And The Boyfriends

by Brendan Maclean

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singthenationelectric If you don't get through this album without dancing with tears in your eyes, we don't wanna be friends. Favorite track: Where's The Miracle.
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CV Lovely harmonies on this album Favorite track: Layer on the Love (Feat. Sarah Belkner).
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JestaCat What a wonderful showcase of why I've loved Brendan MacLean for years already. This, his first album - featuring all new, lovingly crafted, original songs - is a wonderfully diverse and interesting listen to what I'd call alternative-mainstream music (good music mainstream programmers rarely play).

You can hear the sweat, the tears, the blood Mr MacLean has poured into these songs which inspire repeated listens.

The album is worthwhile. You know it is. Favorite track: Layer on the Love (Feat. Sarah Belkner).
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1.
Hibernia 03:47
I found you after the after party, Left early it never really started I couldn’t get an army, I couldn’t get an arm in. You told me that you were sleepy from the scene, I threw my smoke from the balcony but I didn’t look myself, we left for somewhere else. Fire in Hibernia Rising to the overpass No one knows what’s going on Fire in Hibernia. You found me after your party, Didn’t look myself can’t get an arm in, Didn’t quit, my health, thrown in garden. Thrown in the garden. Didn’t look yourself, smoke in the balcony, And somewhere else, but we were somewhere else. Fire in Hibernia Cornered in the upper loft No one knows what’s going on Fire in Hibernia Moving through the echelons Pyres to another world Preachers singing down the hall Quiet in Hibernia
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And now that we’re an institution, We have been rotting ourselves from the receptionist up. Calling on a family lawyer to cut out the cancer instead of putting you in the ground. But you don’t want to know where my head is at. And you, would rather it alone. Mumma’s at the top of the stairs again, Mumma’s at the top of the stairs again , Calling out to see if I care again, Calling out to see if I care, I care. My mother at the top of the stairs again, Kicking at the legs of the chairs again, She's calling out to see if I care again, Swinging at the top of the stairs, the stairs But you don’t wanna know where my head is at, And you, would rather leave it alone. Na na na na na... Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle? Where’s the miracle?
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Piss on the mattress, ash in the bathtub, Drunk from a wedding, stoned at a funeral. I was just talking, you had the bag, You were just talking waiting for the drag show, Playing on my tv, you cut the line. Then we got sleepy We went for days without Saying goes without saying, goes without. What goes without saying, goes without saying, goes without. Bright coloured headpiece, my leather jacket, Stoned in a hotel, you’re on the tv. I watched you die out on the stage, I watched you die, We went for days without, Saying goes without saying goes without. What goes without saying, goes without saying, goes without. You say, it goes without saying, goes without saying, goes without. So if it goes without saying, go without saying, go without. You love me now, I'll calculator.
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Tenderness 02:32
Raining in Soho; Greened out kid an ambulance. Unsuspecting kindness, The help I needed was there. Tenderness. Bathing our daughter; Warm, damp and fragile. And we’re so quiet... Not yet from fighting, o! Tenderness. Hunched over an atlas; I searched for you Europe, And never found you.
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Ghost 03:12
In a coma at an after party, made some new friends, never see them again. I’m so happy just to be invited. Came to early, never finished, never finished. Yeah. I can sleep through television, wake an eschew obfuscation. Sometimes let my best friends down and sometimes know exactly what they need! A reputation I'm building and contriving, See I have some money but no humble, I’m quiet company. I’m quiet, quiet company. I’m quiet, quiet company. Light refreshments all have been provided. “I'm designated...” Hope to see you again. I can sleep through television, wake an eschew obfuscation. Sometimes let my best friends down and sometimes know exactly what they need! A reputation I'm building and contriving. See I have some money but no humble, I’m quiet company. I’m quiet, quiet company. I’m quiet, quiet company. Oh! It’s your bed that we’re lying in. Oh! Fourteen limbs and a wedding ring Tell me everything, save me. Do unto others what you’d have me do to you Turn off the soundtrack and sleep. I can sleep through television, and eschew obfuscation. I’ll get my best friends off: uncles, brothers, sisters, family! I'm arriving, Saturn returns and it finds me on my knees, In this room Mercury is rising, I'm quiet company. I’m quiet, quiet company. I'm quiet, quiet company. I’m quiet, quiet company. I’m quiet, quiet company. Quiet, q-quiet quiet. Quiet, q-quiet quiet. Quiet, q-quiet quiet. Quiet, q-quiet quiet.
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You’re like America, Command and conquer, You’re like America, How’s your wife? You just want somebody to love It's hard to say no to that You just want somebody to love Something to react to and you Layer on the love, Hold me ‘till I can’t feel you It’s not a solution, Nothing to look forward too. Layer on the love Giving you up is too easy It’s not a solution Nothing to look forward too. You’re like America, Stuck in nostalgia. You’re like America. How’s the life? You just want somebody to love It's hard to say no to that You just want somebody to love Something to react to and you... Layer on the love, Hold me ‘til I can’t feel you There’s not a solution, Nothing to look forward too. Layer on the love Giving you up is too easy It's not a solution Nothing to look forward too. You're like America You just want somebody to love It's hard to say no to that
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Wolf Run 03:46
NO ONE COMES TO LOOK WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH THE WOLF WHEN YOU GO BACK TO THE WOLF COMMONLY MISTOOK TO BE IN LOVE WITH THE WOLF THEY SEE THE SIMILAR LOOK WOLF RUN – WOLF RUN – WOLF RUN IS A BEAST IN ME – IS A BEAST IN ME? WOLF RUN – PLAY FIGHT – JUST FUN IS A BEAST IN ME? – IS A BEAST IN ME? CALL THE COPS AND COOK WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH THE WOLF, IF ONLY THAT'S ALL IT TOOK NO ONE COMES TO LOOK WHEN YOU GO BACK TO THE WOLF AND I GO BACK TO THE WOLF WOLF RUN – WOLF TO WOLF - RUN IS A BEAST IN ME, IS A BEAST IN ME? WOLF RUN – PLAY FIGHT – JUST FUN IS A BEAST IN ME, IS A BEAST IN ME? BOYS WILL BE BOYS WILL BE BOYS WILL BE BOYS WILL BE.. WOLF RUN – WOLF RUN - WOLF RUN IS A BEAST IN ME, IS A BEAST IN ME? WOLF RUN – PLAY FIGHT – HAVE FUN IS A BEAST IN ME, IS A BEAST IN ME?

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released March 25, 2019

Music & Lyrics: Brendan Maclean & Sarah Belkner
Produced by Sarah Belkner

Engineered & mixed by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios Sydney

Mastered by Michael Lynch

Bass: Donny Benét
Guitar: Alex Bennison
Drums & Percussion: Evan Mannell
Lead Synths: Sarah Belkner
Additional Synths: Paul Mac
Guest Vocals: Sarah Belkner, Jess Cerro, Kira Puru, Ainslie Wills

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Brendan Maclean Sydney, Australia

“A king of pop.” The Guardian UK

Brendan Maclean is a queer Australian songwriter.

With a blend of bops, rock anthems and pop ballads he has become easily one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation. House of Air and Never Enough along with older tracks like Beat Me To It and Stupid present a truly iconic songwriter at his best.

As The Age put it, “he’s an absolute complete package.”
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