United Hotcake Preferred

by Layne L'Heureux

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"Layne L’Heureux, perhaps the most prolific songwriter I know, returns with one of his finest albums to date: United Hotcake Preferred. The album opens with a five minute missive, “Funeral of a Former Self,” that alludes to the musical renaissance L’Heureux is personally embarking on. One can’t help but revel in the new wave tones he’s tapping into, channelling the brilliance of Ian Curtis. That’s followed by the luminous “Solaris,” featuring the ghostly accompaniment of Jessica Jalbert. This one smacks of Slowdive to me—muted screams of tortured amplifiers are juxtaposed with the opiated numbness of their combined vocal chanting “DNA” with a cold objectivity that mirrors the concept itself. Most out of place for L’Heureux, these two jams are followed by an electronic piece called “Drive” that’s reminiscent of early Morr Music material, at least in their artists’ more uplifting productions. The album goes on and on like this, taking the listener all over the place, leading them through L’Heureux’s own adaptions of various songwriting styles that have spanned the last thirty to forty years. His old strengths are in full swell, all while new tricks are perfected. It’s a true pleasure! And there’s a new video for the record too"

-Joe Gurba
arguejob.com/2013/12/01/layne-lheureux-united-hotcake-preferred/


Recorded and mixed by Layne L'Heureux @ Hanger 11 Studios
Mastered by Renny Wilson @ Sound Dimension
www.rennywilson.com

United Hotcake Preferred' is used by permission of the Kurt Vonnegut Trust.

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released September 15, 2013

Layne L'Heureux - Engineer/Composer/Performer

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-Jessica Jalbert - Vocals on 'Solaris'
jessicajalbert.bandcamp.com

- Jackie Nuc - Vocals and Lyrics on 'Live Clean'
www.bansheeband.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/sir-maam-maam
www.myspace.com/dutchheywagon

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Layne L'Heureux Edmonton, Alberta

Layne L'Heureux is a producer, label co-owner, engineer and recording artist from Edmonton Alberta.
He fronts the alternative/noise/rock trio Diehatzu Hijets (diehatzuhijets.bandcamp.com).
He co-founded Labrador City Records in 2008 with Tyler Butler (tylerbutler.bandcamp.com) releasing three albums.
In 2011 he released his 4th record 'New' on Old Ugly, and his 5th and 6th independently.
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Track Name: Funeral Of A Former Self
There's an affinity in you
As a garden of the mind blooms
Flowers grow out of days
The scent of becoming useless again
Babe, why don't you believe in anything?
When you and your life was made to celebrate
Still the days
The sun
The grass
The trees
They grow within me
And the people
Of the street
The breeze
The cars
And the machine

Cause I need you to be
Alone in me
Alone in me
Beneath the clouds of joy inside
Mutations of empathy

(what is life, who to live what is now inside)

Bring forth your friends
Bring forth you family
Celebrate

Well it's practically free to see the ceremonial eye
but I'd rather be with you because what we share is right
Through the twisting limbs of friends and corporate implied spies
I'll always grasp for your hand, a devotion bound, a ribbon tied

Today is the day you wake and live
(well, welcome to your life)
Track Name: Solaris (Ft. Jessica Jalbert)
You woke up on a satellite
Somehow they managed to get you out of the house
And up into the sky
And looking all around
Space didn't seem that interesting
But at least it was a free ride

Free ride

There she was after they cloned her body
And put her into a case for 100 days
And as she sprouted legs
He looked her over
She was beautiful
A perfect specimen of DNA

DNA
Track Name: Drive
(Drive)
It's a long night and I got no place to be
Won't you come over and take a drive with me
(Drive)
Track Name: Live Clean (Ft. Jackie Nuc)
(Lyrics by Jackie Nuc)

The moss on your eyes will let you see
the bees in the trees are all you need
the flowers to bloom your children
for a tax claim, expect your pay day

You speak of sadness like a noun
You reach to feel the coming down
When all else fails, impale that rigid little head of yours and

Live clean
(It's so lonely)

The moss on your eyes will let you see
the bees in the trees are all you need
the flowers to bloom your children
for a tax claim, expect your pay day

You speak of sadness like a noun
You reach to feel the coming down
When all else fails, impale that rigid little head of yours and

Live clean
(It's so lonely)

Coming through, committed to making you feel alright
Feeling true, forgiving you, moving on in the morning

(Live clean)
Track Name: Misery
I've been sleeping through days
In a holocaust of dreams
And i'm halfway out in the street
When I finally get out of bed

Misery, you're breaking me
And I feel like i'm coming down

Spend a lifetime collecting debt
Lying down in your bed
Taking the time to ignore your friends
There's nothing worse than happiness
When you feel like a bag of shit

Misery, you're breaking me
And I feel like i'm coming down
Track Name: Friends
When you get a little high
When you feel a little low
Don't hesitate to call a friend and
Say hello

I seen you walking out by
The neon open store signs
As downtown's east side lingers by
Through the window of a slow ride

Where you wanna go?
Anyplace you know?
Through the desolate urban residents
To the lofty enterprises

When you get a little high
When you feel a little low
Don't hesitate to call a friend and
Say hello
Track Name: Addicted To Love/Dark Side Of The Street
Well I wander the streets late at night looking for my baby
But she evades me and I can't find where she's been
On 109th, the people say, why don't you clear up your mind
And get your head right?
You're wandering off into the dark and it's hard to get back

I'm addicted to love
Addicted to love

Why do you cry? deep down on the inside
Why do you cry? I can see your tears in your eyes
Why don't you call? I'll be home by the telephone
Why don't you call me baby and take me out tonight?

Well here comes Jane, down the street, hustling cat, she pulls up on me
Wondering why, she says "you're looking for love in all the wrong places"
And I had nothing to say, I just want to find my baby
And I'm on the dark side of the street, the neon lights, they are painting Me

I'm Addicted to Love
Addicted to Love
Track Name: Pink Slips
Hey Benny, why don't you come out this evening?
Hey Benny, why don't you come out this evening?
Everyone's just hanging out on their pink slips
I told this girl here you wanna meet the new kids

La la la la

(It's the summertime, maybe some old time, baby I don't mind)

Hey Benny, why don't you come out this evening?
Hey Benny, why don't you come out this evening?
Cause everyone's just living on pink slips
No one is even listening
Track Name: New Hit
There's a sequence of events
That brings us to the present
With the shadows of the past
Decorating the walls in reflection
And outside my door there's a man
Waving me down from the intersection
And as I hop into his van, he sparks up a session

Here's a new hit for the kids
Hanging out on the weekend
Smoking away their paycheques
Skipping out on this months rent

Oh, how does it feel now with your head so far in the clouds?
Oh, how does it feel now with you feet so far from the ground?

The grip on the steering wheel as we cross the bridge
Through the serial bungalows and stucco apartments
And i'm afraid to wonder myself
Who could live in such an suburban hell?

Here's a new hit for the kids
Hanging out on the weekend
Smoking away their paycheques
Skipping out on this months rent
Here's a new hit for the kids
Hanging out on the weekend
Track Name: Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Slithering serpent of the age
Fornicates on an open stage
The crowd gathers around
Hailing the zeitgeist

Everything will be alright in the end

He's wearing leather boots
To cross the river of gloom
Gonna rest on the other side
Where nature opens her eyes

Everything will be alright in the end