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The City Single

by Unwoman

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meg_is_asleep I bought this for "The City", but I also really love "A Valentine". It makes me feel like I'm at a renaissance fair, but on one of those days where it's chilly and it rained earlier so there aren't very many people around to ruin the spell. Favorite track: A Valentine (lyrics by Lewis Carroll).
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rikm It's been almost ten years since the release of "The City EP" by Unwoman, and it remains just as fresh, just as impressive as it was all those years ago.

Seamlessly blending live cello and electronics with lyrical poetry, Unwoman transcends genres and makes something uniquely her own, a distinct and impressive sound that is as engaging as it is timeless.

Highly recommended...
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    Unwoman's 2010 work features "The City" along with three song poems created as rewards for the Casualties kickstarter project. This download now also includes a high-quality copy of the official music video for "The City."
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    Crystal USB with red LED and 8GB capacity. Shiny clear acrylic & brushed steel, laser-etched with Unwoman logos. Contains 24+ hours of Unwoman's music including Of My Own Space and Time, Uncovered thru Volume 7, Selected Songpoems, both regular & instrumental versions of four original albums, several other original and covers albums & EPs, the dark-ambient EP IDTWS, and bonus tracks not available anywhere else. Does not contain the newest subscription-only songs or anything that was up temporarily on bandcamp.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Everything Is Awesome, Music to Snuggle Your Old Lady To, Uncovered Volume 7, Of My Own Space and Time I Am Queen, Loss & Comfort, The Love Apocalypse; or, Uncovered Volume 6, Just Go Away, Uncovered Volumes 4 & 5, and 21 more. , and , .

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The City 04:36
I've walked all around the city All the places you and I went This is not bittersweet It is thoroughly tainted I could try to reclaim it For me and future loves But my mechanism's broken I'll never clean enough I am a firecracker disguised as a girl I am self-hating predator Yet for every song of Trouble that I sing There are more prey waiting in the wings You know I'd choose death if it weren't so permanent I've never been good at commitment I could run away but I'd never escape My id, my need, this waste I walk all around the city To survey the damage I have done Broken hearts on every street corner And yours is the loudest one Still I'll stay here in the city If just to assert my right I won't give up these willing victims Not without a fight
And cannot pleasures, while they last, Be actual unless, when past, They leave us shuddering and aghast, With anguish smarting? And cannot friends be firm and fast, And yet bear parting? And must I then, at Friendship's call, Calmly resign the little all (Trifling, I grant, it is and small) I have of gladness, And lend my being to the thrall Of gloom and sadness? And think you that I should be dumb, And full DOLORUM OMNIUM, Excepting when YOU choose to come And share my dinner? At other times be sour and glum And daily thinner? Must he then only live to weep, Who'd prove his friendship true and deep By day a lonely shadow creep, At night-time languish, Oft raising in his broken sleep The moan of anguish? The lover, if for certain days His fair one be denied his gaze, Sinks not in grief and wild amaze, But, wiser wooer, He spends the time in writing lays, And posts them to her. And if the verse flow free and fast, Till even the poet is aghast, A touching Valentine at last The post shall carry, When thirteen days are gone and past Of February. Farewell, dear friend, and when we meet, In desert waste or crowded street, Perhaps before this week shall fleet, Perhaps to-morrow. I trust to find YOUR heart the seat Of wasting sorrow.


released September 24, 2010

All music composed, performed, and produced by Unwoman. Lyrics as noted on songs. Music box sampler kit by Doctor Popular. docpop.org

Song poems commissioned by Crashfaster (Morgan Tucker,) Harley Gorrell, and Joe Pate.

Cover photos from video shoot by Maxmin & Danny Rendo of Noisescape who shot the official video

Music video edited by Margaret Killjoy.
Featuring kiss-victim talents of Helen, Doctor Popular, Violeta Elisabeta, Ben Wilson, Jo Adell, and Vanessa.
Filmed at The Embarcadero, Dolores Park, and all around San Francisco in August - September 2010.




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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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