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Thundershowers (In Ivory Towers)

by Psyche

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pC Funny how there's more energy in these decades-old relics than modern "hits". If you were looking for a way underground, well, it's still here, after all these years. "Thundershowers" really drives home the sound of what dark synthpop's still capable of, through it's vibrant use of sound and effects with passionate vocals, while "Lead Me Astray" showcases the exploration of electronic equipment to produce a gritty punk groove. It's not too late to experience it for yourself. Favorite track: Thundershowers (Extended Mix).
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Artoffact Records presents a 30th anniversary reissue of Psyche's first 12" release, Thundershowers (In Ivory Towers) b/w Lead Me Astray.

The original independent 12" that helped launch Psyche's career in Canada is back, presented in a replica sleeve and with full audio remastering. Thundershowers (In Ivory Towers) includes two mixes of the title track, as well as two remixes of the wonderful b-side Lead Me Astray. Both tracks exemplify the aggressive vocal-driven brand of synthpop that would make Psyche famous. Neither track was ever released on any proper Psyche studio album, making this a delight for collectors and synthpop fans alike.

The reissue also includes some cool replicas of vintage artifacts: an insert contains a replica of the poster for the Thundershowers release show at Toronto's Nuts and Bolts club. Take yourself back to 1985 when these lined the streets of Yonge and Dundas! A special invitation card replica is also included, which happily enough doubles as an MP3 download code. The original invitation was actually the very first appearance of Psyche's now-famous logo!

This wonderful reissue is thus not only the starting point of Psyche's long lasting career creating international synthpop club hits; it is also a snapshot of the history of Toronto's fantastic nightclub scene.


released September 25, 2015

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Track Name: Thundershowers (Extended Mix)
Now I can´t be sure of my feelings
Whether they are right or wrong
Whether thay are right or wrong
I´m running off in all directions
And I´m hoping that it´s not
Going to take this long
And there´s a price you pay for pride
But who can I trust?
Now who can I trust?
I´m surrounded in a light opens all arond me

Thundershowers in ivory towers
I see the rain coming down
It´s coming down on you

When the sun comes up
I´ll leave this place
And start looking for another life to live
It´s all in the dreams you´re dreaming
It´s all in the amount of time you give
People will come back and people will go away
But the ones you trust are not the ones
who wish they stayed

I see the rain coming down
It´s coming down on you
Thundershowers in ivory towers
Coming down on you

But what´s important is experience
And by that time you will know
Over and over they´ll come back again
But what´s important is experience
And by that time you will know
Track Name: Lead Me Astray (Extended Mix)

If I turn out the lights
Will you put up a fight?
Spread me like butter
Mosquito bites
I’m wearing a sweater
And it’s late at night
You’re drooling like a fish
Enhance my desire

My thoughts are distorting
My body is contorting
You satisfy my craving
And lead me astray!

Take me for a ride tonight
Caress me in the moonlight
I feel like an ashtray
Better hold on tight
Cat’s tongues are rough
But your flesh tastes just right
You’ve got me so I’m melting to the floor

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