Before the Curse EP

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The initial sessions for the "November Curse" record began with great promise and two solid singles for The Alleys. As the band became mired in disastrous personal issues, the sessions devolved and were ultimately halted 3/4 of the way through. With little alternative, The Alleys Nick K. decided to start the session from scratch. "Before the Curse" contains tracks from the first session and demos for the new session - capturing the hope and disintegration - as well the future musical framework of one of the Southeast's most enduring rock projects.


released February 24, 2016

All songs recorded at Studio Noir except tracks 2 & 4 recorded at DWM Studio.
All songs C&P 2016 Dog at the Wheel Music (BMI 713132)



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Track Name: The November Curse
Send them to me,
Some magic words to set me free
It’s in the breeze
November’s Curse, December’s dream
My memories,
Of icy steps to frozen street
Leading me
Warmth that glowed from rosy cheeks

Do you remember, Not long ago…
Moonlight, twisted branches in the snow

Place near a lake
You said you’d sit unhappily
A pact was made –
No longer would that be
We could erase,
With a simple kiss your misery
Your poison lips
The curse was put on me

Oh did you know, the price to pay
A friendship drowned there in the lake

Dawn arrived
And I was on my way
From the train,
Last time I saw your face

Will you visit me? Some quiet day
The silent prisoner of your lake.