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Alex Ricci & The Still Nothing combine the lyrical prowess of composer Alex Ricci with an open-minded instrumental approach of a band coming into their own. Their songs explore the process of documenting your own inimitable experience, and finding yourself unknowingly caught between a lonely past and an uncomfortable future. These stories are set to a nostalgic and dynamic musical arrangement that highlights the band’s unique sound.

Alex Ricci has worked as a musician for the past four years while attending University of Guelph, and graduated to the real world with a collection of songs and experiences burning to be shared. He assembled his band and recorded at the Lion’s Den, his home studio, over the long cold winter of 2013. The result are a set of warm songs that melt through the typically sterile mold of pop music and whisper into listeners’ ears with honesty and integrity. Entitled “Imprints”, the band’s debut album is a lyrical journey and a discovery of new sounds through instrumental experimentation and self-produced refinement.

For more information please visit alexriccimusic.com

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released June 18, 2013

Recorded and Mixed at Lion's Den Studio in Guelph ON
Mastered by Andy Magoffin at The House of Miracles
Cover Photo by Olivia Simpson
Layout and Additional Photography by Monika Hauck
All songs Written and Produced by Alex Ricci

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Songs from books, songs from boredom

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Track Name: Moving On
Everybody’s moving on
Their lights burned bright but now their gone
Their leaves are all changing colours in the fall
They’re highway cars
Racing past each other to get where we need to be

Everybody blows away
Like empty plastic wrapping paper
Off to find some place where they can stay
We’re all just satellites
Drifting over this place we call home, totally alone

We grow like weeds
Spread our full leaves
And turn into something brand new

Everybody blows away
On this west wind coming from the east
Never at peace
Always moving on
Running across countries that we can’t call home for long

We grow like weeds
Spread our full leaves
And turn into something brand new
Change is like the wind

It’ll happen right before our eyes
Straight down from the skies
Unnoticed and uncelebrated
All we hear is fear
Our hearts go cold as snow
We need to change
And let that wind blow

Everybody’s moving on
Track Name: End of the World
Would you stay with me at the end of the world
When our house falls in and our bones feel old
Would you help me extinguish the endless fires
Would you give up hope when the flames grow higher

Would you stay with me till death do us part
Would you stay with me at the end of the world

Will you stay with me in 2012
When the calendar ends along with ourselves
Will you hold my hand and watch the nuclear show
Will you welcome it or do you fear the unknown

Would you stay with me till death do us part
Would you stay with me at the end of the world
Will you be with me with the fear in your heart
Would you stay with me at the end of the world

Would you survive when grocery stores and shopping malls meet their demise
Will you hunt for food
Live off the land
Would you be able to kill with your bare hands

Would you stay with me
Would you stay with me at the end of the world
Will you be with me with the fear in your heart
Would you stay with me at the end of the world
Track Name: Take the Pen
What genre would you put yourself in
Are you romantic or a feminist
And where did you say you were from
Was it here or there, does it really matter

In this heartless world
You can’t claim to know
If flowers will come to bloom
Or die off in the snow

I’ve heard some things but I’m just not sure
I see in your eyes, see through your disguise
Take it off one day for me
Let me inside, let me inside

In this divided world
You’ll never know for sure
If she’s in love with you
Or just some other girl
So we write about it…

Darling why’d you come here tonight
Are you here for me, did you know you’d be
Whoever thought the authors were wrong
For your happy ending you might not have to wait so long

In this crazy world
One thing to understand
Things don’t have to be
The way they’re written
Here is your best chance
For you to take the pen
Your life’s a storybook
Sure to have a happy ending
Track Name: Living in the Past
Where is my pen when I need it to feel something that will soon turn into sand
I can type but it just doesn’t seem right
These machines have no feelings though someday they might

I’m not sure I can live in a world I connect to less and less
I’m obsessed with the modern while living in the past

Why do I write? These words have no meaning though someday they might
So I’m stuck in yesterday without anything new to say
What is the right path to follow so maybe someday I might
Get off this island, build a raft and battle the tide

I’m not sure I can stay in a world that deteriorates so fast
I’m obsessed with the modern while living in the past

I’m not sure I can live in a world I connect to less and less
I’m obsessed with the modern while living in the past
Track Name: Up Dufferin
Love those trips to the city, we go there to bloom
Grow up straight to the sky, feel like its coming soon
We’ll speed up the highways, the tires get hot
And the impending traffic will make us feel lost

We’ll be three of the faces, three million strong
But we’ll have our voices and we’ll have our songs
Should they be performed and fall on deaf ears
Well I say we get the hell up out of here

The city closes its jaws
So go up dufferin and don’t ever stop

We’ll sing through the streets till our voices get sore
We’re drowned out by country from a city boy’s heart
Preferring the make-up, they leave real behind
I feel like I’m not what they had in mind

The lake draws you closer intending to trap
So go up dufferin and don’t ever stop

I thought I’d stand out in the street, in the diversity
But thousands of voices sing louder than me
I wish that my id kept my ego at bay
Its the root of such anxiety

The city closes its jaws
So go up dufferin and don’t ever stop
The lake draws you closer intending to trap
So go up dufferin and don’t ever stop

Don’t ever stop
(Don’t ever stop)
Track Name: No Expectations
I’m searching for numbness, for a way out
For a scrooge-like compassion to everyone around
I’ll live in a cabin deep in the woods
Where the trees can protect me from feeling no good

I want the words to stay in
Compliments to stay out
And the work that I do will be work that I choose
No smiling faces wanting reciprocity
No feeling, no expectations, just me

I’m searching for what is already there
Something deep inside that I’ve been unaware of
I’ll live amongst crowds but see nothing but clouds
And the feeling I’m feeling will condense and rain down

I want the words to stay in
Where they can’t hurt no one
And the work that I do will only feel like fun
No smiling faces needing reciprocity
No feeling, no expectations, just me
No feeling, no expectation, just me
Just me, Just me
Track Name: Mysterious Words
My story was written before I knew how to read
It was carved in the trunks of the most ancient of trees
It was set in the stones at the heads of old graves
And encoded in cells, strands of DNA
I've travelled the world, sailed over the seas
I've seen lions on beaches in Mozambique
I remember I remember in the pages of books
My synapses connect to each one like a hook

Reel me in with every mysterious word
Cause that’s how it is, they’ll save the best for the end
They’ll gut you and skin you and then
They’ll spit you back out again
We’re in for the long haul, its either me or the old man

My future was painted in caves by my ancestors
It was trapped under pressure and turned into oil
The sea sings my song in the crash of her waves
My life was written to end up that way
And I'll stay right here till the day that I die
I'll leave my stories for someone to find
They'll remember, they'll remember in the pages of books
How they came to be on the ground where I once stood

Reel me in with every mysterious word
Cause that’s how it is, they’ll save the best for the end
They’ll gut you and skin you and then
They’ll spit you back out again
We’re in for the long haul, its either me or the old man
And it won’t be him
And it won’t be him
And it won’t be him

And I don’t want to die, not without a fight
I’ll tear out the pages, tell the story of my life
And I will go where no one has ever gone before
Cause I’m the only one controlling my future
Track Name: Dove Love
Put one on top of the other
And hope that they don’t see
That girl with the blue stripe
It was meant to be

They call us pigeon shit
But we know our love’s legitimate
We’ll gather sticks for the nest and
I'll never leave

Fly over their heads
So they can’t see
That girl with the blue eyes
Looking at me

They try to drive us out
Out of the town we’ve grown to love
But we’ll gather sticks for the nest and
I’ll never leave

This marriage binding as dove love
Longer than Yonge street
And my heart light as a feather
And big as the city today