Ghost of Something New

by Kate Tucker

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"Ghost of Something New" is a collection of songs recorded with the Sons of Sweden and other longtime collaborators in Seattle, Brooklyn, and Nashville. Kate wrote these songs while working on other projects including the "White Horses" LP and a second Sons of Sweden record that was never finished. The sessions took place at Two Sticks, Toybox, Litho, Bearhead, and The Shop in Seattle, The Honey Jar in Brooklyn, and Birdhouse in Nashville.

After long development, "Ghost of Something New" emerges as a slight departure from the melancholia of "White Horses," Kate’s most recent release, while hearkening back to the atmospheric mystery heard in "Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden."

The deluxe version of "Ghost of Something New" is out March 27, 2012 complete with full album art and bonus tracks.

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released March 27, 2012

Produced by Blake Wescott
Music and Lyrics - Kate Tucker

Kate Tucker - Vocals and Guitar
Blake Wescott - Guitar, Keys, Harmonica, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Mark Isakson - Guitar and Lap Steel
Ed O’Brien - Bass
Alex Westcoat - Drums

Nicolas Danielson - Keys on “Get You Over” and “Gallery”
Cameron Herrington - Drums on “Get You Over”
Johanna Cranitch - Backing Vocals on “Revolution” and “Ghost of Something New”
Steven Aguilar - Additional Keys on “Gallery”
Michael Shepard - Additional Drums and Percussion on "Gallery"

Produced by Blake Wescott
Engineered by Steven Aguilar
Mixed by Blake Wescott
except for “Get You Over”: Engineered by Shawn Simmons at Litho
Additional engineering on “Get You Over” by Blake Wescott
and “Gallery”: Produced by Steven Aguilar and Michael Shepard; Mixed by Steven Aguilar

Additional engineering on “Gallery” by Terry Fritsch and Michael Shepard at Great Heights
Assisted by Nemanja Bujisic at Two Sticks and Andrew Ching at Toybox
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI in Seattle

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Kate Tucker Nashville, Tennessee

"Tucker has the kind of charm and charisma onstage that seasoned performers dream of. On top of that she’s got a powerful voice that’s as bittersweet as it it is silky smooth. " -Seattle Times

"We first heard Kate Tucker at last January's Sundance Film Festival, and we've been smitten with the Nashville-based singer ever since." -Esquire

"Cardigans-meets-Beach House ethereal pop." -Star Tribune
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Track Name: Revolution
REVOLUTION

I was thinking about you on the night train
I was wondering where you had been sleeping
Don’t you want to start it
Start a revolution
In your heart

I heard people been telling all your secrets
They’re not worth the advice if they can’t keep it
Don’t you want to start it
Start a revolution
In your heart

I’ve seen waters that freeze out on the ocean
I’ve seen people defy the laws of motion
Don’t you want to start it
Start a revolution
In your heart

Don’t you want to start it
Start a revolution
Take it down to Houston
Out into the ocean
Underneath the moonlight
Burning through the dark night
Till everything is all right
With you and me

I was thinking about you on the night train
I was wondering where you had been sleeping
Ever since you started
That old revolution
In my heart
Track Name: Shining Light
SHINING LIGHT

Oh I know you
You’ve got that look there in your eyes
I know it’s not right now
It’s not tomorrow
It’s tonight

I’ve got starlight in my eyes
I don’t think you realize
I can see through your disguise
I don’t got no grand design

If you give it to me
I’ll be your baby
If you want to come clean
I’ll be your needle in the dark
If you want to believe
I’ll be your angel
I’ll be your shining light

Throw down your arms
The tide is turning with the dawn
The more you give
The more you take
The more you want

I’ve got Starla on the phone
I don’t think she’s going home
She’s not here nor in between
Tear your heart out at the scene

If you give it to me
I’ll be your baby
If you want to come clean
I’ll be your needle in the dark
If you want to believe
I’ll be your angel
I’ll be your shining light

Oh oh oh shining light
Oh oh oh shining light
Why don’t you shine on me tonight
Track Name: Get You Over
GET YOU OVER

Baby what you’re saying
It ain’t worth a dime
One more deal on main street
And you’ll be doing time

I’m gonna get you over
I’m gonna get you

Baby what you’re doing
It ain’t gonna last
There’ll be stormy weather
On that stony pass

I’m gonna get you over
I’m gonna get you
I’m gonna get you over
I’m gonna get you

Baby what you doing
Standing in the sun
Looking like you’ve got it
You’re not the only one

I’m gonna get you over
I’m gonna get you
I’m gonna get you over
I’m gonna get you

Baby what you saying
All your work is through
Don’t know what you’re thinking
Cause I’m not through with you

I’m gonna get you over
I’m gonna get you
I’m gonna get you over
I’m gonna get you
Track Name: Gallery
GALLERY

Sweet satellite
I gotta tell you that I won’t go on
I think it’s fine
If you go north then I’ll go south and move on

This time I’m gone
This time hold on

Say you wanna take me out
Say you wanna take me out on the town

You know you’re no good
You know you don’t do me
The way that you could
You know you don’t tell me
The things that you should
And like you could save me
Not like you could save me
Unlikely you’ll save me

All that I know
Is you’re as far away as I’d ever go
All that I can say
Is when you reach for me you’re too far away

This time I’m gone
This time hold on

Say you wanna take me out
Say you wanna take me out on the town

You know you’re no good
You know you don’t do me
The way that you could
You know you don’t tell me
The things that you should
And like you could save me
Not like you could save me
Unlikely you’ll save me


If it’s only us
Who will we trust
If it’s only us

You know you’re no good
You know you’re no good
You know you’re no good
You know you’re no good
Track Name: Ghost of Something New
GHOST OF SOMETHING NEW

Can we recede into the distance
Can we seal the ancient book
Can we follow through the firelight
Can we find another truth

I know there’s times I played it different
I know the sound of steel on wood
I know the hand of time swings swift
I know I can’t let go of it

O restless sun

Maybe it’s better in the country
Maybe the train’s still in the station
Maybe the meadow’s full of patience
Maybe you shouldn’t lie alone

O restless sun

Sometimes the light in you is blinding
Sometimes the trick is in the finding
Sometimes you don’t know what you’ll lose
Someday you’re gonna have to choose

O restless sun

So you fell back into the distance
Searching for some old ancient truth
Now you’re burning through the firelight
Just like the ghost of something new
Track Name: Almost
Almost

“It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way;” - Rollo May

I might be right
Most of the time
But I won’t be the one
To make you tow the line
And I’ll be ready for you
Almost all the time

I know you swore
You wanted more
And so you’ll sink the ship
Before it hits the shore
But I’ll be ready for you
Almost all the time

So you say you want to get away
Almost all the time not all the time
Yeah you say you want to get away
Almost all the time
So what are you gonna do

So you cry
You wonder why
You always fall to pieces
Right before you fly
But I’ve been ready for you
Almost all the time

So you say you want to get away
Almost all the time not all the time
Yeah you say you want to get away
Almost all the time
So what are you gonna do

So there’s gonna be a world war
Guns out on the western shore
If you’re not moving on
So there’s gonna be a hurricane
Heartbreak on the motorcade
And all of the bets are off
Track Name: New Orleans
New Orleans (bedroom version)

There’s a house on the edge of town
Filled with things that we left around
Empty bottles and broken mirrors
Try so hard just to disappear

There’s a river that’s running free
With its own possibility
Runs itself right into the sea
Somewhere outside of New Orleans

I wanted you

There’s a voice when it comes to me
Breaks my heart with its melody
Growing stronger with every hour
In the eaves of your broken tower

There’s a house on an empty lot
Overgrown with forget-me-nots
Growing older with every hour
With your arms full of broken flowers

How you gonna walk the streets
With no one there to find you
When the money runs out
How you gonna fall asleep
With no one there to speak your name
When morning comes round
It’s coming around

Left my love down in New Orleans
Do you know what you’ve done to me
Left it all in the pouring rain
All my love like a hurricane

In the letter you sent to me
Were the words that would set me free
All my love like a mystery
Do I want you do you want me

How you gonna walk the streets
With no one there to find you
When the money runs out
How you gonna fall asleep
With no one there to speak your name
When morning comes round
Baby it’s just you and me
There’s no one left to run to
In this watershed town
So come to me dirty
With the world hung on your shoulders
And we’ll shake it all down

I wanted you

Left my love down in New Orleans
Do you know what you’ve done to me

I wanted you