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January 21st, 2018

New single:

The Ocean Is Broken

The ocean is broken
The ocean alone can heal
Can heal
Your fixes are tokens
And just one more way to steal
To steal
Steal from the commons
Steal from the masses
To damn your own children
And the exploited classes

CHORUS:
The ocean is broken
The people in fear
Industrial capitalism is what happened here
She won't ask nicely
Neither must we
We'll need to make you just let her be
Just let her be
Let her breathe
Set her free

The ocean was broken
By capitalistic crimes
Ruling class crimes
The wounds are wide open
The ocean will heal with time
Eonic time
Time of no black skies
No radiation
No desperate workers
No more oppression

CHORUS

The ocean, the cradle
The keeper of all that's come to pass
Come to pass
She murmurs the fable
The white bird that sits atop the mast
Atop the mast

CHORUS
 

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Lyrics by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
Music by John Newlands


Previous releases:

No Neutrals (single) - November 27th, 2017


 

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Lyrics by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
Music by John Newlands


Your Children's World (single) - November 7th, 2017
 


 

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Lyrics by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
Music by John Newlands


Alarm Clock (single) - July 26th, 2017


 

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Lyrics by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
Music by John Newlands


Capitalism Must Die - February 28th, 2017


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This album was inspired in part by the Stephanie McMillan book of the same name. You can find it here.

words by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
music by John Newlands
tenor saxophone: Michael McArthur
trombone: Blair McNally
trumpet: Nick Ross
image by Stephanie McMillan
 
 


The Lesser Evil (single) - October 16th, 2016


 

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Lyrics by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
Music by John Newlands


The Recurring Story Of M. T. Promise (single) - May 27th, 2016


 

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Lyrics by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
Music by John Newlands

This is the second in my series of songs inspired by a sitting Canadian prime minister.

The first in my series of songs inspired by a sitting Canadian prime minister, Last Of The Polar Bears, is here.


Empire Lounge - December 2nd, 2014

Empire Lounge John Newlands

Lyrics by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau
Music by John Newlands

Additional engineering by Joe Fiorino, Kevin Closs, and Sean Perras

Running orderist: Rachael Charbonneau

Artwork by John Newlands and Rachael Charbonneau

contributors:
Joe Fiorino
Chris Peplinski
Andrea McColeman
Carter Umpherson
Allan Walsh
Anita Ansamaa
Kevin Closs
Rachael Charbonneau
Matt Foy
Brian Quebec

Thanks to Sean Perras for the marimba, and to Allan Walsh for translating the saxophone charts into Saxophone.

Made in Northern Ontario

To listen to a song, click on a title.
To download the album, right-click on a download button
and choose 'Save Target As...'.
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  1 Holy Dollar | download
  2 Sociopaths' Social Club | download
  3 Known To The Police | download
  4 Train Rolled On | download
  5 This Place | download
  6 Empire Lounge | download
  7 Listen Tonight | download
  8 Peace Never Had A Chance | download
  9 The Future | download

lyrics
 

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While this album is free to download, donations to the cause are appreciated.

Mailing address:

John Newlands
478 Buchanan Street
Sudbury, Ontario
P3C 1E5

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John Franklin's Piano - October 23rd, 2012

"Buy these songs from John. It will do you a world of good." -Kevin Closs

"I am excited to say the new album by John Newlands "JOHN FRANKLIN'S PIANO" will open your eyes to many truths of the world that most of us know nothing about." -Fionna Tough

I recorded this album in Sudbury and on Manitoulin Island.
Kevin Closs wrote "Genocide By Proxy".
Rachael Charbonneau effectuated the running order and sang on "Rain".

To listen to a song, click on a title.
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and choose 'Save Target As...'.

For best results, set your CD burner to "No pause between tracks". Alternately, set your playback device to "gapless playback".
 

  1 John Franklin's Piano | download
  2 19th Century | download
  3 Genocide By Proxy | download
  4 Class War | download
  5 Limousine | download
  6 Without A Fight | download
  7 Galen Weston | download
  8 Techno Fix | download
  9 Tony Hayward | download
10 Corporate Culture Made My Baby Cry | download
11 Clover | download
12 Rain | download

lyrics

Made in Northern Ontario

NOTE: Please select 'gapless playback' or equivalent.

While this album is free to download, donations to the cause are appreciated.

Mailing address:

John Newlands
478 Buchanan Street
Sudbury, Ontario
P3C 1E5

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Do The Resist - October 24th, 2011


cover image: quilt by Rachael Charbonneau

Writing locations: Sudbury, Stony Bay, Manitoulin Island
Recording locations: Sudbury, Manitoulin Island

To listen to a song, click on a title.
To download the album, right-click on a download button
and choose 'Save Target As...'.
For best results, set your CD burner to "No pause between tracks"

1 11:59 | download
2 Do The Resist | download
3 Sci-Fi Boys | download
4 A City Is A Dead Thing | download
5 One More Rock Star | download
6 Last Of The Polar Bears | download
7 Where's The Revolution? | download

Made in Northern Ontario

NOTE: Please select 'gapless playback' or equivalent.

While this album is free to download, donations to the cause are appreciated.

Mailing address:

John Newlands
478 Buchanan Street
Sudbury, Ontario
P3C 1E5

email