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You're Still Here

by Dawn Riding

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "You're Still Here" - First-Press Limited-Edition pressing on black vinyl. Full color cover with lyric sheet & recording session photo insert. Includes Digital Download card and unlimited streaming through the Bandcamp app. Released November 11, 2022 as a split between The Long Road Society and Speakeasy Studios SF.

    Includes digital pre-order of You're Still Here. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 11, 2022
    item ships out on or around November 10, 2022

      $25 USD or more 

     

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    Pre-order of You're Still Here. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases November 11, 2022

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1.
Nine Lives 04:19
He got his first tattoo sitting in the pen The day his mama died With some ballpoint ink and the scratching of a pin A heart saying “mama tried” He got a heart saying mama tried Well I met him in a motel party in the days We drove down to see a show He was cutting up a pill he wasn’t gonna share I watched him put it up his nose Well I watched him put it up his nose That was one of my nine lives He nearly took me out But I moved on down the line and Now it’s just a thing to sing about That was one of my nine lives I’m on 8 7 6 by now It wasn’t love at first sight but it was by the time He agreed to hit the road See I didn’t have a car and I knew it would be far A place that I could really let go I was looking for a place to let go And his heart was broke when he was just a kid By his dad and the D.E.A. Daddy tried to make it right it was too late by the time They finally put daddy away Well they came and took his daddy away That was one of my nine lives He nearly took me out But I moved on down the line and Now it’s just a thing to sing about That was one of my nine lives I’m on 8 7 6 by now We were two broken hearts looking for another half To smooth in the jagged side Yeah we fit alright but nothing ever healed His knives cut right across mine Well his knives cut right across mine When we finally called it off I was full of blame He snuck in my room and covered the wall in black shoe paint It said “you know what you want, and that I ain’t” I left him scratching at the door Now that was quite a long time ago That was one of my nine lives He nearly took me out But I moved on down the line and Now it’s just a thing to sing about That was one of my nine lives I’m on 8 7 6 by now
2.
All The Time
3.
The Difference
4.
Hold On
5.
Beautiful and Dangerous
6.
Change in Tide
7.
Scales Fall From My Eyes
8.
Luck Run Out

about

In San Francisco’s Mission District, there’s a Victorian house with a garden full of towering tobacco flowers and rose vines so thick they’re pulling down the fence. Every Sunday, for a great span of 2021, songwriter Sarah Rose Janko (Dawn Riding) would join producer & engineer Alicia Vanden Heuvel (Aislers Set, Magic Trick) there, to play guitar, sing harmonies, and hum lines for other instruments, before retreating to Alicia’s basement recording studio (Speakeasy Studios SF), to roll tape on her Otari half-inch 8-track.

This is how, week by week, Dawn Riding’s new record You’re Still Here, was chipped out of the ethereal and into an expansive album of meticulously crafted and deeply captivating songs. It’s an album steeped in intimacy and warmth, each song built with a level of restraint that leaves room for Sarah Rose’s quietly fierce vocals and her powerful songwriting to sit front and center. Nothing is rushed and each song is presented almost as a vignette: some with so much stillness you can feel the relationships, some that build from the heart’s interior solitude into swells of emotional catharsis. You’re Still Here is a songwriter’s album and Sarah Rose Janko, in the tradition of great American folk musicians, is laying most of her cards on the table - endearing you to her portraits of American life, and leaving you thirsty for the stories that haven’t yet been told.

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releases November 11, 2022

All songs written by Sarah Rose Janko

You’re Still Here marks Dawn Riding’s third full-length album, and is a co-release by The Long Road Society and Speakeasy Studios SF, two women-owned Bay Area record labels. The credits reveal a wealth of Bay Area musicians lending their talents, with multi-instrumentalist Vanden Heuvel acting as producer and musical arranger:

Sarah Rose Janko - vocals, guitar, piano
Hall McCann - electric guitar, vocals
Jasmyn Wong - drums
Alicia Vanden Heuvel - bass, organ, drums
Keenah Silver Fassett - drums
Jessie Leigh Smith - harmonica
Jacob Aranda - pedal steel, violin
Anna Hillburg - trumpet

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Dawn Riding Oakland, California

Dawn Riding is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sarah Rose Janko, who was born and raised in Northern California and currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dawn Riding’s songs of love, loss, and friendship, present characters chiseled out of Janko’s own experience & memories, and you can feel it in her intimate, tough-as-nails depictions of American life, ... more

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