RIPS ONE INTO THE NIGHT

by Petite League

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about

Upon arriving in Syracuse after growing up in Brussels, Belgium as an American expat, Lorenzo Gillis Cook was introduced to the fast paced, lo-fi sound of the American house show scene. Though he had been making music for years under the name Spark Alaska and a multitude of high school bands, the franticness and earnest expression being put on display in these upstate basements and attics was infectious.

In late 2014, Cook brought the first Petite League demo of friend and drummer Henry Schoonmaker, and the rest is history. Since then, the two have recorded two albums (Slugger and No Hitter), garnered press from Pitchfork, the Fader, Noisey, etc. , co-founded the notable Syracuse DIY venue Scarier Dome, and now reside in Brooklyn.

This bring us to present day, and the band’s the third record, Rips One Into the Night. Blending the sweet, bubblegum qualities of bedroom pop and the snot nosed fuzz of garage rock, Rips One Into the Night is Petite League fully-formed. Coming in at 10 tracks, Rips One Into the Night will be released on September 1st by The Native Sound and the band’s own Scarier Dome label.

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released September 1, 2017

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Track Name: SUN DOGS
I go, go, go but always waiting in line
I know, know, know we’re all ahead of our time
and she says…always…
Always doesn’t always mean forever
Always doesn’t always mean together
You always said you’d be here at the end of the end but it’s almost over and I’m thinking of what you said again. Oh you said
wait up, wait up for me don’t wait up for me we’ll drink all the evenings away, always, always all you and me.

Oh now now now i’m alone in the outfield
Oh dear my dear, deer in the headlights with sun in eyes
No easy pop flies tonight, we’re all going out for a good time till she says
Always doesn’t always mean forever
Always doesn’t always mean together
You always said you’d be here at the end of the end but it’s almost over and I’m thinking of what you said again. Oh you said


wait up wait up for me. I said wait up wait up for me. I’ve been drinking all my evenings away. My lungs are just an ashtray for my cigarette decay. I hope I come across you again some day. Oh I hope I come across you again someday. In a mansion, in the street or the ditch where you left me. Oh I hope I come across you again someday
Track Name: SHIN BRUISE
Spending most of my days learning how to kickflip
It's not going great, my feet are strangely shaped
but maybe one day
All the things I do, I do to keep my mind off of you, it's not going great
you were pretty great

I've never known where I come from
You were home when I never had one
It's all I can do, forget about you
You were all I had but I never had you

Spending most of my days learning how to sing right
It's not going great, my voice is squeaky
but it's getting better
I wrote about you and me and them and us and why it ended I don't have the answers to the questions but they always linger
I don't know if you feel better
I don't know if I'll feel better

I've never known where I come from
You were home when I never had one
It's all I can do, forget about you
You were all I had but I never had you
Track Name: PULLING TEETH
Hearts around my eyes as my teeth touch your veneers
Bloody nose of a rich girl, you're a painful souvenir
Hearts around my eyes as my teeth broke your skin
The air conditioner is broken, the evidence she glistens

Heart in my throat, oh it's love like pulling teeth
Scratches down my side, in blood is how she wrote
Hurt in my heart, you're a painful lumineer
I loved you more than one night, but you don't remember me

If you disappear all too quick in the middle of the night
All I've got to remember you are these bite marks in my neck
So whats your name? Where you from? Where you going?
I know it's hard to be in New York in the summer
So whats your name? Where you from? Where you going?
I know it's hard to be in New York in the summer
Track Name: POCKETKNIFE
Dangerous when you drink but I'm not scared cuz I've known you forever
You're looking for a fight so I take away your pocketknife
You're nodding off on me, my shoulders carry the weight
You cry at the end of the night before you fell asleep

When you die, heaven will burn
No one sets a fire like yours
When the comets hit the earth
You're asleep with bourbon on your shirts
Oh you're sober as a flower, rising with the sun
And you're drunk like hell's thorns, burning up again
Oh you're lovely like your mother, saint among men
but your demons will return

Your fingers shake like earthquakes and you're tearing us apart
I hope for better mornings where we remember how we start
The world alight and heads pounding, I'll find you in the dark

When you die, heaven will burn
No one sets a fire like yours
When the comets hit the earth
You're asleep with bourbon on your shirts
Oh you're sober as a flower, rising with the sun
And you're drunk like hell's thorns, burning up again
Oh you're lovely like your mother, saint among men
but your demons will return
Track Name: RECLUSA
Stay woke, stay young amphibian
You were my cold-blooded girlfriend
Spider bitten hospital ridden, slept better in the air conditioning
In my gown so elegantly bound to my IV holding me down
Venom turns to higher fevers,
you gotta reach rock bottom to swim back up

I wanna get it in my hospital gown,
wanna feel something warmer than my own blood
Wanna be a nightmare dreamer,
girlfriend stealer, summertime fever
Wanna make out with the grim reaper,
do my makeup with the devil at heaven's gates
Might not get me anywhere, but anything is better than laying to wait

Dancing down a hallway, praying that it's empty
No one has seen me in my natural light, that's okay I'm not worth the sight
Born a sinner and I'll die one too, which one was the worst, what did I do

I wanna get it in my hospital gown,
wanna feel something warmer than my own blood
Wanna be a nightmare dreamer,
girlfriend stealer, summertime fever
Wanna make out with the grim reaper,
do my makeup with the devil at heaven's gates
Might not get me anywhere, but anything is better than laying to wait
Track Name: DEVIL'S BOY
They got married in highschool
She never told her mother
Ran away to nowhere
A year later he left her
All hell broke loose, no closer to freedom
All hell broke loose, we were born to lose him
All hell broke loose

The Devil's boy
Search and destroy the Devil's Boy

Born from a flower
Thorn like his father
No name to suit him
No love to bloom him
All hell broke loose, no closer to freedom
All hell broke loose, we were born to lose him
All hell broke loose

The devil's boy
Search and destroy the Devil's Boy
Track Name: GHOST 1998
* 3 year old me singing/rambling about ghosts while my dad plays guitar from a old family VHS footage*

23 year old me covering that song:

When you look at a ghost, when you look he goes so far ahead
and he grabs onto your head, and he goes with you, and he goes with you

and he falls down, and he falls down, and he falls down, and he falls down, and he falls down.

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