Three Licks

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Frank Pusateri
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Frank Pusateri CMB is seductive, haunting and oddly futuristic! Imagine if Bowie and Madonna had a three way with Brian Eno, Their love child would be something like Casey here. Sprinkle in a little Gabriel and serve it up until your robot ears fry. Love it! Electronic music needed this girl. Casey is a true synth siren. I'm hooked. Every track is amazing ! Favorite track: I Didn't Know.
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John Raulston Casey's voice is nothing short of angelic. Saw her at the Sinclair opening for Freezepop. I was mystified at the first note. Such a talented artist deserves to be promoted everywhere. 7 dollars is a steal for the musical value of this album. Can't wait to hear more. Favorite track: I Didn't Know.
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Debut release from Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) . A heavily electronic, somewhat experimental project by Casey Desmond.

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released February 2, 2016

all songs written, recorded and produced by Casey Desmond except EV written by Casey Desmond & Casey Grabowski. Michael Butler - keyboards on Under the Chandelier, Eric Schindler - saxaphone on Rubber Jungle. Mastered by Kurt Schneider.

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CMB San Francisco, California

CMB (Cosmic Microwave Background) was born from an improv synth set at a music festival.
CMB’s new EP Three Licks is heavily electronic. 
Unlike her previous projects, it's much more experimental.
This is Casey’s first project that she wrote, produced, and mixed entirely on her own in her own studio.
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Track Name: Relic Radiation
I believe, I believe in what the naked eye won't see
I believe, I believe in what we need machines to percieve
Track Name: Three Licks To The Center Of The Purple Orb
(Love you, I love you)

Our eyes, our tears
The laughs, the fears
Our mouths, our hands
The skin, the years
Our youth, our hearts
Each plays a part
We sound the drums
We all have come

Three licks to the center of the purple orb
In the house of our ancestors
We sit in a circle and we’re reaching towards
Our sisters and our brothers
And we leave
We leave as one

We all must die
Until that time
We feed the fire

Our dreams, our lives
Our lows, our highs
There’s not much time
But we have tonight
We lay our heads
On the river beds
The stars will guide us
When we’re dead

Three licks to the center of the purple orb
In the house of our ancestors
We sit in a circle and we’re reaching towards
Our sisters and our brothers
And we leave
We leave as one
We breathe as one
We see as one
We bleed as one

Three licks to the center of the purple orb
In the house of our ancestors
We sit in a circle and we’re reaching towards
Our sisters and our brothers
And we leave
We leave as one
Track Name: I Didn't Know
You wanna hear
So I’ll speak clear
Oh baby I should’ve kept my mouth shut
Caving in
You always win
Oh baby I choose the words that save me

I’m not your friend
I’m not your foe so
Let it go, let it go
You want the truth
Tell me whats the use
Let it go, let it go

I didn’t know I was capable of telling lies
You didn’t know so it’s justified
I never know how to stop and now I’ve crossed the line
But if I go I’ll be crucified

You wanna blame
Someone to shame
Oh baby I should’ve kept my mouth shut
My honor breaks
Your finger shakes
Oh baby not a soul could ever save me

I’m not your friend
I’m not your foe so
Let it go, let it go
You want the truth
Tell me whats the use
Let it go, let it go

I didn’t know I was capable of telling lies
You didn’t know so it’s justified
I never know how to stop and now I’ve crossed the line
But if I go then I’ll be crucified

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
I didn’t know oh oh oh oh
I didn’t know oh, I didn’t know

Heart attack and then you take it back
You wanna push the words right through me
I know you wanna bruise me, yea
Heart attack and then you take it back
What good did it do me
Cause I know you wanna lose me

I didn’t know I was capable of telling lies
You didn’t know so it’s justified
I never know how to stop and now I’ve crossed the line
But if I go, I’ll be crucified
I didn’t know you would build me up just to hurt my pride
Another choke just to pass the time
I never know if you’re against me or if you’re on my side
And that just leaves me petrified

I didn’t know oh oh oh oh
Petrified
I didn’t know oh oh oh oh
Track Name: Rubber Jungle
Where the brush is never ending
Shelter from the storm
Land is lush and ever mending
So vibrant and so warm
Raining down on all the living
We fear our mother’s scorn
Nature can be unforgiving
So be thankful you were born

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
Tell me can you hear the thunder
Find a tree to settle under
La la la la la la la la, Ah
You can try but you will fumble
Never tempt the rubber jungle

Every animal debating
If you’ll stay alive
Monkeys over head are mating
And you’re learning to survive
Someone watching from the branches
Preying underneath
You won’t get that many chances
When a hunter licks his teeth

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
Tell me can you hear the thunder
Find a tree to settle under
La la la la la la la la, Ah
You can try but you will fumble
Never tempt the rubber jungle

Oh from the start
Man and beast came apart
Oh when they share one heart
All love glows in the dark

Let’s go back to where we came from
I’m dying to connect
Build a forest on a kingdom
A promise we’ll protect
I will go with or without you
The planet will provide
Never turn my back against her
She’s always on my side, c’mon

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
Tell me can you hear the thunder
Find a tree to settle under
La la la la la la la la, Ah
You can try but you will fumble
Never tempt the rubber jungle

Oh from the start
Man and beast came apart
Oh when they share one heart
All love glows in the dark
Oh from the start
Man and beast came apart
Oh when they share one heart
All love glows in the dark

All love glows in the dark
Oh, when they share one heart
All love glows in the dark
Track Name: Fade Into Nothing
This desire to feel love
It’s a dark and driving force
Fills me up with harsh remorse
Leaves me helpless and undone
You are the one, you are there source
And I swear it just gets worse

And you, you are a wall
I’ve built you up above it all
And then I fade into nothing
And now I am small
You’re up too high to hear me call
So I just fade into nothing
And you, you are a wall
I’ve built you up above it all
And now I fade into nothing
And now I am small
You’re up too high to hear me call
So I just fade into nothing

Is it merely selfishness
That breaks me up like this
Truly suckered for a kiss
To be wanted to be held
And as far as I can tell
I surrendered when I fell

And you, you are a wall
I’ve built you up above it all
And then I fade into nothing
And now I am small
You’re up too high to hear me call
So I just fade into nothing
And you, you are a wall
I’ve built you up above it all
And then I fade into nothing
And now I am small
You’re up too high to hear me call
So I just fade into nothing
Track Name: Under The Chandelier
Get into my heart
And into my bed
I know its real
The way it feels
I know I’m not dead
Before there was you
Were oceans of blue
Cant tell where it goes
But all I know
Is I like that it's new

And I, I feel that now l won’t need nobody else
And I, I feel like I should listen to body

Under the chandelier
You whisper in my ear
Wait till the coast is clear
Under the chandelier
Under the chandelier
You hold my body near
Tell me what I want to hear
But I won’t give my heart and soul just to anybody

Take, take me I will not travel
Take, take me I will unravel

And then I knew there were no words
So I kept my mouth quiet, and let you do all the talking

My colors will thrive
I'm taking the dive
A beautiful face
And one lil taste to
Keep me alive
My memories bruised
The moment of truths
Rainbows of black
Keep pulling me back
And closer to you

And I, I feel that now l won’t need nobody else
And I, feel like I should listen to body

Under the chandelier
You whisper in my ear
Wait till the coast is clear
Under the chandelier
Under the chandelier
You hold my body near
Tell me what I want to hear
But I won’t give my heart and soul just to anybody

Take, take me I will not travel
Take, take me I will unravel
Track Name: EV
We were tied the two of us
Driving blindly into dust
There were hands just trying find where they belong
Came together long ago
Ended quickly with a blow
Understand I never meant to do you wrong

We have been hard wired, energy vampires
Electrical love fires, energy vampires
Will suck you dry

There were two of us at first
But our little bubbles burst
Now we’re at each others jugulars at best
When we had ourselves a time
Never left our souls behind
But I guess it’s time to put these dreams to rest

We have been hard wired, energy vampires
Electrical love fires, energy vampires
Will suck you dry

Rain your heart fire down on me
Rain your love fire down on me
Rain your blood fire down on me
Let any pain be cast into the sea

We have been hard wired, energy vampires
Electrical love fires, energy vampires
Will suck you dry