Engineer Man (Single)

by the Young Sinclairs

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"Pristine, pulsing guitar hooks and clean, wispy vocals fill these grooves, together giving off a sunny, jangly flare through both sides of the 7″. “Engineer Man” comes centered around a splitting guitar solo, punching on through with spring-loaded guitar twangs and rolling drums. B-side track “Problems” guides us with plucked guitars, sounding almost harp-like against fluttering vocals and cooing backdrops. It’s strengthened by wonky bass lines and a glinting tambourine shimmer, sealing up this breezy folk-pop nugget with all the crucial details." -The Styrofoam Drone

"Full of harmonies and guitars that jangle exactly the way you want them to, you could close your eyes and swear you were in 1967. ‘Engineer Man’ is a top track - pure power-pop. It drives beautifully, the drums hammered to perfection all the way through behind the melody that you come to expect from The Young Sinclairs when familiarised with the rest of their work.
‘Problems’ is equally impressive. Softer and more melodic, the vocals float on top of a jangled arrangement of guitars that hit that wondrous spot inside we all want touched when we lend our ears to a band."
-The Roomshaker

"These are prime jangle-pop cuts that stand up to some of the best that 1967 had to throw at us. The sound is part Byrds, part Beatles, part Nuggets compilation and a dose of early The Who for added powerpop force. It's not namby-pamby pop, it's powerpop, and 'Engineer Man' leads the way with delicious harmonies, crisp guitars and octopus-armed drumming; dislike it at your peril, this is timeless stuff. On the flip, 'Problems' delivers another flash of sunkissed psych-pop along similar lines, although toned-down just a touch. It's impossible not to think of The Byrds debut album which was instrumental (no pun intended) in setting the scene for the bands that would follow a couple of years on. The Young Sinclairs have nailed it here."
-The Sound Of Confusion


released June 10, 2013

All Songs written and performed by Samuel Jones Lunsford
Engineered and Mixed by Samuel Jones Lunsford and Joseph Tebbs Lunsford at The Mystic Fortress, Roanoke, VA, Spring 2013



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Track Name: Engineer Man
he's the engineer man he's the leader of the band he does all the work 'round here
he has to be alone no time to be at home there's no people here to fear
engineer man
he stays inside he is barely alive would you believe in him
he can not talk and he trips when he walks and you are inside of him
engineer man
Track Name: Problems
your way of love is shifting now
with head in hand you're thinking about all your problems
a grade above and nothing gained
you take time to let me explain all my problems
how can I be vague?
I'm afraid to say you're on my mind
wish you could have stayed
we can lay all this down
none of these things can stick to me
I look to you like always and see there's no problems
we're not afraid to tell that
helping hands on your head you forget all your problems
how can you be vague?
you're afraid to say I'm on your mind
wish you could have stayed
we can lay all this down
swim across the sea
let the church bells be, we're on our own
that's not for you and me
we don't need to play this down