Stone of Madness

by The Striped Bananas

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    Deluxe 12" vinyl version of our latest album. Pressed on 150 gram ultra shiny black vinyl!

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about

Bringing you the psychedelic sounds of Michigan, this is our 4th full album release. "Stone of Madness" prominently features some different experimentation in sound & the introduction of Mellotron to the mix. Andrew takes lead vocals for the first time on "The Trip" and Chantelle pens another song with "Ghost World". Duncan is at the helm as producer and arranger & 10 out of 12 songs are written by him.

credits

released July 15, 2017

Andrew - Drums & Vocals
Chantelle - Keyboards & Vocals
Duncan - 12 & 6 String Guitars, Bass, Mellotron, Piano, Mandolin, Sitar & Vocals

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The Striped Bananas Ann Arbor, Michigan

Through Duncan's sunglasses is the darkened world of
psychedelic music that is birthed through his guitar.

Chantelle's thunderous bass playing and angelic singing make her a contrast within herself.

The bearded drummer, Lowden, smashes his drums with so much tribal fury his hands often turn crimson red.
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Track Name: The Sun and the Moon
I hear the sun rise
everyday the sun tastes brighter
I can see the figures dance
Every night the silhouettes fade

Seeing the fantasy
Reading time from a face
Together my love, we drift into the night

I feel the moon set
every way the time slips by
I can sense the moon cry
every time he has to leave

Seeing the fantasy
Reading time from a face
Together my love, we drift into the night
Track Name: Sister Brittany
Lady raven hair bring me down
to the river where I was found

The river runs forever
emerald trees growing together

Sister Brittany lay me down
In the town where I was bound

The river runs forever
emerald trees growing together

I've been here long enough
For you
For you
Track Name: Swirling Colors (In My Mind)
Multi-colored wind flying through my eyes
it goes through my soul
Yellow-green diamonds under my fingers

Swirling colors in my mind
makes the people hard to find
It's so peaceful
Swirling colors in my mind
makes the people hard to find

Hazy swirls of nothing drift around my eyes
Try to reach the sky
Now is forever, under my finger

Swirling colors in my mind
makes the people hard to find
It's so peaceful
Swirling colors in my mind
makes the people hard to find

We all need love
Try to touch the ground
It makes me look at my life

Swirling colors in my mind
makes the people hard to find
It's so peaceful
Swirling colors in my mind
makes the people hard to find
It's so peaceful
It's so peaceful
Track Name: Heaven and Hell
Rising over the water
Floating high in the sky

What can we do before we're gone?
What can we do before we're gone?

Darkness engulfs the land
Self-made heaven and hell

What can we do before we're gone?
What can we do before we're gone?
Track Name: Ghost World
Here I am forever trapped inside
In the darkness of your mind

This is not my world
This is your world

Here I am waiting in the dark
Taking flight in the turn of your mind

This is not my world
This is your world

Falling, falling, falling falling
inside we go
nothing, nothing, nothing
is what I know
deep down, deep down, deep down
here I grow

Falling, falling, falling falling
inside we go
nothing, nothing, nothing
is what I know
Track Name: Drift On
Fall into her eyes
the spirals are so wise

For tonight
We're all gonna fly
For tonight
We're all gonna fly

Drift into space
the skeletons dance on her face

For tonight
We're all gonna fly
For tonight
We're all gonna fly

Drift on, drift on baby
drift on, drift on baby
Track Name: Hold On Now
Hold on now cuz here we come
Hold on now cuz there you go
Hold on now

You got me holding on for life
You got me holding on for life
Track Name: Stone of Madness
Crimson lips and cherry wine
leaving dreams in my mind

The familiar charm of her kind
leaving dreams in my mind

His arms around me, a forgotten time
So tired of hearing that same old line

Don't think we'll see the dawn
When the sun rises we'll be gone
The darkness seems to hang on

I love you with a tear drop well
reflecting jumping flames of hell
The pearls in your deep heart shine
leaving dreams in my mind

Autumn, winter, the moon and sun
I am one
The open casket where love lies
and pride dies

Don't think we'll see the dawn
The sun rises and we'll be gone
The darkness seems to hang on

Don't think we'll see the dawn
When the sun rises we'll be gone
The darkness seems to hang on
Track Name: Falling
Weighing down on my mind its too late
Draggin' up my soul its too late

Never knew we'd be here
seeing life like a dream
Never knew you'd be here
taking me through the game

I'm falling, falling over you
I'm drowning, the walls all fall away

Bringing up my soul is your love
flying up to the sky is my head

Never knew we'd be here
seeing life like a dream
Never knew you would be here
taking me through the game

Cuz I'm falling, falling over you
I'm drowning, the walls all fall away

I'm drowning, the walls all fall away
I'm falling, falling over you
Track Name: She Walks With Me
She walks with me until dawn's early light
She wants only me till the leaves whisper goodbye

It's a long winter when she is gone
It's a cold time until she comes around
She brightens my world

In the cold light I feel her love
We fly on a cloud the wind in our face

It's a long winter when she is gone
It's a cold time until she comes around
She brightens my world
Track Name: The Battle of Antietam
Twas on the field of Antietam where many the soldier fell
is where occurred the story for which to you I tell
The dead lay all around me, together we all lay
for we had had a fearful fight upon the hill that day

And as I lay there musing upon the damp cold ground
my knapsack for a pillow my blankets wrapped around
And as I lay there musing I heard a bitter cry
"Lord save me and take me home to die...

I thought the boy who shot me had a familiar face
but in the battle's fury was difficult to trace
I thought it was my brother if him I could see
I'd kiss him and forgive him and lay me down to lie"

I quickly ran unto him and heard his story 'o
it was my long lost brother who lay in his gore
And as I spoke of loved ones that we had left behind
he whispered "my dear brother I can die now"

Then quickly as a slumbering babe his eyelids closed
and I saw him sink with shortening breath to death's long repose
and with many tears and sad farewell I scooped a narrow grave and
there he sleeps beneath the sod by Antietam's waves
Track Name: The Trip
Outside my house is a new dawn
Feel the time slip by, it's as good as gone

The sphere goes round
We're up and down
It's the only trip

Inside my heart is a new light
See the day go on, it's as good as gone

The sphere goes round
We're up and down
It''s the only trip

The sphere goes round
We're up and down
The sphere goes round
We're up and down