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'After My Divorce' / 'Master's Gone Away' 7-inch

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Tracklist
1. After My Divorce [MP3]
2. Master's Gone Away
'After My Divorce' / 'Master's Gone Away' 7-inch

After My Divorce (3:22)
b/w
Master's Gone Away (3:26)

Two old-school style big hits delivered on spinning vinyl or through the interweb. These jams get stuck in your head, not in your teeth. Producer Erik Paparazzi (Cat Power, The Paparazzi) coaxes cinema from Looker's already wise and ultra-catchy pop-craft.

DOWNLOAD "After My Divorce," a bittersweet pop ode to the geography of the heart. Epic pop.

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Boshra AlSaadi-gtr/vox
Nicole Greco-gtr/vox
AJ Lambert-bass/vox
Robbie Overbey-drums/vox
Produced by Erik Paparazzi
Recorded by Travis Harrison, mixed by Travis and Erik, all at Serious Business Music Recording Studio.
Mastered by Dave McNair at Scott Hull Mastering.
AVAILABLE NOW digitally and/or on limited edition, hand-numbered 7 inch vinyl. (Vinyl comes with free download voucher.)

Buy the 7" here or at
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music video directed by todd albright for flim flam productions

Press
"New York's Looker hits us with another piece of powerpop meets post punk perfection. Mixing a neat Sex and the City sensibilities - "… sipping Campari after my divorce" - with sweet harmonies and an everybody-join-in hook, it is a testament to the art of the perfect pop song. Played with precision and infused with drama, you cannot fail to like this good natured ditty. Catchy!

Backed with an ode to the joys of second hand love, memories of the Go-Gos just flooded back. With Robbie Overbey's fifties'style r&b drumming powering things along, you can sing along as it plays on your car stereo whilst you sit stuck at the crossroads of life. Uplifting!

Another fine slice of 45rpm black vinyl. Also available as a digital download but we think that it is best appreciated on vinyl. Shadow Morton would undoubtedly have approved of these songs."
BluesBunny Independent Music Reviews

"Master's Gone Away," the friggin' b-side to their debut single...is a cataclysmically enjoyable little song."
-Green Pea-Ness

"There are some things about NYC that have quite a hold on me. Brisk walks through Central Park in the Fall. Sharing a full pie from John's. And this female-fronted 4 piece called Looker. These kids have the hearts and minds of many fellow city dwellers, and after one listen of the sugary sweet harmonies in "After My Divorce" you'll know exactly why."
-Skylar via MP34U.com

"Well this is pop for my generation! Skyler, I feel like Looker's "After My Divorce" is a chapter from my life. Damn fine production, kick ass combo recording, sweet harmony vocals and a truly contemporary lyric - what's that all add up to? MP3 Jackpot Winner!"
-MP3 Jackpot

-"Romantic yet feisty. Wistful yet hopeful. New York City’s Looker are three girls and one boy who make music that harkens back to the past but also celebrates the future. This is especially true of their new single, After My Divorce, which is a bittersweet tale of old lives and new life, past love and future romance.

The first release since their well-received debut album, Born Too Late (January 2007), After My Divorce has jangly guitars and infectious rhythms that remember a time when Johnny Marr was in a band called The Smiths (there’s even a sly nod to the Manchester legends in the opening line). At heart though, this is a song rooted in New York and America; it is more the determined energy of Sleater-Kinney meets the broken hearts of The Shangri-Las than anything this side of the Atlantic has to offer. The B-side, Master’s Gone Away, confirms it. This track is a glorious slice of upbeat youthful abandon and girl group harmonies mixed with dark allusions to America’s hallowed past, both on a personal and political level. Looker delivers intelligent and spirited music which, like all the best rock’n’roll, is full of new ideas while sounding like its always existed…and always will."
Die Young Stay Pretty

" Well worth two downloads matthewpudner Stellar songwriting, muscular production and confident performaces... It starts sounding quite classic but the more you listen to it the richer and weirder it gets... "After my Divorce" starts off sounding a bit Johnny Marr-y but with girl group style harmonies, military style percussion and two lead singers... then there's a slide guitar solo, a funk interlude and then it goes off into this Clash-y ending... all the time singing about The Telltale Heart, Pernod, Nashville, Italian graveyards... There's British slang, French cursing and excellent use of the word 'yesteryear', all criminally undervalued in current rock songwriting... It's perplexing, rewarding and I get the feeling there's a story in there somewhere. I'm glad I downloaded it and now so is everyone else I know."
-Matthew Pudner (via emusic)

"a band that makes even life after shambolic relationships sound great– “I used to live in Paris, now I live in New York, sippin’ on Pernod, after my divorce…”
-Maud Newton

Please enjoy these PHOTOS from the sessions. For more, visit Looker on MySpace.


LYRICS

AFTER MY DIVORCE
that one was short and blond
his sad eyes watering
played me 'this charming man'
kissed me in the cemetery

that one was tall and dark
he read my telltale heart
asked me to give it up
in a hotel by the high school

i used to live in paris, now i live in new york
sippin on pernod, after my divorce
they gathered round the piano singin 'ne me quittes pas' and i'll do it again
yeah, i'll do it again

oh morning dreary day
was what i'd never say
while guarding tintorettos
and riding vaporettos

and in my stone courtyard
he drew his golden sword
those cats watched from above
they didn't pass no judgment

i used to live in paris, now i live in new york
sippin campari after my divorce
to all you gits and punters per bacco je m'en fous
and I'll do it again
yeah i'll do it again

i don't care what i've done
i don't care what you've done
only a salty eye can look behind in judgment

just another paper souvenir
of a long lost yesteryear
til i fall off my perch, you'll put a flower in San Michele

i used to live in paris, now i live in new york
i used to live in venice, now i live in new york
i used to live in pittsburgh, now i live in new york
i used to live in nashville, now i live in new york

MASTER'S GONE AWAY
got a table and chair that i found in the trash
running water and heat no my life ain't that bad
got a sweater i found in a bag in the hall
only thing i got to keep me warm this fall
sunny now the winter's on its way
everything i ever loved
has changed or gone away so far away

i think i fell in love last night
i think i'll make the same mistake twice
got my tree stump to sit upon
jimmy crack corn and i don't care at all
one day i'll be happy again
gonna find my one last friend
make some tea make some new amends
jimmy crack corn and i don't care at all

got a ticket north with some borrowed cash
driver said chin up sweetheart it ain't so bad
i thought the country air might ease my mind
find some solace with the old green mountain boys
pickin berries drinkin from the spring
everything i ever loved
i found exactly where i left it

i think i fell in love last night
i think i'll make the same mistake twice
got my tree stump to sit upon
jimmy crack corn and i don't care at all
one day i'll be happy again
gonna find my one last friend
make some tea make some new amends
jimmy crack corn and i don't care at all


shangri-la shangri-la shangri-la shangri-la
you best believe i'm in love l u v
everything i know has changed

i think i fell in love last night
i think i'll make the same mistake twice
got my tree stump to sit upon
jimmy crack corn and i don't care at all
no not at all no i don't care
my master's gone away