Futuretripper

by Todd Parker and The Witches

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morecowbell17 Really diverse and trippy album as a whole, but if I have to pick a single highlight it's Pan American. Very unique with particularly killer guitar work! Favorite track: Pan American.
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1.
05:40
Time's Moving fast It won't last So get in line And start feeling fine And when You think through All the things That you do You really come alive And now Summer's gone An attack To the lies You wanna realize And when You see through All their eyes All your sighs You really come alive And now Summer’s gone Just a song In your mind For really nobody And time’s Moving fast It won’t last So get in line To start feeling fine
2.
Pushed you Out of my head today They said You were gone Heard you Laugh in my head today Don’t feel Like it anymore If I could See through your eyes And know there Was only time You’re blind To all the alibis That tell you Not to Let me inside Only a little bit more Only a little while longer And nothing is for sure Feel you getting stronger It all seems so far away All the time you left behind Heard you Laugh in my head today I knew you Were really gone Only a little bit more Only a little while longer And nothing is for sure Feel you getting stronger
3.
04:05
Last time I saw you You were so sweet Drifting through flowers A magical piece Of my life passing by The memory holds me to you You were the one I expected To float through the dew I thought I knew you And I really did The waves tossed the ferry The passengers slid Under water because Your essence was drowning them there You would become Delta breezes That flowed through the air Last time I saw you You were so sweet Drifting through flowers A magical piece Of my life passing by The memories hold me to you You will become Delta breezes And float through the dew
4.
03:46
All of matter is energy So that you and I Are just beings of energy Reiki Is Japanese technique Used for Relaxation, Stress Reduction And Healing All you have to do now Is just to Stay still And I will guide you On the rest of your journey My Absolute Favorite things This is just gonna hopefully Round off the relaxation session nicely And really just prepare you for Your sleep
5.
You think that you're too late To touch the sky That's alright with me That's alright with me You think that you're too late To touch the sky But that's alright with me That's alright with me You think that you're too late To touch the sky But that's alright with me That's alright with me You think that you're too late To touch the sky But that's alright with me That's alright with me That's alright with me That's alright with me That's alright with me It's alright to touch the sky Let me be Let me be Let me be Touch the sky Touch the sky Alright with me
6.
Count the stars in the sky And hope they fit in your eye You’re searching for your truth Like a comet spinning loose And your path is clear All around the world Everyone’s crying for this girl But she doesn’t cry anymore Doesn’t rely anymore But her path is clear You walk up from your sleep You’re finally getting really deep You’re looking all around But you can’t make out the sound And its path is clear Count the stars in the sky And hope they fit in your eye You’re searching for your truth Like a comet spinning loose And your path is clear
7.
The door’s ajar And holds the way The photo’s light Shadows at play The widest lens Will have a say Some time to sink Reflecting clay Into the mirror Reflections gone Not what they seemed You slip into A cloud of steam Can’t see beyond Fluorescent beam You wonder why The sleepless dream Into the mirror A broken glass Will stand all time You don’t believe What’s in your mind Slipping down Too far to clim= Sparks delight What’s left behind Into the mirror
8.
01:50
Instrumental
9.
Careful what you wish ‘cause you might get it Careful what wish because you might see It comes along the way if you just let it Might be on the road to Tennessee Packed up all your memories and took them for a ride They were all you needed them to be But the future’s the past so you threw them away Then you realized that you were finally free On Halloween you went as a coyote I saw you on the side of the road I told you all my dreams and then you scurried Howling to the sky with all you know Letting go can bring so much sorrow But only if you think eternally You’re with me now, that’s all that matters The scarlet night becomes another sea
10.
We’re back again In this state of mind You don’t care What we’ll find Sometimes its true That you got to look Beyond the stars Off the book You don’t know You don’t care That we won’t go Anywhere ‘Cause we’re back again In this state of mind Shaking stairs As we climb You don’t know You don’t care You’re not goin’ Anywhere For all this time You know its true I can’t go on Without you So we’re back again Just leave me here Is that sound In your ear And you don’t know And you don’t care If we should go Anywhere Climb up to see When you were real And you were free But you were sent Out to sea All alone Without me And you don’t know You don’t care Where we’re goin’ to Anywhere And you don’t know You don’t care We won’t go Anywhere All this time You carried on All this time When we were gone All this time All we’ve done All this time All we’ve done
11.
02:02
Next stop is Emeryville Be there in about 3 minutes If you have lots of luggage It is a good idea to start making your way toward the doors now We close them and leave the station Once we depart we cannot backtrack and turn around And come back into the station

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Founder/guitarist/vocalist of the 90's neo-psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles, Todd Parker, returns with his 4th studio solo album and first since 2013.

INSTAGRAM - DANZOG (DECEMBER 2018)
danzog -Many of you will know Todd Parker’s name from his previous band, The Tadpoles, New Jersey psych-gazers who put out some blinding music throughout the nineties. (Look for ‘Use with headphones late at night.’) Todd’s latest project is this: Todd Parker and The Witches. This is their recent offering, a rip-stonker of an album, called ‘Futuretripper’. There are a range of styles included here, and I’m discovering hidden gems every time it gets a spin. Try track 3, ‘Sleeper’: layer upon layer of sweeping acoustic guitars with a lovely alt.country/Americana flavour, - all against a relentless backdrop of Spacemen3-style repeater... a song of sadness, yet somehow possessing a feeling of joy and optimism. Play track 9, ‘Careful what you wish’. This sounds like late Roger Waters era Pink Floyd. And if this song was on side two of ‘The Wall’, it would be one of my favourites on that monumental album.
This album is confirmation that three decades later, this guy has still got what it takes. That well of ideas is just as full as it ever was.
Todd Parker and The Witches - ‘Futuretripper’.

BLISS/AQUAMARINE - (#31/NOVEMBER 2018)

TODD PARKER AND THE WITCHES Futuretripper (Bakery)

Latest album from Todd Parker of Tadpoles' current project. Pareidolia is a laid back and flowing psychedelic piece with an ethereal swirling nature that hints at shoegaze. Futuretripper is hazy psych-rock shot through with a funky groove. Sleeper combines elements of American folk with heady echoey effects. Pan American juxtaposes vocal samples about relaxation and healing with heavy-hitting psych-rock. No-one Needs to Own the Light combines classic psych-rock with inventive use of vocoder. Ziggy is a brief instrumental interlude in which sparse classical guitar intertwines with swirling atmospheric ambience. Careful What You Wish brings together raw DIY Americana with shimmering dreampop-esque atmospherics. Emeryville has a more electronic emphasis, built around synths, samples and heavy beats, but completely avoids sounding like an out of place dance track, remaining instead just as psychedelic as everything else here. An inventive album that's eclectic yet cohesive and has much to appeal to fans of vintage and more modern interpretations of psychedelia.

FUTURETRIPPER -
10/10/18 Psychedelic Gew Gaw (Greece)

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Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για TODD PARKER Futuretripper

Todd Parker was the guitarist and singer of the outstanding psychedelic rock band Tadpoles, which acted mainly in the 90s. He used to send me the releases of Tadpoles, and indeed, in the tape Cosmic Monkeys released together with the 6th issue of gew-gaw (1998) there was Sense from their fourth album, Smoke Ghost. After the breakup of the band Parker began to record his own material and he has a very large collection of songs, most of which are in digital form. Futuretripper contains 11 new songs dominated by psychedelic rock sound, as was the case with Tadpoles. The most acid pan american, the electric ballad sleeper, as well as the slipping into thee mirror, ziggy, careful what you wish and the title track futuretripper are some excellent examples of our American friend.
Enjoy!

O Todd Parker ήταν ο κιθαρίστας και τραγουδιστής του εξαιρετικού ψυχεδελικού ροκ γκρουπ Tadpoles, το οποιο έδρασε κυρίως τα 90ς. Ο ίδιος συνήθιζε να μου στέλνει τις κυκλοφορίες των Tadploles και μάλιστα, στην κασετοσυλλογή Cosmic Monkeys του έκτου τευχους του gew-gaw (1998) υπήρχε το Sense απο το τέταρτο άλμπουμ τους με τίτλο Smoke Ghost του 1998. Μετά τη διάλυση της μπάντας ο Parker άρχισε να ηχογραφεί το δικό του υλικό και αισίως έχει μια πολύ μεγάλη συλλογή κυκλοφοριών, όπου οι περισσότερες εξ αυτών ειναι σε digital μορφή. Το Futuretripper περιέχει 11 νέα τραγούδια του στα οποία κυριαρχεί ο ψυχεδελικός ροκ ήχος, όπως συνέβαινε και με τους Tadpoles. Το πιο acid pan american, η ηλεκτρική μπαλάντα sleeper, καθώς και τα slipping into thee mirror, ziggy, careful what you wish και δυσικά το ομώνυμο fuuretripper είναι ορισμένα εξαιρετικά δείγματα του αμερικάνου φίλου μας.
Απολαύστε!

~Psychedelic Gew Gaw 'Zine, Greece, 10-10-2018

FUTURETRIPPER
Dear Sir 'Pole and Jimmy... I went flying with the witches and what a treat it was. I cruised through the country yesterday soaking in your latest master-mistress piece. I'm super digging that first tune with the opening of nature birds, grooving bass and live drums, Adam Boyette style! He sounded very similar in his playing style.
It was reminiscent of U2 in their better early years, in my book.
Count the Stars and Be Careful What you Ask For are great and very Roger Waters-like, and I love that! Nice acoustics, Ukulele and what sounded like classical guitar in parts. Pan American gave me wood and reduced my stress, while Emeryville gave me stitches from laughing about insanity! Overall, I dug the variety, your more present vocals, introspective sentiments, the bass grooves, variety of instrumentation and melodies, and sparseness in keeping the listener guessing what's next. I found myself adding, imagining or improvising parts or instrument melodies that were not there, which is always a blast for me. Excuse me while I go take another flight with the Witches!
~ The Red Jamie, 8-27-18, WASHiNGTON, DC

FUTURETRIPPER
Well, I finally had the perfect rainy afternoon to listen to the whole album. It's so cool. Every effect is just right - sonic wizardry!
~ R. Martinengo, 9-16-2018 ATLANTA

FUTURETRIPPER
Really love the heavier sound of Pan American and then No One Needs To Own The Light right after is just fantastic with the 60s feel to it.
Finished the album on the way home and really enjoyed it. Has that familiar sound that I enjoy as well as being fresh and different, well done.
~ D. WALLACE, 9-7-18 NEW ZEALAND

credits

released November 2, 2018

Produced by Todd Parker
Recorded and Mixed at Starlight Blanket Studio, Sacramento, CA


Performed by Todd Parker and The Witches
Drums on Pareidolia recorded and performed by Michael Shanahan at Shady Way Studio, Winfield, IL.
Drums on Futuretripper, Pan American, Slipping Into The Mirror and I’m Not Who I Am recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London England

All songs written by Todd Parker, BMI © 2018 except
Pareidolia, written by Todd Parker and Michael Shanahan, BMI, © 2018 and
Futuretripper, written by Todd Parker and David Max, BMI, © 2018

©2018 Bakery Records / Todd Parker and The Witches. All Rights Reserved.

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Todd Parker, songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/founder, of the 1990's Hoboken/NYC psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles returned after a decade off from producing music with Greetings From The Star Chamber in 2010 which has been followed by a series of EPs, singles and 3 more studio albums, the latest being 2018's Futuretripper. More to come. ... more

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