No Sleep

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The arcane powerpop indie rock group led by Roger Houdaille are back with their 9th studio album titled "No Sleep" via Think Like A Key. 11 tracks that reprise their penchant for catchy songcraft and affirm their love for 60s & 70s music complete with quirky lyrics and earcandy hooks to entice the listeners experience.

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released June 22, 2018

Roger Houdaille—Guitars, Vocals, Pianos, Organs, Additional Bass, Percussion
Michelle Grand—Vocals
Giuseppe Rodriguez—Bass, Vocals
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Drums—Adam Rhodes except on “Not A Ghost” “Marquee 1970’s” & “Alt-Cool”—Fernando Perdomo and “Making Deals”—Derek Cintron
Additional Guitars on “Good Intentions” & “Not A Ghost”—Fernando Perdomo

with special “sober” guests Greg Byers—Violin, Viola, Cellos on “Seldom Sober” and introducing W.D. Miller with Additional Vocal on “Seldom Sober”

Recorded on location at:
Bull Productions Studios—North Miami, FL
Dippy Studios—Miami Beach, FL
Reseda Ranch Studios—Reseda, CA
Lake Side Studios—Miami Lakes, FL
Myamuh Sound Studios—Biscayne Park, FL
A-Mill Artists Lofts—Minneapolis, MN

Cover photography: Roger Houdaille
Band photography: Olivia Alvarez
Layout design: Dippy Studios

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Not to be confused with EX HEX, EX COPS or X AMBASSADORS – EX NORWEGIAN is not a fly-by-night indie sensation; it’s more of an institution for irreverent, melodic, smart pop/rock

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Track Name: Good Intentions
Don’t want your money
Just want your soul
Take it easy
Go real slow

Don’t want your feeling
Just want your gold
Big excuses
Make it harder to sow

Take it down the line
Take it on the side
You know the road to nowhere
Is paved with good intention

Taken by the sign
Make it outta line
You know the road to nowhere
Is paved with good intentions

Don’t want your future
Just want your soul
Don’t ask for nothing
That can’t be sold

Maybe someday
When we get old
We’ll be together
Looking for that pot of gold

Come on and spark some hope
And baby grind my gear
And be my harmony
And match my fears
Hold on to distance
Life thru a screen
Is lonelier than it seems
Track Name: Team No Sleep
Wild times in the middle of June
You can run but it won’t stick like glue
It’s a fee that will rack up real soon
Team no sleep all day

As I see it now it’s all gone
You can find but you won’t get around
Hit me back it’s not worth it to frown
Team no sleep all day
It could be O.K.

Good reviews? What should we say?
Things don’t matter when they appear that way
Looking good out ready to slay
It will be O.K.

As I see it now it’s all gone
You can find but you won’t get around
Hit me back it’s not worth it to frown
Team no sleep all day
It could be O.K.

Can’t believe that it’s happened to see
A telling sign that you’re laughing at me
Either way we just got to be free
Team no sleep all day
Track Name: Not A Ghost
If you see me and just look away
I know that you got something to say
But you don’t
Gotta shade of a ghost

And I feel good just roaming around
Your hands on me really take me off the ground
That’s how we’re meant to be
Way to be, it’s the way to be

Yeah you love me and it’s open my eyes
Everyday is a whole brand new surprise
That’s how we’re meant to be
From a to z, from a to z

If you see me and just look away
I know that you got something to say
And you will
Yes, you’re everything thing to me

I can’t believe that its happened to me
The ghost is real
It’s the way that I feel
The ghost is real
It’s the way that I feel
Track Name: Making Deals
Got luck but you don’t know the score
You feel love but you can’t knock down the door
I got some but you gotta try hard
That’s not the only way...the only way
It’s not the first or second
When you say you’re just looking around
Feeling hopped up and you don’t know how
I seen God, it’s a friendly face
Look at how strong boy, evil two-faced
With a little to say, thrown it away

Hot love in the town, look what you found
A whole lotta messin’ around
Hot love running away, what did you say?
Come on and let it down

Just wait ‘till the law hits your jaw
It may take some time for that kinda of straw
To break the back of a million dollar crew
That’s just sitting there with nothing more to do
Just watching the score hit new lows

When you’re broke like a gumdrops
And you’re no longer so hot
In those floppy tops and sloppy hats
Look at how low boy you got
Making deals two shot
Making deals that’ll blow you, blow you away
Track Name: Triggered Weeknd
Feel good, deep inside
Feel good worldwide
Feel good to be alive

Triggered weeknd you happy now?
There’s more than meets the eye
Triggered weeknd you happy now?
It’s a sound that cannot thrive
Triggered weeknd you happy now?
When you’re on your own
Triggered weeknd you happy now?
With the cars that you own

But I feel good, deep inside
Feel good worldwide
Feel good to be alive

Triggered weeknd you happy now?
Growing up is hard
Triggered weeknd you happy now?
Shining lights beyond
Triggered weeknd you happy now?
Alaska’s on the frame
Triggered weeknd you happy now?
Only dankest memes remain

And who knows where this will take us
It’s a road never traveled before
Corrupting musical minds
Track Name: Right Again
Hold me close your eyes...do you feel the same?
Tightly squeeze the pain up to forty hours

You are right again, the never ending tale
Wonders in your brain, neurotropic gains

My days constant change in a true disguise
Springing thru the air...all the savage lies

But you are right again, the never ending fate
Of wonders in your brain
Neurotropic, neurotropic
Neurotropic gains

It’s part of it sure when you’re asking for more
Take it sounds galore, whistling out of adore
But guess what it’s mine
It is mine...It’s mine

Hold me close your eyes...do you feel the same?
Tightly squeeze the pain up to forty hours
You are right again the never ending tale
Wonders in your brain
Neurotropic, neurotropic
Neurotropic gains

You were right again between the eye
You were right again between the eyes
You were right again between the eyes
Track Name: Marquee 1970's
Heard a sound to believe
Bled loud and clean ‘till it burned away
Struck a chord right through me
Ripping at my heart, echoing in me

I really wanna find out
I really wanna find out
Marquee 1970s
Pogo with your bubblegum
I think you’re gonna bite your tongue
Roxy, what you do to me

Another time far away
Wish I was a plane I’d crash right into you
Borrowed time in a club
In this smokey room with nothing left to lose

I really wanna find out
I really wanna find out
Marquee 1970s
Black Swan, Boardwalk
Roundhouse, 100 Club
Marquee 1970’s

Oh, all this mindless beauty
And all the time we share in screams
I know it’s all for nothing
But you left your ghost in me
You left your ghost in me
Track Name: Alt-Cool
Send a note…wait for response
Direct attack without a source
Group of time, group of friends
What a show ‘till the end
Without warning I break the fall
Know what’s wrong, but not for long

We can go on helplessly
It can free
Over a commodity
Equals time to breathe

Inviting me up the stairs
Who knows what we’ll encounter there
It’s a Rolls without the Royce
You still got nothing, nothing to hold
At the night, nothing is known
It’s all new and right up in cue

It can go on endlessly
It can free
Over a commodity
Equals time to breathe
It can go on endlessly
Once you see

Traffic flowing into the march
Clear blue sky seeking animal starch

It can go on helplessly
It can free
Over a commodity
Equals time to breathe
Track Name: So Maybe Next Time
I heard that chance always favors a prepared mind
Well I’m straight out of luck
‘Cause I’m unprepared all the time

I’ve got tons to do and loads on my mind
Knowing you could be nice
But I’m a total wreck so maybe next time

I swear these backlit lights keep on
Draining my brain
My thoughts are fading to grey
Organic graffiti corroding away

I’ve got tons to do and loads on my mind
Knowing you could be nice
But I’m a total wreck so maybe next time

You say to meet you half way but I
Haven’t been there before
Let’s pretend to quickly progress
And watch everything in reverse

I’ve got tons to do and loads on my mind
Knowing you could be nice
But I’m a total wreck so maybe next time

Meet me meet me up here where
My heads in the clouds
Meet me meet me up here
Where my heads in the clouds
Track Name: Block
The best of time amongst the wicked
Heading thru the end without a score
Sooner or later it comes predictive
Patience is key, don’t ask for more

Robbed at night without a sound
Block the fight without a round
Round round

It’s words like these that get acquitted
Blasting out the letters in record speeds
Desperate days roll out convicted
In a serious battle of control leads

Robbed at night without a sound
Block the fight without a round, round round
Round, round round

In a move that counters all the gifted
Ones who omit the plea
What comes and goes around the world is fitted
To the reality you choose to see

Block the fight
Without a round, round, round
Track Name: Seldom Sober
When you gotta strong mind of love and care
You could see the sunshine
When the losers are there
When you strike a feeling
That comes and goes
It don’t matter who comes in your life
You’ll know…

With an optimized heart
You’ll never be apart
Of those you love, really love

And with the alright start
Of another part
That’ll grow and grow and grow

When you got a love that is strong ‘nuff to bare
Stay away from magic, oh if you dare
Sing along with fixtures
It’s hard to tell
But even thru the hard times
It’s obvious you’ll fare well