Sleepville

by F.O.D.

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Jan Reynders
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Jan Reynders A triumph! The next level with this release. Starting with tracks that remind us of their previous records, they enter new territories by adding orchestral and progressive parts. You are sucked into their sonic universe and swept away by vocal lines that recall The Beatles. "On an island" is a case in point, very nice track. The next tracks expand into more versatile proggy tracks, with "Main Street" as an absolute highlight, which us reminds of DT's "Scenes",high quality prog punkrock! Favorite track: Main Street.
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lee1604 This track is very in the moment in these times.. We all love to retreat to our special little place to shy away from the ever encroaching work which seeps into our private lives. This song helps. Favorite track: On An Island.
Daniel Turner
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Daniel Turner Great concept, some excellent writing and obviously a whole load of banging tunes! Favorite track: Main Street.
girlband
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girlband Holy Shit. Addicting as Fuck. It's been years since I've enjoyed a band this much. Rock on dudes!
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Gatefold book with the full story and artwork of Sleepville.
    Includes 2 vinyl in orange/black marble (Side A+B+C)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sleepville via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    1 x vinyl in innersleeve, this is part C of the Sleepville album.
    It is intended as an addition to the Sleepville LP and gatefold-storybook that was released earlier in March 2020.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sleepville via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD - Digisleeve
    This corresponds to Side A+B of the album SLEEPVILLE.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sleepville via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD - Digisleeve
    This corresponds to Side C of the album SLEEPVILLE.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sleepville via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Bundle CD Sleepville I (LP) + CD Sleepville II (EP)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sleepville via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

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    T-shirt Sleepville - 'Window'
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 F.O.D. releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Sleepville, Punkrock 4 Life, Harvest, Tricks Of The Trade, Something More, Ontario, and Dance to this!. , and , .

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1.
SLEEPVILLE GUARANTEED In this town all days are more or less the same Everyone knows what to do Only routine remains You grow up, fall in line A small town made design All according to what they say We hold our traditions dear No need for distraction You’ll find everything you need We guard your safety here Sleepville guaranteed In this town where everyone knows everyone There are smiles and greetings All is well under the sun Deception and deceit stay hidden underneath Goodnight kiss when all is said and done
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DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED I don’t care whether it rains or not I know I’m gonna spend all I’ve got Been learning for so long I’m out to make new memories A small escape from reality Eight weeks, I’ll be far gone I hope I can spend this with you So far from what we are supposed to do After looking forward for all these months To the best time of every year, it all went fast Now as summer went I’ll be holding on To the days of future passed There will be more, still far away I’m back to the things I do every day And weeks now feel like years The aftermath takes me away To the lake where we went swimming naked every day It’s comforting to share this feeling I’ll walk home but won’t find you there A place where safety still has meaning Good to know that someone really cared
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Fall In Line 02:31
FALL IN LINE So, dear past, You have taught me all I know Different memories, some stayed, some had to go Lessons learned, stories heard Tossed and turned I have tried to watch from all sides Leave what I don’t need behind By now I think I know what I can do and what I can’t I’m ready to spread my wings and turn my dreams into plans I may not be successful but I know it will be mine But I’ll never fall in line Now, dear past, I will move straight ahead We both know all is done and all is said You can’t guide me now I can do without any doubt you might cast upon me and my high aspirations I’ll take what’s mine
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Riverview 01:42
RIVERVIEW I’ve lived many lives, it’s not over yet I’ve moved out, a different mindset Stuck in a room with a view in the burning sun The rest of my days at Riverview I wish I could spend them here with you Feeling you holding me All’s just a memory Old people used to be young when the young weren’t even there (Just a reflection) Tired of recreation activities I’m good on my own, no distraction, please Stuck in a moment, sometimes I still feel young Where has the time gone? The house where I’ve lived for so long The rest of my days at Riverview I’m sorry I can’t spend them here with you Hearing you calling me Your voice a memory
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Feeling Gay 02:22
FEELING GAY I’ve been good Going well There’s a fun place where I go to when I’m glad There is nothing that can change this I’m on a carousel Going round Repetition soothes me I don’t want to be found I’m a sucker for all sounds that make me cheerful I find joy in feeling gay It’s like food Saccharine It’s a monster that resides inside of me Like a big pile of imaginations That light a spark I like glowing in the dark When everyone is asleep so I won’t be disturbed In finding joy and feeling gay No one is in my world (No one is in my world after all) It’s good to be alone (Good to be alone) No one understands where I’ve been going all these years So please, save me from reality I have found my goal I just want to be gay
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Wrong 01:48
WRONG I know it has taken me a long, long time To reclaim my name Remove the mountains I have climbed Every single day in a heartless way I learned to revel in my solitude I could not have been wrong every day Just like resignation mingled with regret I’m ready for the pages that I haven’t got to yet Shine this light knowing I’m alright I left you long ago You never knew that we were through
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT Sure, you can be proud of the place you were born But there’s no point being fundamental Or irrationally proud of the soil you walk upon Excessively overblown and sentimental Just a little knowledge of the world makes you wiser Assuming you can understand what is said and heard Food for thought If you get access to food for thought All things that can teach you how to be a better person in the end “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, you know” Don’t let your view be blocked by what you have always known and comprehend “Curiosity killed the cat, how about that?” You can discover what you like “You might discover what you like” And truth may cut you like a knife “And truth won’t satisfy”
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On An Island 02:28
ON AN ISLAND Something in my way of thinking isn’t quite alright For I judge without distinction Points of view are far and wide I’m a judge without authority I keep my thoughts unplayed I know that choices made aren’t mine to serenade Sometimes I want to be left alone Blind to the world, everything unknown Leave me on an island on my own Is it because I would like to have it all my way? I have gone through self-reflection Wondering whether all is A-OK On my side of this crowded part of planet Earth Where none should criticize what it’s all worth But then again Sometimes I want to be left alone Blind to the world, everything unknown Leave me on an island Far away from all that’s bothering me Left on my own so I cannot see Leave me on an island all alone I’d like to clear my mind a little sometimes Sometimes And so I built a solid little shelter for a small amount of downtime
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Annie 04:56
ANNIE She knows it’s all made of great fear and wonder And it will be revealed on judgement day She paved her way with sacrifice That’s the way she’d learned to compromise She doesn’t remember my name Once did, but it’s gone away A memory fading so fast Living the same day every day She used to get by safely on her own Some secrets aside, like she’d always known She had a social life Sanctuary Some things you just can’t buy Prosperity And the music box will play Play it all over again Play it all over again Broken records, turn away Play it all over again Play it all over again There’s not that much left to call home Surrounded by few who care Yet she’s in this world all alone Breathing the same old air She used to be proud of everything she had Now so much has changed, she’ll never understand Where have the good times gone They went so fast When she was twenty-one Those moments would forever last Reality going away Her memories fade They recount all the years She’s had more than a few Impossible to stay awake She wants to let go But her heart won’t stop beating She’s forced to relive once more
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Changes Rise 03:18
CHANGES RISE Small town girl Trying hard to stay the same In an ever changing world Holding up her father’s name There’s an empty space but she hasn’t figured out how to Get there and then change her life She’s daddy’s pride One small step makes changes rise Though it might feel like you’re moving mountains One small step makes changes rise Much closer to your own life First born son Working for the company Like his father’s always done Keep it in the family Could this scheduled life be enough till the day he dies Irritation grows inside He’s got to hide It’s getting clearer As they glance into the rearview mirror They see life pass away without really taking part
12.
THIRTYSOMETHING AND COUNTING I have come to the point where I no longer refuse to look myself straight in the eye Can I do more than I try or do I have to try more? These feelings of doubt nullified So now I search for what I really feel Heart revealed So surreal I am swinging between independent and crazy while I suddenly realize There is no need for this great divide What I think I know no longer can suffice As I crave for company I enjoy the silence in between Friends surrounding me Yet solitude is overwhelming Self imposed quarantine
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Coda 01:21
CODA Feel like I’ve lived so many lives More than anyone should live I’ve given all I had to give Long before living became relative The last thing I will know To realise where this will go And I can’t spend these hollow days with you I wish I could spend them with you I’ll be gone before this is through
14.
Main Street 07:04
MAIN STREET It’s just another day on Main Street, here at Joe’s café And the barber next door sells a small selection of good papers and some magazines Right across there’s an ageing but well served hotel There’s a sense of security, you can tell It’s a plain parade Such a plain parade Some won’t treasure, some will celebrate This plain parade Just a plain parade As it was and ever shall be A very casual day on Main Street Somewhere music plays Miss Taylor, by coincidence, makes suits and skirts affordable to anyone Mister Roberts opens up his grocery store And the baker on the corner knows what he is baking for In this town all days are more or less the same I don’t wanna be a part of this community More than meets the eye, a thin line between pride and shame Deception and deceit still lurking underneath All this will remain as it has always been
15.
LETTER TO LAURA First love We are only seventeen Not grown up yet I’ll write you when the music plays Somewhere along the way you kind of caught me by surprise No one ever told me about same gender butterflies Now it’s you that keeps me from thinking straight But to see you move away was such a heavy weight First love We are only seventeen, not grown up yet I’ll write you when the music plays Just ‘cause you are gone doesn’t mean I will forget I’ll write you when the music plays (Music plays) All that I have left is this music box that still plays our tune Afternoons Do you recall them, too? When no one watched you put your hand in mine We somehow knew we’d crossed a secret line We could have made this world a better place It’s okay to fall in love with the one you fall in love with
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Coming Out 00:38
COMING OUT After years of denying This strange mystifying Sensation is getting the best of me, and I do now understand What it’s like to be mended At least, I am hoping, I’ll stay where I stand No more hiding I’m coming out Foreshowing a brand new day
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Out Of Hand 01:11
OUT OF HAND I bought a new TV last night Now I’m never alone and it provides me light Saves me from a wasted day Satisfies my appetite Avoid all they could account me for A first rate bottle from the liquor store Ignore all knocking on my front door I’m done with fighting all your wars A perpetrator in disguise Leave the world to its own demise I can’t win this race so I’ll just fossilize Remote control in a willing hand Safe to say that I am in command I assess where it’s going but it’s never enough Drowning in a wasted land I could shit myself, no one would care This dying world is out of hand
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Only Stories 01:41
ONLY STORIES I could never figure out how faith in a myth could be your guide It’s an entertaining story but it never should provide And I couldn’t care less how insanely blessed they all are in that room If a god really existed they’d be doomed Well, fuck this lot and their weird doctrines They leave me here, appalled I am proud to be a heretic They’re only stories after all It’s a way to keep down people, it’s a way to preordain It includes plain inequality, it divides where love should reign And the ones who lead have a license to feed little boys and little girls With food for the mind, extras aside they’ll try not to confirm So fuck this lot and their weird doctrines They leave me here, appalled I am proud to be a heretic They’re only stories after all If you’re ever tempted to get closer, know they play it well There’s a land of milk and honey, and they know how to sell You can do what you want if you go to confession now and then And the lord provides, all will be fine with a loud and clear amen Well, fuck this lot and their weird doctrines They leave me here, appalled I am proud to be a heretic They’re only stories after all
19.
LIBERTY OR DEATH I don’t wanna be a part of this community I don’t wanna be a part of the fools majority I’ll buy a one way ticket to get me out of here I would rather walk alone and be sincere I don’t wanna be a part of this society I feel like choosing death or liberty Keep your distractions that have served you all too well Cast aside as I start thinking for myself And I might but I don’t And I should but I won’t Take it from people just like you I can’t see what you see I can only disagree In the end I will be judged, no matter what I do With a smile I’ll wave goodbye and think: fuck you
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FALL IN LINE So, dear past, You have taught me all I know Different memories, some stayed, some had to go Lessons learned, stories heard Tossed and turned I have tried to watch from all sides Leave what I don’t need behind By now I think I know what I can do and what I can’t I’m ready to spread my wings and turn my dreams into plans I may not be successful but I know it will be mine But I’ll never fall in line Now, dear past, I will move straight ahead We both know all is done and all is said You can’t guide me now I can do without any doubt you might cast upon me and my high aspirations I’ll take what’s mine
21.
DISOBEDIENCE AND CONSEQUENCE Dressed to the nines The occasion forced me to Never speaking my mind I am stuck in a world with you I can’t say what I think This is all inside my head I accept everything Though I often wish you dead Staying low is a way to survive (Always aware and a permanent smile) Never show What I truly feel There’s an empty doorway and a lock without a key What if I got what’s mine I would end up all alone So I’ll go and deny What is obviously shown Never show What I truly feel There’s an empty doorway and a lock without a key No room to breathe Underneath I know I’m much more than this (I know your Tales of disobedience and consequence)
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SALT OF THE EARTH It all started long ago And when he joined he aimed for gold Never felt this much alive And how the company did grow All else just accessory The end justifies the means It’s all there is to know He’s the salt of the earth His ambitions worth Every effort counts Without losing ground Not a second spilt And if it goes downhill Take it one step back Take it one step back to move it ahead After years of building dreams Caught up with reality One man’s loss is someone else’s gain Yet nothing’s what it seems Now acceptance is the key To move on and guarantee There’s an end to this, you’ll see As he looks back Concludes it all went fine Worries of old times He’s getting older
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SMALL TOWN RESIDENT This is my home, it’s where I have always been A few streets amidst these fields of green Where nothing’s complicated I know it’s not much but it’s where I do belong Where I grew up, spent my holidays At the lake, where I first dated So, I avoid complexity I was born in a small community And the city’s far away A distant maze of danger Where I could never find my way I’m bound to spend my days right here Know that I’m not agreed with all I hear That I’m trying to discuss what’s dear Question every motive Not trying to change the world But I’d like to make it a better place While the city’s far away A distant maze of danger Where I could never find my way I’m bound to spend my days right here
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A new story telling album that takes you on a journey through time.
Each record will come with an actual book that has its own artwork, which contains the story of the quiet town of Sleepville and its inhabitants.
About the music: they ignore the boundaries of punk rock for this release, does that spark your imagination enough??
Side A and B were released in March 2020. Side C will be released by the end of November 2020. If you buy the digital album, please redeem at release-date.

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released November 27, 2020

Music and lyrics: Hans Roofthooft
Produced, recorded and mixed by Tim Van Doorn, Big Dog Recordings.
Mastered at West West Side Music.
Artwork by Jelle Meys.
Book/story by Katrien Verschoren
Label: Bearded Punk Records, Wiretap Records, Thousand Island Records

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F.O.D. Lier, Belgium

F.O.D. is a four piece Belgian punkrock band.
The band is notorious for its catchy vocal harmonies and short melodic songs, all wrapped in their own authentic sound.

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