Sweet and Cynical

by caramel snow

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"There’s a good mix of post-punk/new-wave that runs through the music…a bit of 80’s electricity in the vibe…combined with a whole shit-ton of ingenuity, ideas and instrumentation!" - Sleepingbagstudios.

"... instills his music with enough signature traits to separate himself from likeminded revivalists, things like his strong vocal melodies and blazing guitar solos are enough to do the trick. A singular mind in today’s alternative pop-rock landscape." - Tuneload.


released December 2, 2016

Music, lyrics, performance: MVFarley.
Photo by kind permission of Miss Cassidy.



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caramel snow Delmar, New York

Caramel Snow is on Jigsaw, Shiny Happy Records, Magic Rub Cassettes, as well iTunes, etc. Influences range from early Bowie, Beatles (*MMTour), Pet Sounds, Roxy, él Records, My Bloody Valentine, and Sarah Records. He has performed at the Nebraska Pop Fest ... more

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Track Name: Sweet and Cynical

Sweet and cynical
Nightmare and miracle
Heartbreak and mythical
Concrete and whimsical

Icy, wet
Freezing sweat
What can I get
When you’re my pet?

After the curtain call
I thought I’d seen it all
But there was one more trick
At the end of her fingertips

The girl lies down in the pouring rain
She feels no pain
She hears the sweet refrain
From inside the bedroom she
Jumps through the window it
stings like icicles it’s
Almost mystical she’s
Caught by tentacles she’s
In a spectacle of strange

And at the curtain call
Flowers fill the hall
Now I’ve seen everything
I still need one more fling

Sweet and cynical
Cold and clinical
Barely visible
Mostly miserable

Open book
Have a look
I take a stand
She slaps my hand
Track Name: A Cold Dark Autumn

The leaves are turning crisp and yellow
And it’s still summer
Leading me in anticipation of
A cold dark autumn

Arms are heavy breath is slow
I’m so tired
This is what I was afraid to know
A cold dark autumn

The stars reflected in the mirrored lake
Long past midnight
I pray to someone my soul to take
This cold dark autumn

Have no fear for what’s in store
You always wondered
This is what you’ve been waiting for
A cold dark autumn