Chance b​/​w Mesmerized 7"

by Turn Pale

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from the original press sheet:

TURN PALE is a band, from Bloomington, Indiana, seeking to explore the dark corners of the dancefloor, within a decidedly post-punk aesthetic.

Though TURN PALE includes members of DREKKA and PANOLPLY ACADEMY, the resulting sounds are far from either of these bands, opting instead to caress a much darker, Rough Trade sound from the early 80's'

On their debut single, TURN PALE offers:
• ‘Chance’ - catchy and danceable ala early P.I.L./The Pop Group, with a raw, echoing production that invokes a vintage post punk/death rock sound.

• ‘Mesmerized’ - a cautionary tale of sorts. Devilish vocals, tribal beats, and pure emotion swells up. The Tower of Babel as seen through the Virgun Prunes.

FAVORITE PRESS QUOTES SO FAR:
‘...their horrid clamor of vampire tales and birthday parties... caressing a much darker, Rough Trade sound from the early 80's’- Bloomington Independent

“A recently formed plain-clothes group of musicians that coin a style reminiscent of The Birthday Party and Joy Division, I was psyched to hear something so raw and genuinely inspired by the old school produced from a new band.” - Starvox

“ 3 parts Factory, 1 part 4AD, 1 part Mute” - Indiana Shows List

“If The Birthday Party and Gang of Four fucked in a dirty grimy Missisippian shot-gun-shack then TURN PALE is what they'd give birth to.” - Temporary Structures
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Download contains a PDF of the original presskit, and some photos of alternate unused versions of the artwork.
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credits

released April 1, 2002

Bluesanct (INRI068)
digital re-release 12 May 2011
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Chance
b/w
Mesmerized

Michael Anderson, Nick Quagliara, Peter Schreiner & Martin Sprowles

Recorded January 2002 at Two Houses
Produced by Turn Pale
Mastered by JR71 at Red Hill

Cover photo by Riley Manion
Design by 4K Design


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Turn Pale Bloomington, Indiana

For more than ten years, TURN PALE (from Bloomington, Indiana) has explored the corners of the dancefloor, with a decidely punk asthetic; opting to caress the dark, Rough Trade/Factory sound from the early 80's post-punk/goth movement. Darkness does not necessitate evil.

DEATH DISCO equaling 3 parts Factory, 1 part 4AD, 1 part Mute.
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Track Name: Chance
It seemed to me at the time
that I had had a thought
That things were gonna get easier
before they got better

I turned around just in time
to see it round the bend
Turn left, walk off stage
I had reached the end

It ends with a chance
The night replaces the day
Darkness fills the air
Then fades away

I walked around
I found a note lying on the ground

I picked it up
read it twice
And I discarded it

I had to go back
an hour or two later
Because it seemed (to me)

That it contained a detailed list
of everything I was to do
For the next several weeks (in order)

It ends with a chance
The night replaces the day
Darkness fills the air
Then fades away

It seemed to me at the time
that I had had a thought
That things were gonna get so much easier (this time)
I was deluded

It ends with a chance

-February 1999/January 2002, Michael Anderson
Track Name: Mesmerized
I saw a movie
a home movie
With me as a child

I think I saw it once
I know I've seen it
But, I want to see it again and again and again...

There was this boy
and there was this girl
And they built a tower
meant to reach
all
the way
up
to the sky

They just wanted to say hi
(or so they said)

But when they came down
they couldn't understand
anyone at all

they couldn't understand
anything at all

KILL THE LIGHTS!

-January 1999/July 2001, Michael Anderson