How Many Padmes Hum?

by Zen Mantra

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Available on Itunes, Amazon, 7Digital and other digital stores.
Cassette available over at the Crash Symbols bandcamp.

"Thankfully, someone out there discovered drugs. Or, rather, they borrowed a load of their dad's psychedelic records. Now, fronted by Tame Impala, the lo-fi, kaleidoscopic scene out in Australasia is booming. Zen Mantra, the project of 17-year-old bedroom producer, Sam Perry, is the latest enrollment into the continents already stella alumni" - Noisey (UK)

"The bedroom project of 17-year-old New Zealander Sam Perry brings to mind everything that made Gross Magic so exciting a few years back. His songs are riff-laden beasts packed with anthemic choruses" - NME

"Much like its name would lead you to believe, 'La La La La La' will entrance you from the get-go, providing a melody that seems familiar and will cause increasingly enthusiastic hum-a-longs with each listen." -Earmilk

"With How Many Padmes Hum?, Perry has produced an impressive set of songs, cohesive and creative. It’s refreshing when the content of a bedroom-produced LP can outshine commercial efforts..." -Under the Radar

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released January 28, 2013

Written, recorded and mixed by Sam Perry (With the exception of the verse bass line in 'Soothsayer', which was written by Steven Marr)

Mastered by Kody Nielson

Thanks to Elspeth Odum for guest backing vocals on 'Soothsayer' and 'Cloudgazer'

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Track Name: La La La La La
Verse One:

Wake up Sally
What'cha still doing in bed?
(La la la la la, la la la la la)
F*** off I'm sleeping
Though I'd rather be dead
(La la la la la, la la la la la)
Hey now Sally
Why you acting so depressed?
(La la la la la, la la la la la)
Cus' I hate my job, my husband and my kids
(La la la la la, la la la la la)

Verse Two:

Wake up Sally
What'cha still doing in bed?
(La la la la la, la la la la la)
She didn't answer back
So I tapped her on the back of her head
(La la la la la, la la la la la)
I looked to the left and what did I see?
(La la la la la, la la la la la)
An empty pill bottle
Staring back at me
(La la la la la, la la la la la)

Coda:

Twenty-four hours
Seven days a week
At least I've got a flat screen
And an ensuite
Track Name: Change
Verse(s):

Heavy eyes
I haven't slept in days
Delirious
I've got to make a change
Bags are packed
The plane is on it's way

I just can't wait to get away
I just can't wait to get away

Take a seat
On the window side
Take a breath
Take me for a ride
Close my eyes
The plane is on it's way

I just can't wait to get away
I just can't wait to get away

Chorus:

I don't have to wait and see
If the weather brightens up for me
Go somewhere it's sunny everyday
I don't have to wait for things to change