So, our song “Stabbing the Stars” is on the CTIndie.com Summer Mix Tape. There are four of them, we’re on the “Limbo” tape. We quite like that.
They say: “One of our writers had the idea of separating them by “perceived” location. This doesn’t so much mean the location of the band or songwriter as much as it means where the song SOUNDS like it came from. Those locations are: Metropolis, Suburbia, Hinterland and Limbo. Limbo is a sort of “nowhere” where we put songs that were impossible to place in the other three categories. This does NOT mean that any of these songs were written or recorded in any of these locations, just that the vibe of the song and sound directed us to place it in a certain category. This also doesn’t mean that Limbo is worse/better than any of the other categories, it just contains the stuff that’s harder to associate with something specific.”
The funny thing is, “Stabbing the Stars” is absolutely about places - two places, actually. Two places that are diametrically opposed in about a million and one ways (Queens, NY and Greenwich, CT - and the feelings that someone born in one would experience when thrust into the alien universe of the other.) This is the first time I have ever really “explained” my lyrics to someone outside the band (Pixie is writing this), so forgive any awkwardness that may have latched on to my words as I write this. “Stabbing the Stars” is absolutely a song about limbo. About wanting something, deciding it’s not worth it, being torn between who you are and who you’re expected to be. It’s a song about being with someone who wants nothing to do with where you came from, and how that is a part of who you are, but wants you to assimilate into where they came from, and understand everything about that world (even when it makes no sense to you). So yes, “Limbo.” The perfect place for this song.
You can download the “Limbo” tape and the others (which feature some friends of ours, even) here: download the mix tapes