by Nature Thief

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released June 6, 2014

All music and lyrics written by Emma Browne / Nature Thief.

Emma Browne: Guitar and Vocals
Charlie Bow: Synthesizer, Sampler, Production, and Mixing
Justin Chase: Drums
Derek Cerretani: Bass

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Justin Chase at Studio Z and Charlie Bow at Freedom Fever Music.

All photography and artwork by except background photo by Charlie Bow



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Nature Thief Portland, Oregon

Emma Browne, Charlie Bow, Carl LaRue, Justin Chase

Nature Thief is four young humans' inquiry into the values of the natural and manmade world. Their sound embodies "a flowing, chimerical embrace of harmony-laden dream-pop and the proggier elements of British-Isles-informed folk." (Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury) ... more

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Track Name: Docks

every one of us is tied up to a dock
swimming, stretching bungee cords that tie us up
sweat to stretch, it builds potential energy
muscles give, a ragdoll snapped back to routine

broken bones heal stronger, fight against the waves
'til the rope breaks, propels the other way
flung so far from tethers, lost at sea
dangling half a rope - is this what we call free?

lash your leash up, anchor to stability
'til the tide turns, behaves nonsensically
but you're safe with structure, wisely you did choose
for your cord's bisected, shackles not so loose

sea's too salty
sky turns red
waves spin circles
in your head