Another Risk Of The Heart

by Young Antiques

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1.
Euclid Creeper (Words and Music By Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) Here we are again back on the beat Throwing our ideas on whomever we meet Drunk and disorderly but still on our feet Stumbling all around but we don't lose a beat I been looking for a little light Living down in a coal mine I don't know what it is I'm lookin' for But I'll keep digging just a little more Here we are again back on the beat Punching back cool with those that we meet Drunk and lowdown and hauling our feet Stumbling all around until our hearts skip a beat We been looking for a little light Living down in a coal mine I don't know what it is we're waiting for But we'll keep thinking that it means a little more Drugs and rock and roll in you Here we are again back on the beat Throwing our ideas on whomever we meet Drunk and disorderly but still on our feet Stumbling all around but we don't lose the beat I been looking for a little light Living down in a coal mine I don't know what it is I'm lookin' for But I'll keep digging just a little more Drugs and rock and roll in you In me
2.
Another Risk Of The Heart (Words and Music by Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) I remember when we parted Drunk and full of shame A lot has changed since it started A lot remains the same You’re still beautiful and so anxious Wound up bright and taut Banishing all things Forever sought by the heart Just another risk of the heart Another risk of the heart I never thought I’d see you again But oh here you are I never thought we’d fall in love Or fall apart Just another risk of the heart Another risk of the heart Fall in love or fall apart How could I perceive you In such a wicked light I never thought we’d fall in love Then out of sight Another risk of the heart Fall in love or fall apart
3.
I Think You’ll Never (Words and Music by Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) I think that you'll never Believe in anything I think that you'll never Believe in anything You've got an injured heart Bleeding back to you The time is now to start With a clear attitude I think that you'll never Believe in anything I think that you'll never Believe in anything The past has picked apart Important pieces of you The time is now to start With a clear attitude Please baby please 'Cause I know you by now Yes I know you by now Do you think you could ever Remember your dream Well I think that you'll never Come back to me Come back to me You've got a beating heart Beating back at you The past has picked apart Important pieces of you You baby you 'Cause I know you by now Yes I know you by now You've got an injured heart Bleeding back to you The time is now to start With a clear attitude
4.
Armies In The Alley (Ft. Tom Cheshire) (Words and Music by Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) (From the first time I saw you I knew you had a different view You'd never been brainwashed And that's why they still want you) Upon a midnight evening A lovely liberal in a dress A new dance creating Unholy thoughts possessed Armies in the alley and an alley in the armies’ head No chance for justice just for dread I took you to the boulevard That was a chance there that I took So new to the neighborhood Without that fascist look Armies in the alley and an alley in the armies’ head No chance for justice you’ll be living on the streets instead Armies in the alley and an alley in the armies’ head No chance for justice just for dread (There were places we could hide And there were places where they'd shoot us on sight) Smoking in the Cinema That foggy hour always put Us together an escapism for the down on luck Like a dream or read from a book Is she pretending on the screen A shadowed noir look? Armies in the alley and an alley in the armies’ head No chance for justice you’ll be living on the streets instead Armies in the alley and an alley in the armies’ head No chance for justice just for dread (Don’t wait for me just runaway and get lost...)
5.
'92 04:21
‘92 (Words and Music by Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) When I met you In the fall of ‘92 You were flying the flannel On a hot October afternoon When I met you Down in the alley after school Smoking in the cinema Acting quiet and acting cool And you said you was from the north How you wish you’d brought your board to skate home When I met you All the others thought you queer Dressed in all black So Satanic and so weird And you told them you was from the west How you wish you’d brought your best board to skate home When I met you When I met you When I met you Down in the valley where we ruled So young and foolish How could love be so cruel? Soulful and full force How I wish I’d brought my board to skate home When I met you When I met you
6.
Questions 04:07
Questions (Words and Music by Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) As I woke up at dawn I heard the police on my lawn Never have they stayed so long until today Tell me, “Has your address ever changed? Is your birthdate still the same? Do you answer to your Christian name? Tell me boy?” “And may I ask you - Do you feel the way I do About this and that and more?” Questions of your distant past Questions of where were you last Questions of these photographs in your file Nervously I unpacked my things Showed my tattoo and my slip of pink Stamped approved in government ink, “Truly yours” “And may I ask you - Do you feel the way I do About this and that and more?” Questions of your distant past Questions of where were you last Questions of these photographs in your file And as I walked away I heard one laugh and heard one say, “This must be your lucky day.” As they drove away…
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Goin' Home (Words and Music by Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) Tell me we made it through Tell me all of us and me and you I guess I feel older I look right on time It's such a bittersweet day It's all over all grown and gray I don't believe it before my own eyes CHORUS I guess I'll go home That's where I belong The tall grass beneath my bare feet Lest I should fall Well it once slipped away All broken down and put astray Beaten so badly it divided us all Down a beautiful maze In dark forests and down dark caves I could not see well in front of my eyes I wish I were home Back where I belong The wet grass beneath my bare feet Lest I should fall Lest I should fall Tell me where are you now Are you all alone and washed out I don't know how much more I can take How I've loved all these years And it's hard to fight back the tears One day I will find you alone and we'll ride Back to our old home Out where we once belonged The tar and concrete and boots on our feet Far from this home From where I now belong The tall grass beneath my tired feet / lest we fall down
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It Might Sound Crazy (Words and Music by Blake Rainey and Young Antiques) Will you answer truthfully Will you grant me harbor Will you lead me out to sea? I will answer truthfully As I leave tomorrow And depart our company I love you baby I want you to take me into the morning light It might sound crazy and maybe it just is A soundtrack for the rain A bottle of cheap champagne And whiskey under the moon We could run away we could make mistakes we could end it all tonight It might sound crazy and maybe it just is I won’t be the one you’re dying for But I would be the one that brings you Everything you ever wanted more And you might find a friend that helps you Exercise your demons Free the shackles of your fears forevermore We could run away we could make mistakes we could end it all tonight Stolen glances and hopeless romancing and shooting out the lights I love you baby I want you to take me into the morning light It might sound crazy and maybe it just is

about

Young Antiques - Another Risk of the Heart


Young Antiques’ latest, their first album in nearly a decade, is a bold reaffirmation of purpose, an impassioned, hook-laden love letter from singer-guitarist Blake Rainey—to his bandmates, and to the act of making rock & roll itself. Rekindling old flames, as the Atlanta cult trio’s classic touring lineup reunites, Another Risk of the Heart asks the question, “Can cheap and dirty rock & roll, rooted in youth and a lifetime of friendship, age like wine?” The answer comes quick, delivered by the urgently melodic downstroke riff and thundering four-on-the-floor beat of opening track “Euclid Creeper,” and it’s a resounding hell yes.


“Here we go again,” Rainey says. “We’re giving this thing another shot. Getting back together, doing what we do best—having fun, making records.” Young Antiques’ roots run deep. Rainey and bassist Blake Parris—whose harmonies have always been integral to the band’s sound—grew up together in Cedartown, Ga., population 9,000, and have been making music together since the 5th grade.


“Our whole lives have been in tandem,” Rainey says. “We’re best buddies. We constantly talk recording and music. We both have outside projects, but this thing we do with the ‘Tiques is just natural. He can read me like a book. We’ve been singing together since we were kids.”


Another Risk of the Heart is the first Young Antiques album to feature drummer John Speaks (Skirt, The Jody Grind) since their 2004 sophomore LP Clockworker. “Playing with John again, we were able to tap into that original magic we had in the past. Though this time around everybody was a bit more seasoned and comfortable playing together.”


For Another Risk—which features notable guest spots from Chris Lopez (The Rock*A*Teens, Tenement Halls), Kelly Hogan (Neko Case, The Decemberists, Rock*A*Teens, The Jody Grind) and Tom Cheshire (West End Motel, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves)—Young Antiques worked with engineer Tim Delaney, bassist for pop-culture phenom Puddles Pity Party. “What stands out most to me when I think back on the sessions is how efficient and dialed-in we were as a band,” Rainey says. “We came into Tim’s studio, Electron Gardens, and knocked out all the bass and drums, plus a couple guitar parts in a day and a half.”


The rest of the record—the vocals, guitars, keys and additional percussion and flourishes—were completed at Rainey’s home studio Southern Lovers Recording Studios. “We had the best of both worlds—getting great sounds and building a strong foundation at Tim’s studio, and then being able to work off the clock and without distraction at my place. I love working at home. It gives you the time and freedom to get it right. I think that’s why the performances on this record are our best ever.”


While Young Antiques were recording with Delaney at Electron Gardens, their old pals The Rock*A*Teens were also there working with Delaney, laying down tracks for their most recent Merge Records release, Sixth House. The two bands would often run into each other coming and going. “I’ve always been a big fan,” Rainey says. “Next thing I know, Chris Lopez is over at my place with a six pack of beer, and we’re up ‘til 3 in the morning doing backing vocals. It was a blast. Chris has such a great voice, and he’s a hell of a songwriter, too. He likes to do things in an unorthodox way, which is totally cool by us. For “Euclid Creeper,” he didn’t want to sing into the nice mic we had set up, he just wanted to hold an SM57 in his hand and scream into it while he was sitting on the floor.”


Atlanta poet, barfly and rock & roller Tom Cheshire—with whom Rainey plays in All Night Drug Prowling Wolves—also added gang vocals to “Euclid Creeper,” as well as a key spoken-word part and some harmonies on post-apocalyptic political anthem “Armies in the Alley.” And Lopez’s former Rock*A*Teens bandmate Kelly Hogan—who played with Antiques drummer John Speaks in The Jody Grind decades ago—also contributed to Another Risk of the Heart, taking a break from working with Neko Case to lend her always powerful voice to jangly roots-tinged ballad “Going Home.”


Hogan recorded her vocals remotely from Chicago, and also appears remotely in Young Antiques’ video for “Going Home,” which turned out to be eerily prophetic. Shot well before “shelter in place” and “social distancing” became part of the lexicon, the video features Hogan and the band performing the song, each isolated in their own TV screen. “I was talking to director Jeff Shipman when I had the idea,” Rainey says. “We’re all broadcasting in from different places. And now the whole thing suddenly feels very of-the-moment, like we tapped into this new reality in advance.


“And in the wake of the pandemic, who knows what’s going to happen?” Rainey continues. “It makes getting back together with the Young Antiques even more special. If we hadn’t done it when we did, who knows if it ever would have happened again?”


In its early days, rock & roll was made primarily by teenagers and twentysomethings. There was a built-in expiration date—you burned out or you faded away. But as subsequent generations have grown up with the music, the genre stubbornly persisting as it alternately recycles and reinvents itself, that convention has been smashed. Artists from Nick Cave to Dinosaur Jr, Rainey reminds us, are making some of the best rock & roll of their careers


“Two decades in, the irony of the whole thing—what Young Antiques do from this point forward is definitely going to be better than the music we made when we were younger,” Rainey says. “We’re still feeling inspired. I think as long as you keep your head in the game, as long you’re honest with yourself and honest in your writing, there’s no reason to give it up if you don’t want to. But you still have to have the desire. You have to be hungry for it. A lot of people run out of ideas or just give up. But if you’re still feeling it, if the ideas are still flowing, do it. Do it like you’re 25.”

credits

released June 5, 2020

Blake Rainey - Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Blake Parris - Bass, Backing Vocals, Mandolin
John Speaks - Drums, Percussion

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Recommended If You Like: Replacements, Beach Slang, Costello, The Jam.

Young Antiques is a garage rock n' roll power trio from Atlanta, GA. Spin Magazine calls them "A triumph of ramshackle hooks." Blake Rainey's literate-punk songwriting carries through on each and every album, and the band has reunited with the newest upcoming slab slated for release June 2020. ... more

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