Before Your Summer Fades

by Blank Pages

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    releases January 19, 2018

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1.
Take the Stage
2.
She's Got the Knack
3.
It Is What It Is
4.
Late Bloomer
5.
Make up Your Mind
6.
Red Eye Love
7.
04:38
8.
So Long, Long Friend
9.
Lost and Found
10.
That's Too Bad
11.
Writing a New Tale
12.
I Have Been Lost

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Can power pop be thought-provoking while celebrating the giddy excitement of a classic three-minute single at the same time? Blank Pages songwriter Greg Potter thinks so, and his band has been doing just that from their New Jersey studio for nearly 25 years.

On Before Your Summer Fades, Potter pairs his signature melodic sensibility with lyrics exploring uncertainty, loss and inevitable change. Blank Pages’ sound is a unique blend of old school (Big Star, Wings) and modern pop (Sloan, Mike Viola) that is distinctly their own.

The record comes after a 7-year hiatus marked by the arrival of children and the loss of old friends. But Potter never stopped writing, and he delivers an engaging album that ponders middle age. From the straight ahead rock of the album opener “Take the Stage,” to the acoustic introspection of “So Long, Old Friend,” the record moves seamlessly from fuzzy tweed amps to sweeter moments drenched in jangling acoustics.

Melody is central to Potter’s approach, as evidenced by power pop tracks like “High Flyer,” “She’s Got the Knack,” and “Lost and Found.” The album closes with two songs that find him delving deeper into the uncertainly of midlife: the expansive “Writing a New Tale,” and the anthemic “I Have Been Lost.”

Before Your Summer Fades is the fifth studio album from Blank Pages, featuring Potter on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Brown on bass and guitar, Ed McCaffrey on drums.

Before Your Summer Fades is the band’s most accomplished record to date, adding a new level of sophistication to the Blank Pages catalog both musically and lyrically. The band has four prior releases on the FDR Label: Funny Pages, 45 & 33, On My Street and Absolute Uncertainty.
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releases January 19, 2018

Greg Potter: guitar and lead vocals
Jason Brown: bass and guitar
Ed McCaffrey: drums.

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FDR Label Chesterfield, New Jersey

FDR Label is the small NJ indie label with the big power pop heart. Formed in 1996, FDR Label is known for wildly popular tribute CDs to the Replacements, The Who, and the 80s movie tribute, High School Reunion.

Releases have featured Guided By Voices, Frank Black, Matthew Sweet, Pat Dinizio, The Bigger Lovers, Bastards of Melody, The Successful Failures, the Dipsomaniacs, Taggart, and many more.
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Track Name: High Flyer
The sweetest bird that's ever flown.
The muse for every wind that's ever blown.
And from high up in the trees
she'd never even see anything
so small as me.

A trail of sparkles through every eye
as she glides through their skies.
Every head turns to stare
as she circles through the air.
She's a high flyer.

From up in the clouds
I'm just another face in the crowd.
From up where she sings,
I'm in the shadow of her wings,
where I wait for her song's beautiful sound
here on the ground.

There's the one I couldn't forget.
Lifts my spirits up like a jet.
But she takes off in flight
and soon I'm out of sight.
She's a high flyer.

From up in the clouds
I'm just another face in the crowd.
From up where she sings,
I'm in the shadow of her wings,
where I wait for her song's beautiful sound
here on the ground.

She's a high flyer.
From up in the clouds
I'm just another face in the crowd.
From up where she sings,
I'm in the shadow of her wings,
where I wait for her song's beautiful sound.
She's a high flyer.