Food and milk for our babies

Neteja

I ha arribat l’hora en què la destral petita comença a talar l’arbre gran, amics. ¿Podem o no podem? Si Pablo Iglesias fos un veritable revolucionari, en comptes de tancar els mítings amb velles cançons de Lluís Llach hauria de posar a tot volum el nou disc de Sanjays: “Food and milk for our babies” .

En realitat, a la banda li venia de gust continuar de festa, però ha arribat l’hora de lluitar. Com als durs anys que van seguir el crack del 29, com els miners a la Britània de Thatcher. Com després de l’estafa neolliberal que estem patint ara mateix. Aquest és el disc guerriller de Sanjays, igual de trepidant que sempre, sí, però que aquesta vegada convida a posar-se dempeus no només per ballar. Seguint l’estela de bandes com els Housemartins o els Smiths, Sanjays abracen el missatge polític sense deixar de banda la màgia d’un single encomanadís.

Perquè amb el seu tercer disc, Sanjays han aconseguit una poderosa definició del seu so, que es mira sense contemplacions al mirall de l’escena pop internacional. En un viatge d’anada i tornada aclaparador des del pop ballable dels nostres dies fins la new wave dels primers 80, l’indie dels 90 o fins i tot els ecos de guitarres dels 60, Sanjays aconsegueixen sublimar múltiples referents (d’LCD Soundsystem a Pavement, de !!! a The B-52’s, de Los Campesinos a MGMT) per dur-los al seu propi terreny i obtenir un so fresc, addictiu i amb personalitat, on els sintetitzadors i guitarres juguen amb una secció rítmica plena de groove, sobre els quals es recolzen els jocs de veus masculines i femenines, marca de la casa. El resultat és un apassionat compendi d’instantànies sòniques, disposades a incendiar festivals, clubs i sales de concerts.

“Food and milk for our babies” s’obre ja amb una declaració de principis (“In war against power”) per abraçar a continuació altres denúncies de diferent índole social (“Cardenalis intraanalis”, el títol no deixa marge per a dubtes). Encara que és al primer single “Race for peace” on missatge i gran hit arriben a la màxima simbiosi. El disc amaga també potents temes de pop urgent (“The last summer”, “Lessons” o les imparables “Fenilefrine” i “God does not exist”) al costat de mitjos temps igualment addictius (sensuals a “Save your game”, hipnòtics a “Keep warning”). En definitiva, un treball poderós i madur d’una banda que es troba al seu millor moment.

Recorded at Music Lan Recording Studios, SoundClub Studio, Paracetamol Studios AND Boqueria Studios between November 2013 and August 2014.
Mixed and produced by Jaume Pla.
Mastered by Yves Roussel.

Performed by Demmy Sober, Adrià Cortadellas, Adrià Vergés, Natán Arbó, Oscar Martorell and Pau Giralt.

with a little help from Xarim Aresté (lead guitar at ‘Cardenalis Intraanalis’), Aleix Bou (Drums at ‘Race For Peace’
and ‘Strange Root Again’) and Jaume Pla (backing vocals)

Alls songs written by Sanjays

Design by Ramon Ponsatí
Original Cover Picture by Dick Williams (Public Domain / Northwestern
University Library, Washington, D.C., USA)

Thanks to Jaume Pla, Aleix Bou, Genís Bou, Xarim Aresté, Marta Mei, Jose Luis Molero, Lluís Costa, Miquel Matas, Jordi Bosch, Guillermo Martorell, Nil Bribian, Malcus Codolà, Marc Cuscó, Gemma Masó, família Cortadellas, família Bou, Germans Llos, Rosario Casanovas, àvia Neus, Bankrobber, Ratatech, Indivendres, Bar La Paz, El Iaio and Beuda Calling.

www.sanjays.net

Gràcies a en Jaume Pla, a en Jordi Mora, a en Joan Trayter, a en Miquel Matas, a en David Cabello, a en Jordi Bosch, a en Xarim Aresté, a en Jordi Brugués, a en José Luis Molero, a la Claudia Martín, a l’Artur Tort, a en Zoel Codolà, a en Jordi Hidalgo, a l’àvia Neus, als germans Bou, als germans Llos, a les famílies, a Bankrobber, a la classe de 4t del CEIP El Rodonell, a Ratatech, a Jean Club Gol d’Art, a Music Lan, a Macrobukkake i a tota la fauna.

Dedicat a tots els inconscients que en algun moment han pres caramels empírics indeguts.

BR072 / 2015

  • In war against power

    have you thought 'bout giving up love?
    'cause its all under control
    they've been crafting their rules its a game,
    designed for us to loose

    we're being chased by banks its the law
    in what world did we agree?
    Power is pushing us passed the line
    the line's name is dignity

    keep fighting this lie! Don't you bow!

    i want your chins up now its not lost
    violence is what they choose
    have you thought they may think we're asleep
    well, we're not, we don't forgive

    keep fighting this lie! Don't you bow!

    have you thought 'bout giving up now?
    Its not worth! its not worth!
    its not worth! its not worth!
    We'll fight go!

  • Race for peace

    Chase them, face them, no fear, now hear what’s the sound of bullets
    better fight BANKS, no more TANKS, blood no money
    they've got the power to infect our souls victory shall be now.
    Hours left till the fall of humanity, lets dignify not classify
    no more spies or lies gotta fight them all with no control
    eternal submission that's the way, their vision, better think before bowing... now

    Baby what you wanna do tonight?
    We don’t have another day of pride.
    Do you want a shotgun or do you want truth,
    You’re just another bullet losing your youth.

    wreckless, useless, confuse us...
    control us

    some war, designed 'cause today its done their way
    we've tried to face it, but we're not enough in this race for peace,
    we should now resist, come, lets fight them… go!

    Baby what you wanna do tonight?
    We don’t have another day of pride.
    Do you want a shotgun or do you want truth,
    You’re just another bullet losing your youth.

    Aha, keep it up, mmm
    Chase them and face them,
    no fear now, just ace ‘em.
    If you think that you can do it,
    all I know is they will fall
    What you don’t know is that power is power,
    but all our desire’s what’s got us in control.
    ‘Cause they are the blind ones,
    and we’re who can see.
    They will just die,
    trying to fight, not succeed.

    Baby what you wanna do tonight?
    We don’t have another day of pride.
    Do you want a shotgun or do you want truth,
    You’re just another bullet losing your youth.

  • The last summer

    Helps not to see what's coming at us
    its coward to think we're still lovers
    everytime this place reminds me that you won't be here anymore

    Was your call to sign this departure
    clearly not worried 'bout our story
    will be here... till you go away from me.

    Since you're gone we're both playing liars
    still share the sea but you won't come by
    you may regret not staying with my eyes.

    I said let go,
    We’re holding on to stories that we’ve read before.
    I said let go, whoa whoa.
    Won’t you let go?

    We’ve already expected what’s about to come,
    but hey… won’t you stay… the night?
    Even if we're far i still love you

    you've been my all and you will be Marion
    i'm not giving up, your my muse
    well, you're my love.

    Some stories never surrender
    this is our case its been a few years now
    you make my life a place to enjoy...
    I said let go,

    We’re holding on to stories that we’ve read before.
    I said let go, whoa whoa.
    Won’t you let go?

    We’ve already expected what’s about to come,
    but hey… won’t you stay… the night?

  • Cardenalis intraanalis

    Access the future, we're not sold anymore!
    (we are not sold no more)
    And now we ask them: “quit your greed, once for all”!
    (quit your greed right now)

    Well they're not quitting don't you know
    Swear i will kill them, let me go
    Fed up feeding popes... you should know!

    Jesus knows what we're on (and its clearly not on faith)
    coke is here to kill devotes (this is religion now)
    you don't know when you don't find the shinny light of the tunnel
    you won't fight alone.

  • Keep warning

    There’s a Little kind of story going on in my head,
    a loop of naked pictures of you sleeping in my bed.
    You may think I’m going crazy since it’s been too long,
    You were the only one, baby, who could do me wrong,
    right, wrong, wrong.

    Keep warning,
    ‘cause I can’t see the signs.
    Keep warning,
    Will you stay tonight?
    Keep warning,
    ‘cause I am losing it.

    Lie to me, honey.
    Lie to me, honey, tonight.

    Don’t want to be alone

    Keep warning
    But it feels so right
    Keep warning
    Don’t want to be alone

  • God does not exist

    About to choke,
    Well take it a bit easier
    Trouble aligns, problems come all together
    You better pay,
    You better play their games or
    Pray !pray ! pray ! ..
    I wanna know why is it so hard now
    I better know if its like this for everyone!
    There’s not a light, nothing that guides me
    Out!

    (Don’t you bow, not this time no!)

    The world’s
    about,
    To crack,
    Its not.. FAR AWAY
    Someone
    Should stop,
    The feet
    Of this
    Human beings!
    I know
    They think
    It's fun
    To kill
    All our dreams!

    Go! let’s chase them until they’ve been punished!

    Is jesus in the sky?
    You wanted love but itson
    Moses in the sky?
    He’ll open nothing but your wound

  • Lessons

    This whole Desire out of a son
    He’s paying years of troubled lessons
    This whole Desire out of a son
    He’s paying years of troubled lessons

    Well now, both of his parents!
    They don’t wanna talk
    Course he needs to give all his love!

    Well now both of his parents
    They’re out of control
    now he needs to give all his love!

    A corpse burns slowly
    When life hasn’t been a place to enjoy..
    Girl it all runs slowly
    When life hasn’t been a place to enjoy….

    This whole Desire out of a son
    He’s paying years of troubled lessons
    Now all of his problems out of a son
    He’s paying years of troubled lessons!

    Well now, both of his parents!
    They don’t wanna talk
    Course he needs to give all his love!

    And now, both of his parents!
    They don’t wanna talk
    Now he needs to give all his love!

    A corpse burns slowly
    When life hasn’t been a place to enjoy..
    Girl it all runs slowly
    When life hasn’t been a place to enjoy….

    We run from death but it’s catching us…
    keeps catching us

  • Fenilefrine

    When did you end it felt like jaws
    I’m integrated, i’m in so….
    (you will never come back, not tomorrow)

    Heart means nothing to them all,
    I’m just a number, they thought that
    (you will never come back, not tomorrow)

    You won
    It’s been a sad one
    Oh hard not to fake one (i’ll never!)
    (you will never come back, not tomorrow)

    New born, you’ll never get one
    unless you steal some
    you wanted
    (you will never come back, not tomorrow)

    “you’ll never crawl..”
    Let’s crawl for tomorrow
    you’ve never cried
    i’ll leave you tonight
    and it’s leather if that’s what you want

    Clue how we ended up like this?
    This is a slaughter…
    We kill each other for some food,
    We should have stopped it,
    we should have stopped while we could (and)

    You won
    Its been a sad one
    Oh Hard not to fake one (i’ll never!!!)

    New born, you’ll never get one
    unless we want one
    you wanted

    “you’ll never crawl..”
    Let’s crawl for tomorrow
    you’ve never cried
    i’ll leave you tonight
    and it’s leather if that’s what you want

    You wanted leather, never forget
    you want a leather body
    X! X! X! X!

  • Save your game

    I got a feeling that you’ll take me to wherever you want
    I got a feeling that you’ll take me to wherever you want
    I can’t keep dealing with no notice of a breaking point
    I got a feeling you can take me whenever that you want

    But will you remember?
    Will you remember?

    I got a feeling that you’ll take me to wherever you want
    I got a feeling that you’ll take me to wherever you want
    I’m done with all the pressure oh you’refeeding me right,
    I’m not an expectation you can change through the night,

    If you got something to say, you better put up a fight
    ‘cause I’m not you
    and I’m not you.

    Save your game,
    tonight, tonight

    Baby take all your clothes off,
    If you don’t know that I’m yours.
    Then you can take all of your shit,
    If you don’t know that I’m yours.

    ‘Cause I can be a failure, baby,
    but I don’t need savin’.
    Test me, baby.
    Then you’ll know that I, you’ll know that I…

    I’m done with all th epressure oh you’refeeding me right,
    I’m not an expectation you can change through the night,
    If you got something to say, you better put up a fight
    ‘cause I’m not you
    and I’m not you.

    Save your game,
    tonight, tonight

  • Strange root again

    Strange root, nowhere in the place
    strange fruit, once she sang
    that was when I grew up
    my father used to show me how

    make it, do it , mistakes may happen
    so make this happen to me
    don’t know if that juice is mine
    you’ve seen this before… yeah!

    June arrived and take a dive in my life
    leave your bath of leaves , come on
    remember the place to fight
    it’s not what you’re used to
    he’s not even there for us

    He is never there for us

    June just comes, hair she combs
    while I watch her, while I stare
    June is here to go away,
    you’ll see this is worth nothing

    grass higher, stop, watch
    make love here lets lie to each other
    June is not here to stay so
    be aware, leaves may appear.

    June arrived and take a dive
    take a dive in my life
    leave your bath of leaves, come on
    remember the place to fight
    it’s not what you’re used to
    he’s not even there for us

    He is never there for us