A Whisper, A Shout

by Minor Moon

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released December 9, 2015

"...this album revels in an affecting combination of masterfully refined instrumentation and bold emotional depth."
Zach Weg, The Deli Magazine, New England

"...a lush blend of folk and indie rock, the stark guitar warmed by Cantor’s full-bodied vocals which rise and fall from composure to vehemence and back again, creating something lonely yet fierce."
-Jon Doyle, Wake The Deaf, UK

"Cantor clearly understands his craft. He’s writing with earned wisdom. Singing with a voice powerful but reserved. And best of all, he’s put everything into it—that comes through in spades. This is a fantastic debut record. The kind that grabs your attention and promises a bright future."
Michael Phillips, Sound Citizen, Chicago

"Highly recommended...There are dark themes based around powerful guitar work...The vocals are always confident and persuasive."
-Half-Life Music, Dublin

"...satisfyingly meditative Americana-esque indie folk-rock, with warmly familiar-sounding vocals and choice drum fills."
Mali Sastri, Trill Boston

All songs by Sam Cantor, Minor Moon Music, ASCAP.

Sam Cantor: vocals, guitar, Rhodes
Jay Hosking: vocals, guitar, Hammond organ, Rhodes, piano, synthesizer
Eric Derwallis: drums
Nick Rawson: bass
Ben Cantor: vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10)
Jacob Cantor: vocals (tracks 1, 10)
Dan Knishkowy: guitar (tracks 1, 10)
Enrico Bergamini: horn arrangements, tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 9, 10)
Cosimo Boni: trumpet (tracks 1, 3, 9, 10)
Daniele Germani: alto saxophone (tracks 3, 9, 10)
Molly Rose: trombone (tracks 3, 9, 10)

Produced by Sam Cantor and Jay Hosking
Recorded in our homes, practice spaces, and at 37’ Productions in Rockland, MA
Engineering for drums and bass, keyboards, and horns respectively by Andrew Oedel with Zach Bloomstein, Steph Durwin, and Pietro Milanesi with Steph Durwin at 37’ Productions
Mixing and additional engineering by Sam Cantor and Jay Hosking
Mastering by Joe Lambert at JLM
Album artwork by Anna Furman

Special thanks to Jay Hosking, Shari Cantor, Michael Cantor, Josh Cantor, Ben Cantor, Jacob Cantor, Laura Distel, Dan Knishkowy, Andrew Stocker, Lincoln Giesel, Danny Foster, Eric Derwallis, Nick Rawson, Enrico Bergamini, Louis Loftus, Steph Durwin, Phill Grannan, Taylor Jones, Maeve Bell-Thornton, Michael Steiner, Dan Kass, Anna Furman, and all of the many people who have supported and inspired this music. It simply could not happen without you.

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Minor Moon is a songwriting project of Sam Cantor, a musician based in Chicago, IL. Minor Moon’s upcoming EP, What Our Enemies Know, demonstrates both discipline and experimentation while exploring themes of alienation, ghosts, lightness and affirmation. Minor Moon also features Nathan Bojko on drums, Michael Downing on bass, and Colin Drozdoff on keyboards. ... more

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Track Name: All I Want
All I want
A picture I don’t understand
I shiver and call out
I cup my mouth with both my hands

All I want
Echoes beyond my demands
A whisper, a shout
Coming back to call again
Track Name: Futon
Walked out into the cold,
Store lights and dirty snow
You called up like a friendly ghost
For the futon on my floor

You touch down through the door
Dog eyes, impenetrable
You call out, you say you pave your road
And bullshit, like you’re on your own

Oh, the faith that you’re feeling free
Let it burn
There’s fire you fail to see
From out on your perch
Go and find it with your feet
Where will you go?
You’re bound to re-course when you’re running in circles

Found another place to go
Plugged it into your phone
You weave ties like silver rope
Then bark like they’re around your throat

Over and over…

Washed out of your clothes
Toothpaste and filtered smoke
You walk back into the cold
Howling and alone
Track Name: Something You'd Like
Haughty locals
Faking forwards
Funky taste, throwing peace like coins

Crumbling seaward
With a knee jerk
What’s the rush? What the fuck is the point?

Feeling lower
Over and over
Race to the top like kids to the coins

There we dressed up the crime
Caught up in playground defiance
Oh and you know it’s all just a lie
Oh and you know it’s something you’d like

There we devoured all the vibes
Howling like dogs in the night
Oh and you know they taste just divine
Oh and you know it’s something you’d like
Track Name: Catch and Release Pt. I (Like A Shadow)
Holy roller for the one I love
Overflow my cup
But snakes and roses and your graceful touch it’s all
So treacherous

It’ll follow you
Like a shadow, it’ll follow you

Lately rolling in the heat of love
Oh the holy night
But stars explode in some great decay and I just
See the fading light

And it’ll follow you
Like a shadow, it’ll follow you

Gift you give me, the daily love
I’m a melting clock
But heart it beats with a double edge
Like a music box

It’ll follow you
Like a shadow, it’ll follow you

And one morning I will wake alone
With all these worldly thoughts
Pulling petals with a double edge
Singing ‘oh, forget me not’

It’ll follow you
Like a shadow, it’ll follow you
Track Name: Catch and Release Pt. II (Followed In)
The hole in your border
The quiet reformer in your ear
It ruptures the order
That you fought
That you fought

And you can’t find the corner
The center was bound to disappear
And it’s cracking up the cover
It’s enough
It’s enough

It’s enough…

Followed in
Sighted
Frightened and awake again

Open the border
With hope like the cold wind on your ears
And don’t seek no cover
It’s enough
It’s enough

It’s enough…

Followed in
Sighted
Frightened and awake again
Track Name: Call Out
Oh I call out, where did it go?
The heat keeps shutting down
The pipes nearly froze
I need your warmth now even more than before
And so I call out, where did it go?

Oh I call out, I’ve seen this before
The beast in a new disguise or some wholly new form
Tried to freeze, crop, enhance, and revise
With nothing to show
And so I call out: where did it go?

Freakin’ out and I’d like to incinerate my dread
But I’ll fashion a metaphor instead
Like fastening a bomb to our bed
And grieving long before we’re even dead
I should reiterate this is all in my head

I leap from where I stand
I’m falling in, I’m falling in

Oh I call out, where did it go?
Can we keep our guard down just as before?
And the piece I puzzled out is what I’ve already known
That to freeze our form now will always fall short

Freakin’ out when I feel we are inevitably wed
To stagnate like bogs in the bed
Or reiterate like songs in my head
But here’s a more affirmative simile instead:
We’re becoming like the crash, pull, and crest

Yes I leap from where I stand
I’m falling in, I’m falling in
Track Name: Bare Light
Leave the light on
Focus in spite of
Peachy disciples
Over-entitled

Leave the light on
Focus, rely on
Your ears, your trials
Whispers incite us

Leave the light on
Oh…
Leave the light on
Oh…

Bare light
Light, fire hangin’ on

Bare light
Wild-fire in the maw
Track Name: Wild
Even when you’re right
I get the sticky sense
That I’ve heard this once or twice
Like evenings way back when
I stuttered on the edge
And it cut you like a knife
Heaping every fault
On silver licked defense
You open your device
But I’m feeling I can’t fold
My ticker’s making sense
And I’m putting up a fight

Evenings when I cull
My shivering defeats
They haunt me back to life
Even as I call out
For something I can’t reach
I’m burning my disguise
This healing lets me haul
My twisted figure up
To beautiful bare light
Can’t open all my folds
But I’m trying to be free
And I’m trying to be wild

Even when you’re right
I get the sticky sense
That I’ve heard this once or twice.
Keeping every voice
In tension in my head
To make this come out right.
Even when you’re right
I hold our figure up
To perilous bare light
On evenings as I hope
I want us to be free
And I want us to be wild
Track Name: I Could Fall In Love With Silence
I could fall in love with silence
And let it conquer all the chaos I have found
I could fall in love with silence
Open up my eyes to all the space beneath the sound
I could fall in love with silence
But then who the hell would follow me down?

I have got to know, know

I could fall in love with silence
And feel the freedom of some lonely holy ground
I could fall in love with silence
But then who the hell would follow me down?

I have got to know

The chorus of your love
The chaos of your touch
The frenzy of your need
Ferocious honesty
The frothing of your cup
The flowing of your love
The pounding of your need
The danger of our leap

I could fall in love with silence
Track Name: A Whisper, A Shout
All I want
Ripples I can’t apprehend
An ocean surrounds
Crashing in time as we dance

All I want
Echoes beyond my demands
A whisper, a shout
Coming back to call again

Time pulls the tide with the moon for hands
While whispers incite my love again
Cacophony glides on ships to the sand
While whispers incite my love again

The dog howls ignite to the sky from the land
While whispers incite my love again
A pinhole of light is all god can command
While whispers incite my love again