by Riverbug

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"This is what we're talking about. When the stars, the moon, the universe aligns and suddenly you know yourself again.
It's a moment of happiness, yes, but perhaps something bigger.
Moving from the river's violent current to the small, calm pool near the bank.
We'll be here, like a Riverbug,
awaiting your arrival so we can tell our story and you can tell yours."


released June 1, 2016

Produced by Luke Rivard
Co-produced by Lawton Hall, Ryan Castelaz, and Ilan Blanck
Recorded and mixed by Lawton Hall
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Artwork by Ben Kohanowski at Kohan Visuals
All music and lyrics written and arranged by Luke Rivard and Riverbug
Lyrics for ”Moonbeam” written by Cate Bentley and Meri Bobber

Ilan Blanck - guitar
Meri Bobber - vocals
Tim Carrigg - keyboards
Joseph Connor - saxophones
Henry Geraghty - vocals
Jakob Heinemann - bass guitar
Dan Reifsteck - drums & percussion
Luke Rivard - drums & percussion



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Riverbug Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Riverbug is a Midwestern indie folk band that blends in elements of experimental minimalism, jazz, and post-rock.

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Track Name: Live Between
Winter's come and gone
But it's still cold
You're on my mind
So I'll live between
Our life

And what if I would die?
Would you be with my all
through the night?
But you're on the other side
Of life

So where does that leave us?
You hurt me
So I'll live
Our life
Track Name: Dear
Time is dripping like candles
Burn through the night
I'll stare out the window
and freeze in the light

Life is starting to move you
Away from my side
Can I let go my anger
Or does this feel right?

I was lonely
wasted, and crying

But I can't wait forever
I'm gonna buckle under pressure
I guess that I'm a failure
And now it's behind me

Rain washed my soul, come clean me
You're free to speak your mind
I'll sit by the window solo
And burn through the night

You were tired of talking
Tired of longing
I pulled all my courage
and gave you your time
Track Name: Hope
I watched you slip away
But now it's too late
Heal, breath, my love

Since you've been away
My soul has been shaken
I'm okay, my love

Have hope
You've got to trust a little more
In or around faith
Alive but not awake

Have hope
Just look up a little more
Believe me
We will be okay

Maybe I'm just blind
It’s my emotion
Feel, see, my love

If we disagree
God why can't we believe?
Is it me?
Track Name: Hereafter
I'll keep quiet
Track Name: Moonbeam
I lay watching
from my window
Where I sleep

Moonbeam lazy
Call me crazy
I won't scream

There were dreams
Feeling, concept of time
You were, the moon stayed all day
Beaming light, always

There were dreams of the way you were walking
Feeling your presence with no concept of time
You were late and the moon was out all day
Beaming like it was always right

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