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releases June 30, 2016

Timur and the Dime Museum

TIMUR - lead vocals
Daniel Corral - keys, electronics, vocals
Matthew Setzer - electric guitar, vocals
David Tranchina - electric bass, vocals
Andrew Lessman - drums

Additional vocals: Ryder Bach (Fertilize My Heart)
Spoken text: Genevieve (Demon Chora), Kate Vandegrift (Fertilize My Heart)

Composed by Daniel Corral

Executive producer, engineering, mixing and mastering - Nick Tipp
Producer - Nick Urata (DeVotchKa)
Vocals producer - Ryan Bach

Album cover by Sandra Powers, with images by Jesse Gilbert

Recorded at Infrasonic, Los Angeles, California

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Timur and the Dime Museum Los Angeles, California

Recently profiled in LA Weekly's BEST OF LA People Issue 2011, the dark glam opera band Timur and the Dime Museum fuses indie & vaudeville sounds, stunning intensity. Officially formed following a spot on AGT Season 2010 & a collaboration with Klaus Nomi songwriter Kristian Hoffman, the band strives to create unconventional arrangements, led by "the charismatic tenor" (LA Times), Timur Bekbosunov. ... more

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Track Name: The Hour of the One and Only
The Hour of the One and Only

You shine like a star
The orange light illuminates the sky from afar
See it shining bright like a nuclear war
There is only one way to make it through the night
Pass through the one and only

This one's for the one and only love
It's the hour of the one and only
See the fire falling from the sky
It burns for the one and only

Alone in the cold
Abandoned by the light of belief and control
You cry for the fire that vanished into the smoke
That follows you everywhere you go:
The ghost of the one and only

This one's for the one and only love
It's the hour of the one and only
See the fire falling from the sky
It burns for the one and only

It's the hour of the One and Only
See the angels tumbling down from grace
They fall for the one and only

And all I want and all I need is you
And all I have and all I need is you

This one's for the one and only love
It's the hour of the one and only
See the fire falling from the sky
It burns for the one and only

It's the hour of the One and Only
See the angels tumbling down from grace
They fall for the one and only
Track Name: Ecophagy
Oh dearest family
I've spoiled all that you gave me
And it's all I had
And all I need
Is you

Oh glorious surplus
We've ravaged all that you offered us
Now we're ravaged too,
But trying to
Move on

Dark as the sunlight shining
Cold as the earth's core burning
We're trying and trying and trying to unlearn this
But it’s graveyard shifts and then up at the earliest mornings
Track Name: The House of Moloch
The House of Moloch

Born in the house of Moloch, baby
When you grown up you're never going to sleep
Electric lights burn out your eyes
You die right there on your feet

Oh, in the house of Moloch, baby

And all I want and all I need is you
And all I have and all I need is you

Born in the house of Moloch

No one will remember and no one will care
If you were ever even really there
You see no, speak no, hear no evil
You sleep like a baby and you mind the steeple

Oh, in the house of Moloch, baby

And all I want and all I need is you
And all I have and all I need is you

Born in the house of Moloch
Track Name: Goddamn the Atlantic Salmon
God damn the Atlantic Salmon
God damn the poison farms
Killed off our precious rivers
Know you never meant to do no harm

Don't eat the Atlantic Salmon
Don't feed the poison farms
Killed off their anemic cousins
Know you never meant to do no harm

Know you never meant to do no harm

God damn the Atlantic Salmon
God damn the poison farms
Killed off our precious rivers
Know you never meant to do no harm
Track Name: Pacific Gyre
Plastic sirens singing
What are the currents bringing?

A cool and hard petrochemical swirling
The plastic godhead flag unfurling

It's a beautiful day
And I think I'm going to stay
On a Pacific Gyre holiday

Bags and bottles float by
And catch the gleam in your eye
And the whole neuston seems to say

Oooooo…
It is not dying
Life will find a way
The new ecology
On a Pacific Gyre Holiday

Out on Midway Atoll
The plastic caps and baubles
Keep the Albatross bellies full

See those birds can't fly
But they're still going to try
You can watch knowing they're going to die

And an albatross
Seems so obvious
A symbol for what we have lost

Oooooo…
It is not dying
Life will find a way
The new ecology
On a Pacific Gyre Holiday

Coral bleached like teeth
Down in the deep green sea,
It’s the remains of you and me
on a Pacific Gyre holiday
Track Name: Demon Chora
Demon Chora

Text taken from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Nuclear Event Scale.

Level 0: Deviation
No Safety Significance

Level 1: Anomoly
Overexposure of a member of the public in excess of statutory annual limits.
Minor problems with safety components with significant defence-in-depth remaining.
Low activity lost or stolen radioactive source, device or transport package.

Level 2: Incident
Exposure of a member of the public in excess of 10 millisieverts.
Exposure of a worker in excess of the statutory annual limits.

Level 3: Serious Incident
Exposure in excess of ten times the statutory annual limit for workers.
Non-lethal deterministic health effect (e.g., burns) from radiation.

Level 4: People and Environment
Minor release of radioactive material unlikely to result in implementation of planned countermeasures other than local food controls.
At least one death from radiation.

Level 5: Accident with Wider Consequences
Limited release of radioactive material likely to require implementation of some planned countermeasures.
Several deaths from radiation.

LEVEL 6: Serious Accident
Significant release of radioactive material likely to require implementation of planned countermeasures.

Level 7: Major Accident
Major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects requiring implementation of planned and extended countermeasures.
Track Name: Onkalo
It's in the water
It's in the air
It's in the soil
It's in your bones

Radioactivity
Touches everything.

It's everywhere you are now

Onkalo
Save our souls
For now
We don't care how

Alpha, beta, gamma
Wide awake in this half-life
Drifting towards delta
Forgotten in time

Radioactivity
Will outlive you and me

Entombed in salt mines
Turned into glass
Diluted in the ocean
Buried in the past

It is not dying.

Radioactivity
Touches everything.

It's everywhere you are now
Track Name: Yucca Flat Thistle Tea
We've got the the bomb,
ba-bomb, ba-bomb!
We've got the bomb!
Track Name: Cobalt Blues
Relax
We're only fracturing this stone
The aquifer's water's turned
To poison on its own

Be in good health
As we’re poisoning the well
Luxuriate
In the perfumed chemical smell

Cobalt blues
On the phone to you
Congo calling
How do you do?

Tonight
The coal we found inside
The mountaintops
That we’ve blown off
Will fuel your firelight

So behave
And keep digging that grave
Without me
You wouldn’t even
Have a soul to save

Cobalt blues
On the phone to you
Congo calling
Still trying to get through

Cobalt blues
On the phone to you
Congo calling
How do you do?
Track Name: Honeybee, Come Home
Tonight we dance long distance
Even if all history is against us
The queen is dead forever after
Prepare yourself for the next big world disaster
Because it's coming on

Honeybee, come home
You fled these flowers in the gloaming
I never meant to hurt you
So, honeybee, come home

GMO in ecstasy and not a stitch to wear
All pistil and stamen but not a bird or bee to share

So beekeeper, beekeeper
Find me a hive
All this corn and soy
We'll never survive

Without your debonaire aplomb
So, honeybee, come home

And we will
Round Up the monoculture
Round Up the extorted farms
Round Up the Gujarati BT Cotton Farmers gone

Round Up the poisoned water
Round Up the GMO's
Round Up the proprietary sterile seeds we try to sow

And drop them in a dustbowl,
A melting pot of honeycomb
I never meant to hurt you
So, honeybee, come home

There is poison in the flowers
Saboteurs inside the hive
The honey's turned against us
If you want to survive
You'd better run

We will
Round Up the monoculture

You are a goddess of the pharaohs
As you stroll from comb to comb.
I never meant to hurt you
So, honeybee, come home
Track Name: Fertilize My Heart
NARRATOR:
Life can be lonely for an algal bloom. The Mississippi Dead Zone was born and raised in the gulf of Mexico, fed by fertilizer and runoff of at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The largest algal bloom in the world, it thought it was the only one of its kind. Then one day, from across the ancient trails of Atlantic sets and waves, it noticed another: The Baltic Sea Algae Bloom.

BALTIC SEA ALGAE BLOOM:
Fertilize my heart
Oxidize the dark parts
Tear the world apart
With you so far away

MISSISSIPPI DEAD ZONE:
You are a landlocked dream
Blue and green
In the Baltic Sea
Two of a kind, you and me

BOTH:
Hypoxia

NARRATOR:
These two felt destined to be together, but how? The expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, the confines of the Scandinavian Peninsula, so much stood square in the way. But they could feel the oceans slowly rising, and knew that all they had to do was wait. Before too long, these barriers to their boundless love would be submerged, and the two could reach across the great expanse and hold each other as they have long dreamed to do.

BALTIC SEA ALGAE BLOOM:
Nutrients saturate
Eutrophicate
Aiming to suffocate
Without you in my arms

BOTH:
Hypoxia

As the world gets warmer
Our love grows stronger
The poisoned waters
Rising to bring us together

BOTH:
Hypoxia
Fertilize my heart
Track Name: Heat, Beat and Treat
Breath in deep
This CO2
Goes out from me
Out to you

Heat, Beat, and Treat
This is not happening

You don't even know what to say
On tsunamis and earthquakes
Drought and floods and Hurricanes
All of these things can be explained

Holocene Maximum!
We're not to blame
For what's to come
(Go back to sleep)

This is not happening
In the house of Moloch

Little by little you won’t even notice
The acidified seas and the permafrost warming
We're trying and trying to unlearn this
But it's graveyard shifts and then up at the earliest mornings

Heat, Beat, and Treat
This is not happening

You don’t even feel the heat.
You keep on and on and on and on...
Until you die right there on your feet

This is not happening
In the house of Moloch

So breath in deep
This CO2
Goes out from me
It's all for you
Track Name: Chora, Adored
Sheets of ice under endless night
But don’t think twice, it’s all right

You and me,
We're already gone
And life goes on and on and on and on
It is not dying

The chora, adored by the sunlight shining
No symbols or signs or labyrinths unwinding
The semiotic stars aligning,
The chora, adored without ending

All language disowned as the silence grows
Like rolling stones under glacial flows

Clean and cold
Steady and quiet
Old as time
It is not dying

The chora, adored in the earth core burning
No signals, or signs, or 4-minute warning
The semiotic stars keep on burning
The chora, adored, has finally unlearned us

And all I want
And all I need
Is you

And all I have
And all I need
Is you