Waves In The Woods

by Well Yells

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"...almost sounding like a hybrid between the most and least pop sides of the Cure.... he never makes the dark sound boring (surprisingly easy to do, as plenty of young goths discover), partly because he never makes the mistake of treating it like it’s just negative or scary." - Dusted

"Similar to the (darker) sounds of Night People, Sacred Bones, and Hardly Art.... Harnessed in a black-metal-esque philosophical modality of the natural world, all eight tracks wrap themselves around listeners in a distant cry for help. Sort of like how The Body vocals sound more terrified than angry/hateful, Holbrook’s singing crosses itself between forsaken and ceremonial, as if a ritual is being performed in the forest..." -Tiny Mix Tapes

"Creating home-made synth-stated ditties like a DIY John Carpenter; Holbrook heralds back to the days of the no-wave worlds where rules of convention, construct, and conformity are smashed like semi-precious diamonds, or bourgeoisie vases." -IMPOSE


released February 19, 2016

Synth, Guitar, Drum Machine Programming, Vocals, Written, Recorded, Mixed, Photography, and Design by Patrick Holbrook.



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Well Yells

Well Yells imagines the entity you call to at the bottom of the well. A long time listener of Joy Division, Bauhaus, and The Cure, and recently re-inspired by newer darkwave artists like Tropic of Cancer and Zola Jesus, Well Yells has also drawn comparisons to Depeche Mode, John Carpenter, The Legendary Pink Dots, and Clan of Xymox. ... more

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Track Name: Entropy And Thieves
thatched inside a rainstorm
certain of the pale
corners blind the tree rings
sounds beneath the veil
teeth lie in the attic
which magnifies the leaves
short of nothing power lines
entropy and thieves
muscle of a malady
vessels nibble rays
scatter coded lizard scales
find the secret days
teeth lie in the attic
which magnifies the leaves
short of nothing power lines
entropy and thieves
Track Name: Sun In Your Eyes
throw stones to tell the misery
magenta never waits
frost scissors memory
the clouds pull down the jackal highs
frozen all around
with the sun in your eyes
meteor glances pools above
thing operas demonize
another lightning love
lichen shadows follow goodbyes
soft messages canter
with the sun in your eyes
bones entice lonely fire days
walls under years of nose
enter mars through a maze
looms won’t break and then the moon dies
grow fur where drawings show
with the sun in your eyes
the clouds pull down the jackal highs
frozen all around
with the sun in your eyes
Track Name: The Mark
floating down the river
threw something at the ghost
mauve plead in the autumn
laughing at the toast
flagging down an answer
depending on the fog
solder parts together
find bodies in the bog
names light tacit candles
feeling through the dark
our minds are cautious allies
scared to see the mark
how did the mark appear
the mark
it breathes
the mark
it comes and goes
Track Name: Daughter
when you seethe stones and plants
the sunlight moving underwater
a silent horse evokes a thought
and how to feel like a daughter
a rabbit’s hole a secret soul
someone falling starry night
captured turn enchantments burn
storytelling far away
through musky fur its eyes will learn
digging mool for singing blood
planets veil the way it moves
things found and lost in the mud
Track Name: Splinter
agriculture pearl
soften crawling furl
pose block hollow cold
splinter meeting fold
splinter meeting fold
tearing inner gold
salt on feral flare
lion mane nightmare
lion mane nightmare
telescoping wear
stranger fortune jaw
seeing through the saw
seeing through the star
fireflies twelve tar
mercurial hold
splinter meeting fold
Track Name: Waves In The Woods
the clay has moved animals rejoice
but i can’t see your face
glittering ingots for lungs that can dream
the rats are underground just in case
no one understands when the apples escape
planks nod to stars in space
measuring the wisdom of six hundred rocks
the walls have been removed from their place
our tongues became different holograms
holding up the pearl spheres
machines will part the water this time
doctrine feathers green bruising fears
hunting for a precipice to display gone
calcify erogenous ears
wrists will never hold what’s above the blue mind
waves in the woods in the bare years