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Teardrop Girl​-​Star EP

by RobinPlaysChords

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You were the writing on the wall Six long years to go Count it soft and slowly Let the days ebb and flow Teardrop Girl-Star Where was your year zero? Your heart and its love alone Still won't save the world But between the finer lines And the foot prints that we leave behind You'll lead me by the hand and sing a siren's song And I will sing along If you're expecting rapture, then follow me Across the darkness of the lunar sea If you're exploding outward, follow me Across the darkness of the lunar sea
This will hurt just a little This will work if you let it Open up to perfect strangers Exchange these notes for heaven Left the centre days ago Sit and watch borrowed media To occupy my grey matter And count down time until it kicks again Day will fade into shadow These will rise all around you Darkness hides every devil White noise breaks will confound you This number one hit that kicks inside you You'll remember


You were the writing on the wall”

A graffitied message flicked a switch in the head of Robin Jax, aka RobinPlaysChords, which led to the creation of a song entitled Teardrop Girl-Star. Nearly four years after its initial conception, that song’s name graces the release of the brand new RobinPlaysChords EP.

Teardrop Girl-Star remained in stasis until Robin laid down tracks with Mason Le Long (Batsch) in Leamington Spa in February 2014. It is a track that exists in the vastness of an imagined post-nuclear apocalypse, with the occasional volcano rumbling in its landscape. A plaintive ode to the titular and metaphysical companion, Robin sings the siren song as they wander “across the darkness of the lunar sea”, until a volcano erupts and a stream of guitar notes burn away before a climactic chord signals the dying of the fires.

Along with this, the even older Mercurial Son was also put to record. Its propulsive rhythm and steamrolling instrumental lines have made it a live favourite, and the layers of sound that form its ear-crushing outro are sharpened by Le Long’s mix, the “white noise breaks” buzzing away as if they’re escaping the speakers altogether. The final maelstrom dies away with a exhaling harmonic strum breathing its last as a series of notes.

“If you’re expecting rapture, then follow me” goes the chorus of the lead track. Where RobinPlaysChords will take you is beyond your expectations.

The 12" vinyl edition features exclusive remixes from Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo ((r), Larsen) and Raf and O.


released November 10, 2014

Recorded, engineered + mixed at Batsch HQ in Leamington Spa by Mason Le Long

Produced by Robin Jax + Mason Le Long

Teardrop Girl-Star (Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (r)emix) remixed by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo + engineered by Paul Beauchamp at O.F.F. Studio in Torino

Mercurial Son (Raf and O remix) remixed by Raf Mantelli + Richard O Smith in London

Mastered by Keith Tenniswood at Curved Pressings, London

Artwork by Robin Jax


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Robin Jax’s exploits as RobinPlaysChords have been built on a slow but steady sonic development. New single "Miroslava", an "Anglo-Ukrainian love song", is out now via Tiergarten Records.


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