Gone Electric

by The Breaking

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The Pacific Northwest has long been known as a stronghold of alternative rock, although Portland’s relatively recent rise to cultural mecca has created something of a faddish scene that barely resembles its roots. Nonetheless, a band of ‘90s-raised Northwesterners from the Rose City still carry the torch that illuminated their upbringing. Their self-titled debut LP, The Breaking, is a testament to the depth of that artistic heritage.

Frontman Adam Sweeney and lead guitarist Tim Karplus form the core of the band, whose vintage sound is best defined by album opener Gone Electric. From its wall of rhythm guitars that honor the band’s more raucous influences to its undeniable pop chorus hook, the single represents a solid debut effort that is sure to remind listeners where alternative rock found its footing.

The Breaking will be celebrating the single's release on October 14th at Alberta Street Pub in Portland.

lyrics

you let your hair grow long
you’ve started a new phase
playing major songs in minor keys
old leather jacket on
all of your piercings in place
motorcycle boots and tattooed sleeves

nobody ever said it would be easy to do
that change has got to start with you

you’ve gone electric now

you’re bursting at the seams
the world’s at your doorstep
breaking every wave with your body
troubled times it seems
ain’t gonna haunt ya no more
you’re solid at the core
of your own belief

if somebody warned you it gets lonely
it does
tonight I’m glad I found your love

we’ve gone electric
gone electric
gone electric now
we’ve gone electric, gone electric
gone electric now
we’ve gone electric, gone electric
gone electric now
gone electric

come on pick up the phone
they’re trying to reach you
they’ve grown a bit concerned
by what they’ve seen
things that mom and dad
just didn’t teach you
so many lessons learned
on the street
maybe they told you it was a problem you had
maybe they told you there’d be no coming back
the lines they sold you rung so hollow and sad
they could write it on your epitaph

he’s gone electric
gone electric
gone electric now
he's gone electric, gone electric
gone electric now
he’s gone electric, gone electric
gone electric now
gone electric

he’s gone electric
gone electric
gone electric now
you’ve gone electric, gone electric
gone electric now
we’ve gone electric, gone electric
gone electric now
gone electric

credits

released October 13, 2016
Adam Sweeney: vocals, percussion
Tim Karplus: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Andre Zapata: bass
Ji Tanzer: drums

Engineered by Rian O'Connell & Adam Sweeney
Mixed by Rian O'Connell
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering

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The Breaking Portland, Oregon

The Breaking is an alternative rock band from Portland, OR. Adam Sweeney and Tim Karplus mine the rich soundscape of mid-90s guitar pop, influenced by early Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, and R.E.M.

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