e​,​r​,​som​,​sa​.​.​.

by Colin Phils

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    1. Cal Jensen
    2. Peru?
    3. Chappie
    4. Moonstone
    5. El Portel
    6. 17 Mule Drive
    7. Even Just To Speak a Word
    8. Bad A
    9. Time Well Wasted
    10. I Think Your Name Is a Good One
    11. To The Sand
    12. Don Cabs
    13. Happy Clapper
    14. Coral
    15. Best Foot Forward
    Bonus track: Don Cabs Acoustic


    Don Cabs Acoustic (2019 Release)
    Colin Phils (Featuring Adam Tsai on Vibraphone)

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1.
Bad A 04:23
2.
Moonstone 03:51
I walk around this empty room, it’s still whispering of you If this is bad then we don’t know what that is But I think we can pull through Pull through I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know That I could fall this hard. I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know 5 months seems so long I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know That you could steal my heart I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know That you could steal my hearts… I, I, I, I, I, I ,I I’ve got a stone from the moon
3.
I found the right way; I found the right way, woah I found the right way, but I don’t think I can go Faster, and faster and faster And faster we go nowhere I’m not the perfect one, the one that I thought I could be, no So I’m stuck in a rut that fits perfectly just you and me, oh Cause nowhere with you is better than somewhere alone I found the right, I found the right way I just can’t go, I just can’t go
4.
I think your name is a good one, I think your name is as good as it gets Cause sons you look like me, Alive and well and free, living a life you should lead I think your name is a good one, I think your name is as good as it gets Cause daughters you look like me, Alive and well and free, living a life you should lead Am I deserving of your love? Am I deserving of your love? I think yes Even if I always seems I always make a mess Am I deserving of your love? I think yes Is he deserving of your love? I think yes Is SHE deserving of your love? I think yes Are we deserving of your love? I think yes Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
5.
To The Sand 07:42
I’m sure the body doesn’t mind a little bit of change, in this I’m sure the water doesn’t mind, taking all your filth All, your filth I’m sure the body doesn’t mind a little bit of change, in this I’m sure the water doesn’t mind, taking all your filth All, your filth And you owe it to the sand, and the distances you ran If you trust in me, if you trust in me, if you trust in my friend I’m sure the body doesn’t mind a little bit of change, in this (You’ll never know until you try, change is waiting on the other side) I’m sure the water doesn’t mind, taking all your filth (You’re too scared to go alone, I say turn around and look at all the feet that follow) And you owe it to the sand, and the distances you ran You’re on your way And you owe it to the sand
6.
Don Cabs 04:02
Season And we might change our minds and leave it all behind The season And we might change our minds and leave it all behind Whooo!
7.
I just got out in the nick of time Before it all got weird and brainwashed my mind It’s light it’s happy, but no one’s laughing here The ones I love are stuck in fear, in fear, I fear Yeah I fear, stuck in fear I just can’t wait till it all comes to an end, and we will see just where we will stand
8.
Coral 02:56
9.
I tried to put my best foot forward, but it ended up in my mouth I tried to play my cards so perfectly, but they ended up on the ground Now I’m worried where my feet my take me, and they just might let me down Let me down… They let me down Let me down, they let me down Woah I tried to put my best foot forward, but it ended up in my mouth I tried to play my cards so perfectly, but they ended up on the ground Now I’m worried where my feet my take me, and they just might let me down Let me down, they let me down My vantage point is changing now, now that I’m on this cold hard ground I clear my head to process now, now that I’m on this cold hard ground Oh, I am down, I am down, my perspective is changing now Now that I’m down My vantage point is changing now, now that I’m on this cold hard ground I clear my head to process now, now that I’m on this cold hard ground My vantage point is changing now, now that I’m on this cold hard ground

about

All songs written and recorded by Colin Phils
Ben Tiner- Guitar/vox
Ben Mauch- Drums
Karyn Harding- Synth/vox
Jon Howland- Bass guitar
Greg Householter- Guitar/vox

Label: Released in Hong Kong via Sweaty & Cramped

Drums: recorded by Chapman So & Wilmer Chan (Battle Stage Studio)
Vocals: recorded by Kevin Xin (Arthur Studio)
Guitars/ Synth: recorded by Benjamin Mauch (Mauch Studios)
Mixed & Mastered by Phil Gorey
Album artwork by Jon Merrell

Notable Reviews-

Shenzhen, China (City Weekend)
"The earworms spun by Colin Phils are a comfortable mix of niche guitar-based rock and accessible indie with wide appeal - that both the casual listener and the math rock nerd can appreciate. "
www.cityweekend.com.cn/shenzhen/article/listen-colin-phils-full-length-exceeds-expectations

US Online (The Hook Magazine)
"Consider this "smart music," with lyrics to die for - instrumental moments to nod your head at, and a resumé that is only moving skyward. Colin Phils is an exciting addition to Hook Approved bands, and e,r,som,sa... is a technical, touching album full of quietude, ambiance, and sharp hooks to fall in love with."
thehookjournal.com/album-reviews/2016/8/24/colin-phils-ersomsa

Hong Kong (The Underground HK)
"e, r, som, sa... is shown to be at home in an instant. Colin Phils’ latest album is introduced with a Chinese hymn-like song, flowing seamlessly amongst the bustling street sounds of Shenzhen. "
undergroundhk.com/reviews/cd-reviews/e-r-som-sa-by-colin-phils-shenzhen/

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released May 29, 2016

A big thanks to our friends & family and to all those who came out to shows and supported us.

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Colin Phils Richmond, Virginia

Colin Phils is a Richmond, Virginia based band that offers complex instrumental music along with vocals filled with harmonies.

Their sound has been described as part math-rock, part post-rock, with catchy hooks and harmonies throughout. Colin Phils has played in South Korea, China, and the USA. Utilizing guitar loops, synth lines, and intricate drumming to define their style.
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