Together

by The Explorers Club

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The Explorers Club mark their return with “Together”, the quintet’s third album of harmony laden sounds. Hot off the heels of “Freedom Wind”, their first release which showcased their Beach Boys influences, and the triumphant follow-up “Grand Hotel”, an exploration of Classic soft pop ideals, “Together” is sure to be the soundtrack for Summer 2016.

Jason Brewer, founder and visionary of the band, has patterned the album in the mold of post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys classics such as Friends, Sunflower and Love You, while adding his own unique touches and flourishes of inspiration with his band mates.

Listeners can expect exquisite harmonies, tight musicianship, flowing melodies, and gorgeous vocals. Standout tracks include the modern sunshine doo-wop of “California's Calling Ya”, the bouncy pop of “Once In A While” and the contemplative “Quietly”. “Together” is a must for fans of well-crafted pop music.

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released August 13, 2016

THE EXPLORERS CLUB ARE:

Jason Brewer - Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizers, Fuzz Guitar,
Rock-Si-Chord, Maestro Rhythm King
Paul Runyon - Vocals, Piano, Hammond Organ, Rock-Si-Chord,
Synthesizer, Guitar, Wurlitzer
Michael Willamson - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Fender Bass, Organ,
Upright Bass, Acoustic Guitars
Wyatt Funderburk - Vocals, Fender Bass, Rock-Si-Chord
Kyle Polk - Drums and Percussion

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS:

John Davis - Vocals on “My Friend” and “Before I’m Gone”
Darian Sahanaja - Moog Synthesizers and Rock-Si-Chord on
“Don’t Waste Her Time”
Probyn Gregory - All Trumpet and Trombone parts, Tannerin on
“Together”
Nelson Bragg & Scott Bennett - Percussion
David Ellis - Percussion
Emeen Zarookian - Synth Bass on “Gold Winds”, additional
arrangment on “Gold Winds”
Krista Brewer - Flute on “Be Around”
Steve Stanley - Bass Harmonica on “Be Around”
Jesse Hansen - Strings on “Be Around”
Brian King - Vibraphone
Mark Galup - Pedal Steel
Rushikesh Badbade - Additional Synth programming
Kevin Crothers - additional Percussion recording
All Music Arranged by The Explorers Club
Vocals Arranged by Michael Williamson, Jason Brewer, and
Wyatt Funderburk
Artwork by James Abercrombie
Cover Art by Brent Funderburk

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Track Name: Together
TOGETHER (J. Brewer, W. Funderburk, E. Zarookian)

we cant carry on this way
its not natural living
two hands too tight tonight I’ll pray
you and I will be there holding

together
together
we’ll settle someday
when I take you back
to my world

the moonlight is singing to my head
didn’t know I was missing you
sunrise and now I’m back in bed
oh dawn if we could be here

Now's The Time - Time To Get Together
Track Name: California's Callin' Ya
California's Callin Ya (J. Brewer, Emeen Zarookian)

how's your day been
are you driving?
wish we could ride together

called you up cause you're hiding
there's no reason you should be

cause the sun
don't care
he'll be watching you anywhere
yeah it's dumb to compare
california's calling for ya

come to me
when you're ready
when it's so cold outside

catch a right on la brea
find me in a paradise

bridge:
the night it gets so quiet
why don't you try it
Track Name: Once In A While
Once In A While (J. Brewer, E. Zarookian)

I've been around
Thought of leavin town and
handing in my pay
while I'm kissing
my only life away

how can I be so wrong
when I’m right?
so gone, winded
I don’t want to fight

(tell myself)
one day I’ll make you know
make you smile
I'll call on you once in a while
once in a while

I've been around
Thought of leavin town and
handing in my pay
while I'm kissing
my only life away

come now we've waited so long
How I've tried
One look at you and I feel alright

I feel alright
Track Name: Gold Winds
GOLD WINDS (J. Brewer, E. Zarookian)

verse 1:
I’ve been so broke
I’ve been so cold
wont you realize
where I belong?

when spring is far (and the summer’s gone)
and winters long
time I headed right
(back) where i belong (back to my song)

chorus 1:
gold winds
and deep ends
are calling (cmon cmon now)

snowed in
and gone is the freeze

verse 2:
when ice melts on the beach
and sand is in your hair

the sun rising on our nest
with peace it goes west

we’d talk of days and nights
(spring, summer, autumn, winter)
and mornings with your eyes so bright
(spring, summer, they melt, the winter)

with all I’ve left to say
it wouldn’t be right

chorus 2:
(take me to the)
gold winds
and deep ends
are calling (cmon cmon now)

(say goodbye to all the)
snow days
and gone is the freeze
Track Name: Perfect Day
Perfect day (J. Brewer. M. Willamson)



It's such a perfect day

To be in love with you

I'll treasure these moments

My whole life through


Though time has slipped away

Chasing loves starlight

I've found this special day

To spend with you


Though time has slipped away

Chasing loves starlight

Now I have this perfect day

To love only..... You.
Track Name: Quietly
Quietly (J. Brewer, E. Zarookian)

Don't you know it isn't up to me?
Think it's funny when I say
Had a real time putting it on
Cause I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long to see
I've been waiting so long to see you
To see you

Start to wonder is it in my head?
Thought I'd see it by now
Half a lifetime's come and gone
While I've been waiting so long...

Watching while the time flies
You're a busy girl
Waiting for the right time to be
Quietly

Is It In my Head?
Track Name: My Friend
MY FRIEND (J. Brewer, E. Zarookian)

Verse 1:

my friend
knows we well inside my head
knows when I get out of bed
laughs at every word I've said

You
spend another perfect day
laughing while I sit and cry my blues away


Verse 2:

We listen to a song for hours
minnie mouse and singing flowers
passing time we watch the clouds

If
I don't ever wanna play
well at least you learned tomorrow's not so far away

B Section:

Me
for you I'd write a book so long

B Section:

Me
for you I'd write a book so long

Ending:

You could be my only friend
(That'd make me so happy)
(Really really really happy)
(So dog gone happy)
Track Name: No Strings Attached
NO STRINGS ATTACHED (J. Brewer, E. Zarookian)

think of all the love that’s been waiting
even all the ones that turn out bad
but who said that
you can’t have it back?

think of all the times you’ve been walked out on
nevermind the lies that you’d been told
cause who was that?
did they come back?

to know you
to hold you
with no strings attached

a new love
like our love
never looking back

but hey I don’t even know if I’m gonna cry
heaven knows you’d never say goodbye


we gotta find the time to mend
'cause this is my final chance to bend away
but who am i
to find the time
to do it right
i might
Track Name: Don't Waste Her Time
Don't Waste Her Time (J. Brewer, A. Paley)

You want her she can't help if she just looks so fine

To meet her try to read between the lines

Every little move she makes is meant to catch your eye

Don't blow it boy she's about to pass you by


Don't let her walk away you're gonna lose her
she's trying to send you a sign

the more you hesitate you'll just confuse her
she's falling so don't waste her time



She's lookin and I can tell she likes your style
she's staring slowly she begins to smile


Looks like opportunity is knocking at your door
it's a shame to keep her waiting anymore
Track Name: Before I'm Gone
BEFORE IM GONE (J. Brewer, M. Williamson, W, Funderburk, E. Zarookian)

This is one of your songs,
I've been singing so long

It's the sound that I hear

When the day disappears

In the sundown silence


There's a ship so far from home

There's a light that's all alone

Can I get back to where I belong?

Can I get back before I'm all gone


This is one of your songs

I've been singing so long

It's the sound that I know

From a dream long ago

In the dawn light quiet

There's a cold wind calling me

From a storm out on the sea

Can I get back to where I belong?

Can I get back before I'm all gone?