Sad Face / Glad Face

by Pennyroyal

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ARTIST PRESS ITEMS
"Stellar Debut!" "Best Local Albums (So Far)" 2011!
Chris Riemenschneider - Star Tribune

“The scene’s prettiest-voiced mohawked singer, Angie Oase, and her harmonica-equipped band Pennyroyal are issuing their full-length debut "Sad Face/Glad Face." The 11-song set charmingly captures her Neko Case-like crooning over a collage of styles, including rollicking Americana and powerful, moody punk — part Patsy Cline and part Patti Smith.”
Jumpshots

“From this point forward the night became a little more conventional, but it isn't exactly the term I'd use to describe Pennyroyal, the night's next performer. Headed by the bleach blond fro-hawked Angie Oase, the band sports not one but two harmonica players. What intrigued me most about their performance was the versatility and eclecticism of genre hopping they brought with them to the stage. One song sounds like a sad Irish ballad, the next sounds like folk, blues and rock, the next sounds more like a modern take on punk or indie rock, and the next has more of an Americana vibe; it was with this diverse palate that Pennyroyal drew the largest crowd of the evening to the small corner of the bar.”
Warren Wills - City Pages

“Angie Oase looks like a U.K. punk-rocker but sings like she left the Cranberries to join a Patsy Cline tribute band. Her band's full-length debut counterbalances her pretty voice with raw, echoey and vaguely Americana-flavored rock that's as elegant or gritty as it wants to be. ”
Chris Riemenschneider - Star Tribune

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released February 8, 2011

Recorded at CoreSource by Amy Van Patten
Steve Lawson (Tracks 3 & 10)

Mastered by Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering

Photo + Design by Heather Kraft Yo!

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Pennyroyal Minneapolis, Minnesota

"..A highly evolved, adaptive beast of music, Pennyroyal puts a glam spin on the rock ‘n’ blues sound other bands are circling in on today.. An almost terrifying genius powering lead singer Angie Oase’s at once ethereal and guttural vocals, leading the charge onto the gates of musical heaven." -LB ... more

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Track Name: Black Tie Scarves
i got pain and i got stain and i got reasons for not keeping' you
if i fall again today i don't know what i'll do
keep me from these down town baby baby baby blues

this pill is good in my head so i stand up tall
false confidence never hurt no one feelin' small
when they call my name i give 'em hell and claim:
'i'm recovering'!

the streets stay dark for me the storms they stay brew
black tie scarves race the wind
and i chase them away from you

i got pain and i got stain and i got reasons for not keeping' you
if i fall again today i don't know what i'll do
keep me from these down town baby baby baby blues
Track Name: Burn That Fire
it's true yes i can see
that you've got an eye on me
maybe you thought i'd wind up with nothing

i got troubles too but they can't last
not with my desert pit full of my dead, dead past
douse it fire it, and watch it burn away

a soft haze clouds my eyes
but you hold your head up high
'cause no one else can see what you've been seeing

if the the defunct part of you
should again escape the fire
keep it close and let it remind you..

with the city at your back
you can finally let some slack
on those reigns leadin' your feet
and work on sweetenin' out your beat
Track Name: Wild Iris
i walked off my shift only to find my bicycle in your back seat
little did i know it was the first sign of you breakin' up with me
got you yellow handlebar tape hopin' i could escape losin' my grip on you
but the gears in my chest turn slow in attest to thoughts i can't bear
or what should i care

baby i'm a blue-eyed grass wild iris
when the tides turn high i lose my fire
this little old stem of hope
sure ain't savin' me

when you say love, what do you mean?
what you don't understand you can make mean anything
give me back my bike 'cause you've taken my heart
give me back my life 'cause it's all i've got

baby i'm a blue-eyed grass wild iris
when the tides turn high i lose my fire
this little old stem of hope
sure ain't savin' me

tomorrow i'll walk off my shift pay my taxes and wish i wasn't fightin' your war
i'll walk off my shift pay my taxes and wish i wasn't fightin' your war
Track Name: Heroin
remember when there had only been heroin in the freezer?
we weren't ever hungry then anyway

but it was such a large freezer
to be holding' such small, potent cargo

and we'd vomit over and over
and i could never stop laughing in disbelief

this time the pickin's are thin
and heroin
is the only thing
in this city
that turned out to be what it said it is

just like an official statement
of 'no more wine glasses!' brings

this time the pickin's are thin
and heroin
is the only thing
in this city
that turned out to be what it said it is
Track Name: Captain
Captain! the ice it won't break on its own
we can't brook the expanse on its own
by your brow i can see you're unhappy now
the leaves have stitched and there's no going home, no going home

dawn through the rigging my girl warms the soul
a glass to the giver who watches the snow
skin sloughs the watchman he coughs at the gulls
lime and steady, all hands on the hull, hands on the hull

walk like your loved ones are home and awaiting you
turn your face to the sun 'cause your time is now
the flows are pushing up mountains of ice
sun is absent for days at a time, days at a time

have you ever seen something so beautiful!
have you ever seen something so beautiful!
have you ever seen something so beautiful!
have you ever seen something so beautiful!
Track Name: All You've Got
it's early for me to tell, if this is something i should quell
as of lately, you haven't said one thing

i'm letting the lessons sink in, but i sure do miss your grin
my friend i've been waiting since i met you

you see the world as though
it shines for you alone
and lonely is the hardest/smartest way to be

well the truth is you're all you need!
the truth is you're all you need
Track Name: Horses
ah you dreamed of the horses, running so stately
they were on fire
not to be drugged, not to be lonely
you dreamed of the horses,
they were on fire

the fire of your ghost
the fire of your engines
so much for the wind
so much for the sultans

'cause you dreamed of a wheat field
crossed by a railroad
your hair on the devon

the wind chimes are salty
in love with the ocean
so much for your ghost
when the moon is so open

and the horses have salted the lowlands
i pray for a range, a hat and a rifle
Track Name: Simple Music
all the leaves ain't brown, but the sky's gray
and all the rockstars in this town
should head on down to LA-
leave me with my simple music to play

it could make your bloody heart break
to hear the truth escape
when you can't help but relate
it's simple music gettin' played

it's been one of them summers, been one of them years
one more of these days
will publicize my tears

all the leaves ain't brown, but the sky's gray
and all the rockstars in this town
should head on down to LA-
leave me with my simple music to play
Track Name: Barkin' Dogs
start it up, when i'm down
and i'm down
solidly ghost

lamps are shading and time goes
i wasn't the one who said i love you the most
'cause we weren't that close

crows. and that barking dog- fucking all night
fucking all night
'til it all fell in

blood on your back now
and i can't be responsible
i wasn't the one who said
let me in, let me in

start it again, this time
it'l go better for us, better for us

crows. and that barking' dog- fuckin' all night
let me in, let me in
Track Name: Crow
i saw you first, you gave me back
gifted in gold, returned in black

yes, we're just friends
can't you see that?
i'm your beautiful loser
cut me slack


touch my body
gored and gaped
back to the earth, where i escaped

you get one last look at my broke crow back
you get one last look at my broke crow back
take this one black feather and remember this crow's blackened heart

you cannot have it
Track Name: Sticks n Stones
my bones are sticks n stones, but my heart is at stake
i left it to bake in your sun

i wish you thought i wouldn't of done you wrong
i'm writing you this song inspire

guess i like to make it hurt
or it's not worth my time

baby it was crazy but you cut like a knife
you said you wouldn't be out for blood

i can see my whole life comin' long before it arrives
i saw you leavin' soon as i opened my eyes

reality has got me and i'm thowin' the towel
you win, i'm a pitstop on your bitch of a howl