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The Constant State

by Malka

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New York City-based psychedelic dream-gaze outfit MALKA are releasing their debut EP 'The Constant State' on March 2, 2015. Recorded at both APT Studio (NYC) and Elohino studio (NJ), mixed by Darko Saric, and mastered at 825 Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Butch Jones (Madonna, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, The Gun Club, B-52s), The Constant State takes listeners on a genre-melding journey, ebbing and flowing through the realms of dreampop, post-rock, nugaze, and psychedelic rock.

The songs are evocative both musically and lyrically, touching on metaphysical, existential and interpersonal subject matter with an honesty that resonates to an emotional core. Their music is a reflection of the triumph and tragedy of the world, compelling us to look deeper into the realms of our consciousness. Malka is trying to stretch the concept of songs to make them sound more like emotional lapses of time.

The vocal melodies assume an instrumental form and transcend language, adding transparency to bilingual Spanish-English lyrics shared between three lead vocalists.

The Constant State is available on Bandcamp and will also be available as a digital release in iTunes and streaming through Spotify, Rdio, etc.

"A sonic landscape full of psychedelic impressions, stunning emotive shoegaze & dreampop flair"
Del Chaney, Primal Music Blog / Primal Radio

“Right at the edge of nugaze, moving it and reshaping it. Somewhere between Sigur Ros, Pink Floyd and Mogwai”
Producer Marc Joy (Mike Peters, Bernard Butler, Golden Fable)

"Easiest described as shoegaze or dreampop, certainly taking on both genres to beautiful effect"
Deadly Music

“A brilliant blend of shoegazer, dreampop and post-rock”
Pedro Damian, Shoegazer Alive

"Covering the listener in a soft caress of aural intoxication... melding folds of echoing guitars and synths"
Emerging Indie Bands Blog


released March 2, 2015

EJ DeCoske - guitars, synths and vocals
David Ciauro - bass and vocals
Michael Dawson - Drums
Darko Saric - guitars, synths and vocals

Recorded at APT Studio (New York) and Elohino (New Jersey)
Mixed by Darko Saric
Mastered by Butch Jones at 825 Studios



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Track Name: A Flock Of Crows
What once was once, but now it's never again.
They called your bluff, and now you're just living in -
your own device. Though it might have seemed nice.
You're out of time.

Say goodnight, goodnight.
Say goodbye, goodbye.

And now you see, what only the eye (I) can see.
There's more to learn, but not before catching your breath.
We know what's right, right in front of your eyes.
You're out if time.

Say goodnight, goodnight.
Say goodbye, goodbye.
Track Name: For Now We Live
Half-nine rendezvous, our last day
We walk toward waves,
In a rain too light to mind.

From a whisper to a roar, exchanging metaphors.

I, as the night loch tide,
Leave without you.
Legs times two entwined,
serpent to a vine.

For now we live.
Track Name: Mientras Se Respira
Intento atrapar al viento
Mientras tu sonrisa se disuelve
Entre mis dedos

Estira los brazos al cielo
Los años ya no son tan lentos
Todo pasa mientras se respira

Intentas detener el tiempo
Con todas tus lagrimas, las que seco
y nunca terminan

Los recuerdos pertenecen al olvido
Track Name: Wolves And Sheep
To evolve and to survive
Wolves and sheep
Dress alike
Track Name: Diamond Girl
When we play, we play all day in a way that you'd say, that it's wrong but we like it.
Spin upon this solid ground, we have found quite a space we erase with our sound.
And when we play we feel so high, way up in the sky like a girl with some diamonds.
Love it, leave it, we proceed to perceive that this need will persist, and we like it.

We all do what we will do.
And we all try to just get through.
We all do what we will do.
Track Name: Corazon Sin Sangre
Sin Sangre
Que no late
El grito que callas sin deseos
Los pasos sin huella, sin sentido
Todo se aleja en el mar
Reloj sin arena, sueños en olvido
Sentir que todo lo has perdido
Cartas en mano, dejarlo al destino
Sin Sangre
Que no late
El miedo que callas sigue vivo
Los años que pasan sin motivos
Todo es arena sin el mar
Con ojos cerrados cruzas el camino
Los besos que nunca has vivido
Tira las cartas, crear tu destino
Track Name: Swoon
Open heart, fatal flaw
Open mind, addictive thoughts
Chemical, lovely numb
Feelings swell, gentle swoon

Open flaw, fatal heart
Open thoughts, addictive mind
Feeling numb, gentle swell
Chemical, lovely swoon.