Leikko

by Case Conrad

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Case Conrad's second LP featuring singles "Lonelylightlylowshine" and "Copper Thief". Includes bonus material such as album artwork, band photos and a take-away video of the song Sugar Factory.

Swedish band Case Conrad’s new album LEIKKO brings together the talents of Gustav Haggren (of Gustav and the Seasick Sailors), Robert Johansson (Tarantula Waltz) and Per Henrik Adolfsson (The Last of the Julian Line), Vasco Batista (Big Summer, King of Prussia) and Petter Bengtsson (Shooting John) for the first time. This remarkable collaboration sees these artists reach new heights in their creativity.

LEIKKO features the catchy rhythms and clever pop hooks of previous album DEW POINT, but possesses hints of stadium greatness with its poppy echoing drumbeats, dreamy synth sounds and Robert Johansson’s guitar which provide a distinctive backdrop of desert surf psychedelia.

After a one year long tour in Europe and USA 2010/2011, the Swedes emigrated to Barcelona to record their new album, LEIKKO. Recorded over a year in ten different locations it was finally sent to Cristoffer Roth at Dubious Studios (The Concretes, Moneybrother) for mixing.

The songs featured on the album describes the locations and the people that the band met during their DIY-tours after the release of their debut album: from copper thieves of New York to the poets of New Orleans, from bonfires in Louisiana to houseboats in Hamburg.

One of the album’s unique features is the fact that there are not one but two lead vocalists, with an effective contrast of Haggren’s reverberating falsetto tones with Adolfsson’s lower-pitched whispering sound.

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released 14 February 2014
CASE CONRAD

Gustav Haggren
Vocals, guitar

Per Henrik Adolfsson
Vocals, guitar

Robert Johansson
Lead guitar, organ, synthesizers

Petter Bengtsson
Drums, percussion, vocals

Vasco Batista
bass, vocals

Carl-Johan Elger
Synthesizers, trumpet

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS

Mimi Linkmeyer Gabino Violin
Helena Arlock Cello
Anders Djurfeldt Double bass
Filip Wangefjord Trombone
Johan Liedberg Tenor saxophone
Vasco Batista Backing vocals
Rachel Breslin Backing vocals
Peder Gravlund Backing vocals

A recording of Diamond Dave Whitaker was used with permission for
”The Years I Spent Punkrocking”.

Recorded in Sweden at Drömfabriken, Malmö and Hishults Nya Gästgivaregård.
Recorded in Spain at Neverland as well as various flats in Barcelona.

Produced by Case Conrad
All songs by Case Conrad
Drums recorded by John Roger Olsson
Mixed by Christoffer Roth
Mastered by Claes Persson

Artwork by Per Henrik Adolfsson

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©2014 FatCat/Red Olive

www.caseconrad.com

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Case Conrad Malmö, Sweden

New album “LEIKKO” out February 14, 2014 on Stargazer Records

Band name: Case Conrad

Origin: Sweden

Current location: Barcelona, Spain

Formed: 2010

Discography: Dew Point (2010)

Recent Tours: Scandinavia, Germany, USA, Spain

Musician history: Members from Gustav and the Seasick Sailors, King of Prussia, Big Summer, Tarantula Waltz, Nepal and Shooting John
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Track Name: Lonelylightlylowshine
:::LONELYLIGHTLYLOWSHINE

not getting through to life, to you
what would you do
if i had done what you told me to

they see your manners, they owe you grace
god damn that’s a beautiful face

road queen, now where’s your gun
found a gleaming footstep in the sun
now, you were already here

you know that I never was
when they made the morning rise
rise with light

who was i to stay within a dream
lonely lightly low shine

road queen, now where’s your gun
found a gleaming footstep in the sun
you were already here
Track Name: Copper Thief
:::COPPER THIEF

go where they haven’t yet gone
listen to the song that is still unheard
blue ridge branches
shadowing your eyes
when you walk towards the ocean

forgetfulness
sits down next to her on the bus
it blows on her eyes
the smell reminds her of rye

and we
we have come here by mistake
we
we have come here by mistake
how do we, how do we
how do we, how do we
how do we get out

got to give what was never given
with heavy winds he stormed
throught our town
mountain maker, take him with you
who is going to live there now
she cut across the field to find
to find the land

drawing transparent walls
trying to make the angles how I think
you’d prefer them
it became stigmatic
nothing was received on my end

I was in a back seat on your birthday
I wept tucked in by light
The hollow go me dancing
Thank you lion

and we
we have come here by mistake
we
we have come here by mistake
how do we, how do we
how do we, how do we
how do we get out
Track Name: Recording of a Dream
:::RECORDING OF A DREAM

I have no sense of time
Nor direction or space
A dream keeps me awake
But it’s not the right kind

I pass my days in unmade beds
Always on the wrong side of town
I fall back into you
Every time
Fall too far away from home
And that’s all the time

The ink dries on a paper
Soon to be taken by your eyes
And the whole world
Is holding its breath

I wont expect you to understand
But it’s how I feel
And tonight i might even call you up
Just to get your machine
The recording of a dream
Track Name: The Years I Spent Punkrocking
:::THE YEARS I SPENT PUNKROCKING

I, I swallow the ocean
You, you’ve come to the right place
The days are but feathers now,
laid out like velvet sheets on my skyline

Reach your hand out the window,
scratch the surface and you’ll see
the heart beating away,
up and down the hills upon the rails

Someone should take me across
I want it to be you
When we run out of lies
I want it to be you

These are the famous corners
Flowers hidden i gray braids
See, the Diamond is still here:
’Strike, Resist, Occupy Everything’

I want it to be you
When we run out of lies
I want it to be you
Someone should take me across
I want it to be you
When we run out of lies
I want it to be you
Track Name: Redwood
:::REDWOOD

Won’t love again
But I’ll say I did
I hope you find me
Wouldn’t last here

Low down nights
Never long enough
Lights never bright enough

Year eleven
And the first belongs to you

Don’t I know
You wouldn’t like that
Because you’re not like that

And I can’t tell
Tell them about you
So I keep giving you names

Haven’t said no for so long
Wouldn’t know where to start
Nights that I used to sleep through
We awake on different mornings
Nine hours apart
Track Name: Blueprints
:::BLUEPRINTS

Encoded blueprints on the palm of your hand
Retracing your lifeline back to when you lived in Spain

I’ve been up all night
trying to figure out when yours crossed mine
I’ve been up all night
With a theory I call You and I

You and I collide in the dark
Who am I to confide with it all
It was so hard for one part
Now I can’t stop feeling lost
I hope you’ll be saved
Track Name: Sugar Factory
:::SUGAR FACTORY

A whiter shade of pale
Blasting from the old speakers of a rental van
As we passed by McCarren Park at night

The warm spring sun setting on
The abanboned sugar factory
And I took your hand in mine
If this ain’t love dont think I’ll ever find it

On a JMZ train across
the old east river to the bowery stop
The day after I fell into your eys
You asked me what if this is wrong
It ain’t if you feel like it
So I took her hand in mine
If this is love I hope I never lose it

Its funny how things must come to and end
And its funny how i always seem to rush them there
Its funny how things must come to and end
And its funny how i always seem to rush them there
Track Name: Scarlet
:::SCARLET
Wait for the morning you
Now you are talking to loud
Head for the wall of youth
And dance with them all
You’re never alone

And i waited too
For the man in me
And you what can you do
With the light in me

So don’t come closer now
We made it all new
And i fear that you’re mine

You made all the loving you see
And now you lean on light
You lean on light

And I waited too
For the man in me
And you what can you do
With the light in me

I see it now
I see it coming down
The boy you knew had war
Inside his palms
And then you came along
And he would disappear
For weeks and months
He said
Best is for the bliss
The best is for the bliss
Track Name: Asleep
:::ASLEEP

Falling asleep with the last word in the world
And waking up with the first
Knowing this is where
You always want to belong
When they’re coming from her mouth
It’s when you realize
You’re no longer alone

Ooh I must have passed out
Before you said goodnight
Must have still been asleep
When you said good morning
Track Name: Halo Heart
:::Halo Heart

Now draw the lines
Halo heart hear the sound
Retrace those butterflies
Don’t let me fall asleep

Watery eyes fixed on every move
It’s tattooed on your lips
No need to be talked to

Youthful morning
Listen, Austin
I woke and I wanted
You I won’t complete

Halo heart
I hope you stay long enough
I hope you laugh loud enough
I will make my way back

I
I waited for the man to arrive
And I fear that he chose you
Light
there was subtetly in all your moves
And I hope it will get you through
And who
Who would believe if I’d show them
What I’ve seen
What would they make of it

Of this man they all knew
Gave a name, made their own
Will we get the last saying before they see

Glistening porches where I join you again
Inside the trees
the glow, the night, the dusk

Halo Heart draw the lines
So that we might rise again
Before I forget we met

This could have mended our heart
Inside our beat-up cars
When we sang miles and miles apart

Halo Heart draw the lines
So that we might rise again
Before I forget we met