Every Other Birthday

by Cherrywood

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"Every Other Birthday" is the first single off their upcoming record 'High End of a Low Town' recorded by Paul Maybury (King Gizzard, Graveyard Train) at A Secret Location Studios in Melbourne.

Musically it’s less ‘country’ and more ‘opening credits to a Molly Ringwald film’ than their past recordings... One of those just-in-time-for-summer type tunes that people ought to be humming on the way to the pool. Lyrically it’s kind of bleak: another birthday and another small town year goes by without realising your unrealisable dream... but that’s what makes it the kind of toe tapper you want to hear over and over again. Nothing wrong with a bit of depressing summer pop, as your grandma used to say.

The song’s video clip was directed by Chris Matthews of Defero Productions (Batpiss, King Parrot) and is a ridiculous homage to the 80’s BMX adventure film. Check it out at www.youtube.com/blackhatrackets


Take me in the back room tell me that you wanna dance
Everybody once in a blue moon wants romance
Hoping the police can not upset my walk
That would be the last thing that I need to befall

Every other birthday
Every other birthday
In this old town
Every other birthday
Every other kid in town

Hanging in the balance out among the porch light there
Comes another fallacy about a poor minds snare
Open the umbrella step on outta pouring rain
That lady and her fella ain't about to call my name

Is there any other out along the road I said
To the lovely other who had struck a poor man sad
Her lips said no but her head seemed to nod a yes
Set off into a sunset to crash into a movie set


released November 7, 2014
Cherrywood are:
Tim Durkin, Joshua Seymour, Chris Drane and Dominic Lindus

Recorded at A Secret Location by Paul Maybury
Additional Recording in Chris' Kitchen by Matt Duffy
Mixed at Chowtown by Matt Duffy
Mastered by Nao Anzai at Reel 2 Reel
Artwork by Cherrywood Brains Trust

© Cherrywood 2014



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