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We at Two Apple Tobacco are proud to present a basket of three delicious apple pairs for your sensorial, sensual and SENSATIONAL! enjoyment. Our first pair, "Killingry & Wealth", is of a 'juicy' variety. Texture: dense. Flavour: full. The second, "Left & Right", is more of a 'sour' pair. Take a zealous bite to induce a puckered face. Our third pair, "Uplifting Depression", is a 'sweet'.

Our TAT (Team of Aural Tasters) here at TAT has been busy breeding these three never-before-seen varieties for over three years. Cultivated live-off-the-floor in the pollinating environs of The Hive Creative Labs over three days in May 2011, with minimal polishing applied over three sessions in 2012 & 2013, these organic apple pairs celebrate their blemishes, giving the shop-goer a taste of Two Apple Tobacco in the wild. The core: Bucky. The skin: FZ. "Fusing the fruits of Fuller and Frank for a true taste of our times". The middle? Tastes like The Mothers and Mother Mother met The Mahavishnu Orchestra to make a Muppet Musical. Or: "mmmmmmmm".

So... take a sound bite. Or two.

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Two Apple Tobacco has been called "a bright beacon of weirdness" (Shawn Conner, Snipe News) and "a wonderfully creative band" (Adam Graham, Evolution Radio) who put on an "explosive show" (Joseph Sloan, Sloan's Bones) that "pushed me as far as I could go upon hearing them for the first time" (Chris-a-riffic, Discorder Magazine). Two Apple Tobacco was named one of the "Top 25 Vancouver Bands of 2012" by Vanmusic.ca.

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released December 21, 2013

Music and lyrics by Daniel Deorksen
Except Uplifting Depression:
Lyrics by Daniel Deorksen
Music by Daniel Deorksen and Jordan Kling
Produced and arranged by Two Apple Tobacco
Piano arrangement by Emilie Chow
Recorded and mixed by Tanis Gibbons
at The Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby, BC
Mastered by Stu McKillop
at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC
Cover design by Kayla Deorksen

MUSICIANS:
Emilie Chow: Solo Piano
Daniel Deorksen: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
Jessica Harvey: Lead Vocals
Phyllis Ho: Violin
Thomas Houlden: Trumpet
Jordan Kling: Bass
Courtney Lancaster: Vocals, Flute
Vern Shewchuk: Percussion

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Based in Vancouver, BC, Two Apple Tobacco creates thought-provoking and topical music, fusing genres and pushing the boundaries of the indie rock idiom. Two Apple Tobacco's debut EP applEPairs will be followed by the release of their first full-length album: a pan-apocalptic jazz-rock opera entitled Squinter’s Paradise. ... more

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Track Name: From Killingry to Livingry
People don’t you see that:
War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth.

From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2)

The other day I heard a scientist say there’s just one race
So when we speak of racism it should really define a generalized form of self-loathing
Cause that would be a more appropriate meaning
It seems to me we’re just different breeds

Breedism is the idea that one’s own breed is superior
Or a set of policies based on that idea

Your particular genetic idiosyncrasies are just the shrivelled remains
Of a preliminary strain, the result of a few thousand years of inbreeding
Consequent to early tends of geographical and cultural isolation
(Which is what we mean when we speak of a nation)
And also why neither the US or Canada is one.

People don’t you see that war itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom

As a typical result of all the things we would ignore
Here we are bereft of all we have
Left alone here to consider
All the loss we’ve incurred as the result of all the things we never did
Preoccupied as we were with the show
Dangling lights in front of our eyes – now we’re blind
And with the overwhelming flow of our articulated sense
Channelled through a million tiny pipes
When we turn the tap on nothing but a drop is left.

It’s really touch-and-go now
So much so
That it’s getting kinda hard to continue to be hopeful
No time to lose

From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2)

So what then really are these countries but obsolete sovereign entities
Still clogging our planetary arteries
And no matter what the political bullies happen to say to appease you today
Evolution is about to do away with these obsolete constructs
Do you really want to be the one who gets fucked
When it all takes place, cause you’ve been busy worrying about race and religion?

Well I don’t mean to be a shock to your system
But you know there ain’t no such a thing as ‘us and them’
Cause we’re all just the twisted descendents
Of our more-or-less identical parents
And since the human race encompasses the lot of you
Than being racist well it really ain’t the issue
So whether you subscribe to or abhor it
It’s your language lets me know you’re really full-o-shit
And the more we continue to exacerbate historical feuds
Between our independent nation-states
The international financial conglomerate continues to dominate world affairs

So remember that it’s just an ignus fatui
Cause divide-and-conquer’s always been the strategy
It’s a misguided sense of identity, so whether you’re Arab or Israeli get it straight:
It’s the breed you hate.

People don’t you see that:
War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth.

From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2)

War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth...

Breedism is the idea that one’s own breed is superior
Or a set of policies based on that idea…

It ain’t wrong
It ain’t right
It just became
Obsolete overnight…
Track Name: Wealth Ain't Money
Seven billion – we should all be billionaires
Nothing is going quite the way it should
Wealth ain’t money – money it isn’t wealth
(My turn to have two cars in my garage!)
High time we started figuring this out

I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the years to come
Are we really going to turn this ship around in time?

Wealth ain’t money – that is the game we play
My turn to have two cars in my garage
I’m quite certain that in the end we’ll see
Only integrity is gonna count

I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the years to come
Are we really going to turn this ship around in time?
I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the days ahead
Stuck inside my head and getting nothing done
It goes on

I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the years to come
Are we really going to turn this ship around in time?
I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the days ahead
Stuck inside my head and getting nothing done

Evolution is trying so hard to make us a real success in the Universe
No fuckin way you say I can’t fuckin see how that could be
And all in spite of our continued fear-
And ignorance-induced tailspin toward oblivion

Wealth ain’t money – money it isn’t wealth
Wealth is the organized capacity
To provide for all of the forward days
(My turn to have a coal plant of my own!)
Of each and every single human being
(Cook the books while cooking the atmosphere!)
We are rich in everything that we know
High time we started figuring this out
I’m quite certain that in the end we’ll see
(Are we really going to turn the ship around?)
Only integrity will count
Track Name: Left of Civilization
The sun-baked shit on my shoe
Is beginning to remind me just a little bit of you
You’re everything that you said you would be

The sun-baked look on your face
Must be everything you’re meaning when you speak about disgrace
You’re everything that I thought you would be

Oblivious and disingenuous (piece o’ shit)
Who ever you think you are, get over it
Oblivious and disingenuous (piece o’ shit)
Whatever you think this is, I’m having none of it

And on the same sidewalk I see a bee, in pain
Writhing from some disease, in vain
Thinking we are the ones to blame
The way things are these days

Yippie and Hooray now everyone
Let’s all be proud of what we’ve done
Yippie and Hooray now everyone
Let’s all be proud, we’re everything that we knew we could be

And the way you look in my eyes
When I speak about importance isn’t much of a disguise
Why can’t you be honest once in your life?

By the same sunlight I see a girl, with her face
Hidden behind a surgical mask
And as she walks past I happen to sneeze – I only wanted to see
Just how she would react

Well she nearly had a heart-attack

Golly! New diseases are everywhere
I guess that I’d better not breathe in the air
Golly! New diseases are everywhere
I’d rather be breathin in what I breathe out
I guess I’d better not breathe in the air
New diseases are everywhere
I’d rather be breathin in what I breathe out

Oblivious and disingenuous (piece o’ shit)
Who ever you think you are, get over it
Oblivious and disingenuous (all of it)
Whatever you think this is, I’m having none of it

Over top:
It seems that there’s something in evidence here
With every passing moment they’re making it progressively clear:
That we don’t really have a choice now, if we’re gonna have a chance now

And on the same sidewalk that could be me, in vain
Writhing from some disease – and that is when they will say:
Nobody but a few could be saved: it was a necessary sacrifice

Yippie and Hooray now everyone
We are what’s left of civilization
Yippie and Hooray now everyone
We are what’s left of civilization

Yippie and Hooray now everyone
We are what’s left of civilization
Yippie and Hooray now everyone
We are what’s left of everything that we set out to be
Track Name: Right Foot Wrong Foot
There must be something better than this
There must be something better than this – don’t you agree?

If you feel our chances are slipping
Through our fingers while we stand watching
And if you don’t know where you’ll be going
When the sewers start overflowing

If you feel salvation is brushing
Past your elbows while they’ve been twisting
No matter how hard the crowd keeps hissing
The invisible hand is still missing

There must be something better than this
There must be something better than this shit we’re dealin’ with
We should know that right and wrong are really meaningless
Stepping forward – it ain’t ‘right and wrong’ you know it’s always ‘right and left’

As we approach that resonant frequency
And things start to sway more violently
We’re really gonna be put to the test
And we’re just gonna have to see
‘Cause there ain’t no left til Sushi Yama
You better go straight right through the yella
You keep doin’ this I’m gonna hurtcha
Unleash everything I got upon ya

Over top:
People use your mind
It ain’t wrong or right
We’re just swaying left and right
And nowhere in the Universe
Are you ever gonna find an absolutely straight line

The sun-baked shit on my shoe is beginning to remind me just a little bit of you
You’re everything that I thought you would be and
The way you look in my eyes, when I speak about importance isn’t much of a disguise
why can’t you be honest once in your life?
Track Name: Uplifting Depression
Can you see it now?
Is it the end?
 
Smells like a wiff of arctic breeze...
As it's caressing a summer season... lying,
With its arms and legs all bare
 
I'm there,
And for all the right reasons I do the wrong things
I do all the right things but for all the wrong... reasons
It’s like this every time.
 
Well what are we doing right now?
Blockin' up the door with pieces of the floor...
(and these padded mattress walls)
Well, something's got to get through to remind us that there's
A future out there, in need of salvaging;
 
So now I'm left to wonder if you mean well
But you just can't seem to see it through—or see it clear
For fear you might lose the slight security
You’ve gained through your orchestrations
Testing all health and patience:
We know everything we've gotta do—
But right now this one's dealt to the few... of you.
(And it's in your hands)
 
As the explorer parts the grass in front to make a pathway that is clear ahead,
You gotta choose now to be smart instead,
And put aside all the absurd irrelevant shit
That obscures our... frame of reference now,
'Cause it seems there ain't no easy way of getting out—And, we're up to our heads

So now for all the right reasons we do the wrong things;
We do all the right things but for all the wrong reasons.

(Every time)—but this time…
We've got to work this out:
We gotta run this world like a singular economy
But with its currency in tune with the melodies of the Universe
And the frequency of harmony compatible with human-time
And we may get through this after all.
Track Name: Uplifting Depression (Piano)
(Instrumental)