Candescent

by Kiersten Holine

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A special thanks to everyone who was on this album: Chad Wahlbrink for adding instrumentation throughout and mixing/mastering his heart out, Jeff Pianki for his contribution to Realigned and Nomad, Caleb Groh, Michael Pierce, and Zach Frimmel for his bass work on The Shape Our Frames Made (and his consistent motivation).

I also have to whole-heartedly thank Melissa Tang, Melissa Price, Luke Floyd, and Sylvester (and all of the other patrons) for making my album possible in the first place.

Lastly, a huge thank you goes out to my parents who have doubled as my production team and my brother, Anders Holine, who has graciously filmed some of my music and designed both of the Ignoble and Candescent album covers.

I am ever grateful to all of you.

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released 17 April 2012

Mixed/Mastered by: Chad Wahlbrink
Instrumentation and/or vocals by: Jeff Pianki, Caleb Groh, Michael Pierce, Chad Wahlbrink, and Zach Frimmel
Album cover designed by: Anders Holine
Photo by: Kiersten Holine

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Kiersten Holine Seattle, Washington

Kiersten Holine is from the Twin Cities, but is now taking on the music scene that stole her heart; Seattle. Having played guitar for 12 years and been mentioned in Rolling Stone, Holine's musical passion takes her on new adventures. With influences ranging from David Bazan to Bob Dylan, Kiersten takes in all that is around her to refine her craft. Please do let your ears decide for themselves. ... more

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Track Name: Nomad
Unseen flame
Stay lost in the night
When alongside your warmth
You still won’t give light

Careless drifter don’t knock on my door
It’s framework is crumbling
From answering your
Every plea
Won’t open no more

And the weight stopped crushing my bones
When I lost the wonder to know
Why you never stayed

Endless woe
Your game has grown old
The cards have been rigged
Concerns just for show
I fold
I’ve seen it before

And the weight stopped crushing my bones
When I lost the wonder to know
Why you never stayed

Crawl back every time
I won’t pay no mind
Track Name: Queen of Hearts Blues (ft. Caleb Groh)
The queen of hearts she ain’t smiling no more
She’s got her head the clouds, she won’t be comin’ round no more
With a crook in her neck and a chip on her shoulder
Love didn’t suit her taste
She caught a glimpse of the blues and she took off runnin’
It all seems such a waste

I would keep you if I could
I would stick around if I could

I was a name on a page I was a fix for a phase
A muse for a writer’s block
A story told of a foregone failure
Heard the click and felt the shot

I would keep you if I could
I would stick around if I could

Nothing seems more unstable then these trees swingin’ around next to me

I caught sight of the blues on a warm December night
It was laced in between the words of the coldest line
It said I would keep you if I could
It said I would stick around if I could
Track Name: Adhered
Skin and bones
Are attached to the land that you came from
Rules that raised you
I know you hate to admit it

Steps and strides
Have begun to take form in new road
But dust still coats you
From the walls of your old town

I know you hate to admit it
But I can’t stand it

Young man
Will you listen when I say I’m sorry
This road ain’t easy
And detachment just isn’t too soothing
I know you hate to admit it

So just lose the ghost
Lose the ghosts that haunt you
Cause I know that they do
Track Name: Realigned (ft. Jeff Pianki)
Footprints by my doorstep
I am waiting for snow to pass and love to last
Have you forgotten the way home, my darling?

Waking up is task enough
Oh and I've been wondering
If a heart can survive this cold
I don't know
Oh and I've been wondering
if I can realign these bones again

Light hits my eyelids
I am hoping to feel unknown
to know my own

Waking up is task enough
Oh and I've been wondering
If a heart can survive this cold
I don't know
Oh and I've been wondering
if I can realign these bones again

Fog dims my windows
I am learning to see the cold
to breathe alone

Oh and I've been wondering
Track Name: Lullaby to Self
Don't act so weak
Don't fall at my feet
Don't crumble and tear with every defeat
And I know it seems hard
But someday you'll be
As sensibly numb as me
Track Name: Keep You to Hold On (ft. Michael Pierce)
We talked for miles about a night
Under the lights
That I don’t recall
A trembling hand, a broken jaw
A masked desire
To lose it all

Trying to keep you to hold on
Or maybe just smile
Wanna know what should I do
Wanna know it’s worthwhile

The push and pull
The running track
The ticking clock
What can I solve

Seems like years
Since I could stand
The colder temperatures I can’t ignore

Trying to keep you to hold on
Or maybe just smile
Wanna know what should I do
Wanna know it’s alright

A turn away
A back to face
A call for anything
This is my strive
Track Name: Faulty
I built a sailing ship for you
I pushed it out to sea and bid adieu
Well it drifted out halfway and came unglued
Oh my ship it never stays afloat for you

I made a paper plane instead
Yeah I folded til my hands they nearly bled
And I threw it but it never flew ahead
My target was apparently misread
Cause the pilot and the crew were left for dead

My hands are getting tired
And my heart, well it's a mess
Cause I've been building all these hopes
Since I dont know when
When all you see
Are failed attempts.

I built a tiny train for you
I laid down every track until I knew
Spanned long enough to go from me to you
Derailed as soon as it went out of view
Conductor cryin' out, It can't be true

My hands are getting tired
And my heart, well it's a mess
Cause I've been building all these hopes
Since I dont know when
When all you see
Are failed attempts
Track Name: The Shape Our Frames Made
Breathe in come closer
For it may be the first time
Your thoughts grow older
A motion never meant to say
I won’t say it right now

Withhold your praises
As if they ever surfaced land
You’ll draw your mazes
I’ll lie beside you drafting plans

And the shape our frames made
Was a part of history
You were alive beside me
Until I awoke this morning

Breathe in my darling
For this may be the last time
You never started
To sing your sonnets
Trace your lines
We won’t hear them at all

And the shape our frames made
Was a part of history
You were alive beside me
Until I awoke this morning