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Magical Thinking EP

by The Room in the Wood

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Magical Thinking Desire, Need for Consolation Faith, Greed, Self-Confirmation Desire, Need for consolation Magical Thinking Magical Thinking Locked in to Repetition Cursed by Superstition Locked in to Repetition Magical Thinking Magical Thinking Star signs, Tarot Cards and Crystals Dream Nets, Dowsers, Ley lines, Preachers Seers, Voodoo, Going Clear Witches, Pagans, Ghosts and Gurus Magic Numbers, Souls and Fairies Little People, Whopping Stories Sacred Sites and Holy Warriors Waco, Manson, Jonestown Cool Aid Prayers, Signs and Validation Fear, Grief, Self-Justification Prayers, Signs and Validation Magical Thinking Magical Thinking Faith, Hope, Hallucination Transubstantiation Faith, Hope, Hallucination Magical Thinking Magical Thinking Homeopathy and Reiki Reflexology and Feng Shui Scientologists and Yogis Mediums and Tea Leaf Readers Star signs, Tarot Cards and Crystals Cargo Cults and Levitation Wiccans, Rabbis, Ghosts and Healers Devil Worshipers and Vicars Sacred sites and Guardian Angels Burning crosses and Jihadis David Ike and R L Hubbard Waco, Manson, Jonestown Cool Aid Locked into Repetition Cursed by Superstition Locked into Repetition Magical Thinking Magical Thinking Faith, Hope, Hallucination Fear, Grief and Affirmation Faith, Hope, Hallucination Magical Thinking Magical Thinking
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Baba Yaga 03:25
BABA YAGA Deep in the woods, there's a witch’s hut Creeping stealthy through the trees - Cabin perched upon giant chicken legs, Clawing over root and fern. Red lights peer out of twin windows, Raptor stalking in the pines. No fit night for straying children - Baba Yaga's hunting hut. When the stars come out, ragged silhouette Sweeps across a gibbous moon To her chimneystack, she comes flying In her mortar, with her broom. Snaggletooth of rusted iron, Raptor stalking in the wood. No fit night for straying children - Baba Yaga’s hunting hut. Deep amongst the pines, there's a witch’s hut Creeping stealthy through the trees - Cabin perched upon giant chicken legs, Clawing over root and fern. Red lights peer out of twin windows, Raptor stalking in the wood. No fit night for straying children - Baba Yaga's hunting hut.
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Dragonfly 03:49
Dragonfly In the long grass by the lake Sun filters down through the leaves Silver wings. Dragonfly Pollen and dreams in your arms I took a chance. You your time By the Moss. Dragonfly Lost in your arms Under the trees Down where the moss Laps on the reeds Rippling Haze In the long grass Under the trees Dragonfly Fairy tale wings flick the sky Pollen and dreams droning by Skim the reeds. Dragonfly   Lost in your arms Under the trees Down where the moss Laps on the reeds Rippling Haze In the long grass Under the trees Dragonfly

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THE ROOM IN THE WOOD

The Room in the Wood is the latest project by Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson. Over the past year, they have written over 30 new songs. Eleven of these appear on their forthcoming self-titled album and will be preceded by a three track, digital only, EP: Magical Thinking.

This batch of songs combine Jackson’s lyrical storytelling with Cavanagh’s exquisite guitar-stylings and make for a diverse collection that blends post-punk pop, gritty blues-folk, and velvety ballads, variously influenced by Russian fairy tales, Francis Bacon, dead oceans, swimming pool bridges and unanswered prayers.

The Room in the Wood was recorded with Steve Powell (Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band) at his Liverpool Arc studio and features (Mark Lanegan /Dave Gahan) drummer, Colin George Lamont, and (Peter Perrett) drummer, Jake Woodward. This is the first time Dave and Paul have worked together since their Liverpool post-punk band, The Room, split in 1985.

Singer/lyricist Jackson has been writing and recording since his teens in bands such as 051, The Room, Benny Profane, Dust, Dead Cowboys, under his own name with former Shack guitarist John Head, and as Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountaineers. He has recorded and released 10 albums with these various incarnations and, during the eighties, notched up seven John Peel sessions with The Room and Benny Profane, as well as appearing on the Whistle Test, Janice Long and Saturday Live. He has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA with bands such as The Fall, The Violent Femmes, Aztec Camera, The Lemonheads and The Wedding Present, and currently teaches creative writing at Liverpool John Moores University, having developed his novel Violet City as a low-budget fantasy feature film.

Guitarist Paul Cavanagh has played with Chinese Religion, The Balcony, Ludus, The Room, Top, It’s Immaterial, Gloss and Moongoose, has performed as a solo instrumentalist as Cabin in the Woods and as one of Mike Badger’s Shady Trio. Paul also worked with former Room drummer Alan Wills at Deltasonic records, with acts such as The Coral and The Zutons and managed The Basement. Paul has toured in the UK, USA, and Europe and recorded four John Peel sessions as well as releasing albums with The Room, Top, It’s Immaterial, Moongoose and several critically acclaimed singles with Gloss.

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released April 20, 2018

CREDITS
Paul Cavanagh – guitars & bass
Dave Jackson – vocals
Colin George Lamont – Drums & percussion
Alistair Ligertwood – cello (2)
Steve Powell – engineer, co-producer
Recorded at Ark Recording Studios, 3 Birchall Street, Liverpool, L20 8PD (2017/18)
All songs written by Paul Cavanagh / Dave Jackson

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The Room in the Wood is the latest project by Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson. This is the first time Dave and Paul have worked together since their Liverpool post-punk band, The Room, split in 1985.

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