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audiafauna's debut full-length album 'Grow Down' is a eclectic, creative and fresh sound that bridges the gap between acoustic and electronic music. The ensemble self-produced and recorded the album in their home studio which soulfully explores themes of life and death, love and heartbreak, and the core of the human experience.

Visit www.audiafauna.com for more info, photos, and videos.

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released 05 May 2012

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audiafauna is:
kelly koval - vocals
krikor andonian - guitar & keyboards
R2 the Specialist - drums & electronics
chris lynch - violin
alexis hawks - cello

Additional Musicians:
Jimmy LaValle (as The Album Leaf) on beats & organ (track 16); Andrew Marine on upright bass (tracks 2, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15); Rob Callahan on Divinatron (tracks 1, 3, 4, 13, 16, 17); Jesse Autumn on double-strung harp (track 4); Govind Rae on vocals (track 9); Jeffri Lynn Carrington on lead vocals (track 17); Choir featuring Ken Koval, Nancy Van Ooy, Paul Hempstead, Kira Maritano, Rosalie Hamilton, & audiafauna (track 13). Also, CL on piano (track 15), & KA on cumbus saz & doumbek (track 9), synth bass (tracks 3, 4, 9, 12, 14, 16).

Music written by KA and KK, except: track 3 by KA, KK, & CL, tracks 7 & 13 by KK, track 9 by AH & KA, track 10 by CL & AH, track 15 by CL, track 17 by Rob Callahan & Jeffri Lynn Carrington. Lyrics by KK except track 9 by KK & Govind Rae, track 15 by CL (dedicated to Bryan Osper). All songs arranged by audiafauna. String arrangements by CL & AH.

All tracks produced by KA, R2 & KK and co-produced by AH & CL, except track 2 by Andy Zenczak & audiafauna.

All tracks recorded and engineered at home in Heartwood Studio by R2, except track 2 at Gadgetbox Studios by Andy Zenczak with assistant engineer Patrick Brede.

All tracks mixed & mastered at OTR Studios by Cookie Marenco, except tracks 2, 13, & 16 mixed at Gadgetbox Studios by Andy Zenczak.

Executive Producers: Gabriella Salomon, Ken Koval, Nancy Van Ooy, Ute & Volker Schellenberger, Pat & Jim Nash, and Antonio Coelho.

Our deepest gratitude to all that supported this project, in matter & spirit - this would not have been possible without you. Special thanks to Lee & Paula Lotz, Patrick & Maureen Lynch, Jessica Britt, Paul Gallagher, & Edwin Chiu. Sincerest thanks to Andy Zenczak for providing priceless advice, inspiration, and support from day one. Much gratitude to Mark & Tia Watts at The Alan Watts Foundation.

Album artwork by audiafauna.
For complete lyrics, visit audiafauna.com/lyrics

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audiafauna is an emerging band that combines powerful female vocals with soaring strings and hints of electronics to create a refreshing sound that is soulful and sublime. audiafauna spans the genres of soul, folk, pop, and electronica, with heartfelt lyrics matched by a powerful sound that is uncharted yet nostalgically familiar & speaks directly to our human experience. ... more

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Track Name: Rocking Chair
Well I want something fresh and green.
Don't tease me with your words unclean.
The dirt is fall'n from my knees
and I can see.

So pass me another magazine
this one is much too hard to read.
All the secrets in between the lines
are heavy.

Here comes another cloudy day
oh on that mountain range.
And that sun won't come out
for three long weeks.
I'm gonna sit here in my rocking chair
till I can't bear it anymore.

So pass me a paper, and a pen
I'll set this story right again.
All I need is in my hands
and roll'n from my head.

It's like abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx why

Is there another cloudy day?
Oh on that mountain range.
And the sun won't come out
for three long weeks.
I'm gonna sit here in my rocking chair
till I can't bear it anymore.

Here comes another cloudy day
oh on that mountain range.
And the sun won't come out
for three longs weeks.
I'm gonna sit here in my rocking chair
till I can't bear it anymore.

Here comes another cloudy day.
And that sun won't come out
for three long weeks.
I'm gonna sit here in my rocking chair
tillI I can't bear it anymore.
Track Name: Natural Bridges
Well, do you remember the day
you came to my house?
And you met all of my boys,
and then we headed on out.

We found our way to the
hole in the fence.
You showed me the
wild onions growing on the side of the road.

I had my soul
you had your saxamaphone.
We were there,
you and me,
all alone.

You are my natural bridge.
You are my natural natural bridge.
And all we take, and all we give
Is just water, just water under the bridge.

From you to me.
From you to me.
From you to me.
Oh right back to you.
From you to me.

The sun, she did set.
But our souls they did rise
above the waves and below the skies.
Just you and me.

Well, you and me and the anemones.
No enemies between.
I do believe

you are my natural bridge.
You are my natural natural bridge.
And all we take, and all we give
is all just water, just water under the bridge.

It's all just water, just water.
It's all just water under the bridge.


Lyrics by Kelly Koval (all right reserved)
Track Name: Heartwood
If I was more than I bargained for,
what ever would I be?
Make me one single blade of grass
growing in the meadow deep.
And if I was not this human machine,
Is it safe to say I'd still be me?

I am a lion,
hear me roar.
King of beasts,
now king of pieces they do fall.

I will hunt you down
and I will eat you up
till we are one,
till we are wondering.

I am a lion,
hear me roar.
Paint me white,
bathed in light of all before.

I will hunt you down
and I will eat you up
till we are one,
till we are wondering.

Hear me roar.
Hear me roar.
Hear me roar.
hear me roar.

I will hunt you down
and I will eat you up.
Naked hunger
and naked love.

I am a lion,
hear me roar.
All is tender.
All is life after before.


lyrics by Kelly Koval, all rights reserved.
Track Name: Before Tea
It's never been like this before.
You've gone and left me down on the floor.
But I am not ready, I am not ready to fall.
I am not ready for you to leave at all.
Track Name: Cup of Tea
Your shoes have gone empty
and your bed's gone cold.
But I'm still wear'n your sweater
just to smell your cologne.

And the kettle still sings her song,
so sweet and I sing along
in hopes that this siren
will bring you home again.

But when the weather's right,
and the stars are bright,
I taste the tea we had that night.

You are my cup of tea,
my bitter sweet memory.

'Cause I have been waiting my whole life
for something that just felt right.
And you came along just singing my song,
making everything alright.

If I was a teapot,
I would shout,
top of my lungs and
let it all out.

But don't you see?
Don't you remember me?
You are my everything,
my cup of tea.

And I will drink you down
like river wine,
so fine.

So, just remind me and
come sit beside me.
Hold on tightly,
carefully.

'Cause I have been waiting my whole life
for something that just felt right.
And you came along just singing my song,
making everything alright.

It's never been like this before.
It's never been like this before.
They always say, well, never say never but
it's never been like this before.

But I, I am not alone.
No I, I am not alone.
But I, I am not alone.
And I never, never was alone.


lyrics by Kelly Koval, all rights reserved.
Track Name: Feverish
Well the night is late
and I can't sleep
but I'm so tired.

And my skin it crawls
on these ache'n bones
and I'm fire.

And the cold sweat
it drips down my neck.
I'm toss'n and turn'n in bed.
I'm burn'n alive.
This feeling ain't right.

'Cause I'm feverish.
I'm feverish.
'Cause i'm feverish,
I'm feverish.

I got a bug and I need a night nurse.
I'm burning up, I just can't fight the thirst.
Like a furnace, my body steams 'cause I'm feverish.
English makes no sense, I'm delirious.

Look in the mirror my appearance is eerie.
The fever has grasped me, perhaps the serum will fear me.
I wouldn't want to come near me if I was a lovely lady.
Nothing can save me, I'm going crazy.

I've got the feeling
(I've got the itch, I'm possessed by it's grip)
And I can't resist it.
(I will fulfill it in a minute. I will simmer in it)
It moves in my bones.
(There go the clothes let me see you, please you)
I want to lose control.

'Cause I'm feverish.
I'm feverish.
'Cause I'm feverish.
I'm feverish.

Well the night is late
and I can't sleep
but I'm so tired.

And my skin it crawls
on these ache'n bones
and I'm fire.

And the cold sweat
it drips down my neck.
I'm toss'n and turn'n in bed.
I'm burn'n alive,
This feeling ain't right.

'Cause I'm feverish.
I'm feverish.
'Cause i'm feverish,
I'm feverish.
Track Name: Mistake
I found you in the morning fog
at the end of the earth near the old sun clock.
And you were there with your honey fingers
and with your smile.
We sat on that bench for quite awhile.

And there's the tender voice of the lion seal
that reminds me this is life and this real.

You said hello, I said hello.
You have my heart, now let it go.

'Cause I don't know this road.

Put me back,
(you said hello)
put me back right.
(I said hello)

Put me back,
(you said hello)
put me back right.
(I said hello)

'Cause I don't know this road
or where it goes to.

You said hello, I said hello.
You have my heart, you have my heart.

Now let it go.

Or you could take me to the sand
with my heart in your hand
and we could swim in this melody
like memory.
Track Name: To Live is to Learn
I have been to the bottom
and I, I have been to the top.
I have seen others fallen
and I, I have seen people stop.

We find our feet again,
stand up tall my friend.
Don't give up, try again.
Yes. Let's look back on times,
not as an alibi,
but as the way we get by.

When I was just a girl,
well I learned the way of the world
and it hurt.

I fell and scraped my knee
and I watched the blood run out of me
out of me.

And with these battle wounds
of bruises painted black and blue
I will heal.

So stitch me up
and wash me clean
this is real.

Now she's a grown up girl
in this grown up world
as she twists and twirls
through all that she has ever lived for
and is living for the life unsure.

But it's the circle of life
that teaches me right
and keeps all the melodies alive.

While carrying high
the mendings of flight
that move me through day and the night.

'Cause to live is to learn.
We crash and we burn.
But I'm still, take'n my turn 'cause
to live is to learn.

(To live. To learn. To live. To learn)

When I was just a girl,
well I learned the way of the world
and it hurt.

I fell and scraped my knee
and I watched the blood run out of me
out of me.

And with these battle wounds
of bruises painted black and blue
I will heal.

So stitch me up
and wash me clean
this is real.

To live is to learn.
We crash and we burn.
But I'm still, take'n my turn 'cause
to live is to learn.

(To live. To learn. To live. To learn.)

(Just a girl. Way of the world. Scrape my knee. Out of me.)
(Just a girl. Way of the world. Scrape my knee. Out of me.)

When I was just a girl,
well I learned the way of the world
and it hurt.

I fell and scraped my knee
and I watched the blood run out of me
out of me.

And with these battle wounds
of bruises painted black and blue
I will heal.

So stitch me up
and wash me clean
this is real.
Track Name: Goin' There Strong
You know I always try my hardest.
You know I always try to put my best foot forward now.
No matter where I'm going, I'm going there strong now.
Going there strong, I'm going there strong.

You know I always try to be a good friend.
You know I always try to lend a help'n hand now.
No matter where I'm going, I'm going there strong now.
Going there strong, I'm going there strong.

There's nothing dragging me down.
There's nothing holding me back.
There's nothing keeping me from going where I am going.

There's nothing dragging me down.
There's nothing holding me back.
There's nothing keeping me from going where I am going.

You know I always try to take deep breath.
You know I always try to take it step by step now.
No matter where I'm going, I'm going there strong now.
Going there strong, I'm going there strong.

Yes there will be hard days.
And yes there will be bad news.
There will be pain and plenty to recover from.

But as for now I'm feeling fine.
And as for now I'm doing alright.
As for now I'm feeling fine.
As for now, as for now.

As for now I'm feeling fine.
As for now I'm doing alright.
As for now I'm feeling fine.
As for now, as for now.

You know I always try my hardest.
Track Name: Present
Well I walked
through the city
on a tired road.

And I walked
through the city
with nowhere to go.

That's when I heard your sweet voice
rolling down from your window. You said

Ain't no time, ain't no time like the present.
Well it's just a present for your soul, for your soul.
And, tomorrow will come.
Yesterday went.
But there ain't no time like the present.

So I'm gonna change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways,
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my world around.

So now I walk
through the city
like nothing
you ain't ever seen.

And I walk
through the city
standing tall
like a queen.

You know 'cause baby there
ain't no time, ain't no time like the present.
Well it's just a present for your soul, for your soul.
And, tomorrow will come.
Yesterday went.
But there ain't no time like the present.

So I'm gonna change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways,
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my ways,
I'm gonna change my ways.
Change my world around.
Track Name: Cloudships
There lies burned candles and rust in time.
Sparkles, castles and clouds blow by.
Angered lust and tattered mirrors inside.
One note can destroy this fear tonight.

Rolling dice into the sea,
cloudships come to set you free.
Stardust blows you back to me.
Strum the trees, your poetry.

The darkness runs deep and wide, slips by.
The canyon secrets speak then die.
Oh but we all live to get by
as the voices shiver through the wires.

Rolling dice into the sea,
cloudships come to set you free.
Stardust blows you back to me.
Strum the trees, your poetry.

Rolling dice into the sea,
cloudships come to set you free.
Stardust blows you back to me.
Strum the trees, your poetry.


Lyrics by Chris Lynch, all rights reserved
Track Name: Feathers [feat. The Album Leaf]
Maybe there is home for me,
a place where I belong.
And maybe I, maybe I will go there someday
just to feel the weight of it all.

In my fingers and in my blood.
On my shoulders and through my lungs.
And I will sit on the chair that waits for me, so patiently,
just wondering what took so long.

Once upon a ticking clock,
with minutes old and seconds lost,
a rhythm born that was forgot,
but home is where the heart is docked.

So time, so time may come.
Oh and time may go on and on and on and on and on.
But I am, but I am forever
just a piece of dusk till dawn.

Once upon a ticking clock,
with minutes old and seconds lost,
a rhythm born that was forgot,
but home is where the heart is docked.

Mapmaker, oh mapmaker,
sitting there with your pen and paper,
what would you say, what would you say
to the girl who has lost her way?

When all the roads are caught up in a tangle
and the compass points north but i'm unable
to see, to feel, to find a place to call home again.

And the clocks hands - they are taking their time
to show which way the wind is making the sail
pull the heart strings, feather wings.

They unfold with the hope that tomorrow
the sun will burn hotter than the sorrow
and, anything and everything is clear.
It's crystal clear.