Fact | Fiction

by Plume Varia

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about

Fact | Fiction is the debut album from Plume Varia, the Denver based Lush Pop duo consisting of husband and wife, Shon and Cherie Cobbs, and produced by David J Haskins (of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets).

Fact | Fiction was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo TX in March of 2016. This album was produced by and features David J Haskins of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets, with a special appearance by Josh Freese (of Nine Inch Nails, Devo, The Vandals, The Replacements...) on "Nightfall"

With influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac, to Bauhaus, to Beach House, Plume Varia has drawn comparisons to The XX, Lana Del Ray, Wye Oak, Beach House, Mazzy Star, and Portishead. Their songs are balanced compositions of thoughtful lyricism, lilting melody and dark, brooding production.

Fact | Fiction is a concept album that explores the lines between fantasy and reality. Side A was inspired by true events, locations, and people while side B draws inspiration from works of fiction. The record explores themes of love, loss, life, death, and how the lines between truth and lies, fact and fiction are so often blurred and fleeting.
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released July 7, 2017

All Songs Written by Plume Varia
Lyrics by Cherie Rae Cobbs
Produced by David J Haskins
Recorded and Mixed by Pablo "Blitz" Nelken
Mastered by Marco A. Rameriz

Intro:
Spoken word written by Shon Cobbs and performed by David J Haskins
Guitar - Shon Cobbs
Sampling - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs

Murder Valley:
Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Backing Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs and David J Haskins
Piano - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs
Bass - David J Haskins
Sampling - David J Haskins
Lap Steel - Shon Cobbs
Synth - Cherie and Shon Cobbs
Bells - David J Haskins

Silver Fox:
Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Backing Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Piano - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs
Bass - Shon Cobbs
Synth - David J Haskins

Fort Bliss:
Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Backing Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Piano - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs
Bass - Shon Cobbs

I'm Lost:
Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Backing Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Piano - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs
Guitar - Shon Cobbs
Synth - Shon Cobbs
Synth Bass - Shon Cobbs
Bass Guitar - David J Haskins
Drums - Diego López de Arcaute

At Sea:
Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Backing Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs
Bass - Shon Cobbs

Nightfall:
Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Backing Vocals - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Piano - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs
Guitar - Shon Cobbs
Sampling - Cherie Rae Cobbs
Synth - Shon Cobbs
Synth Bass - Shon Cobbs
Drums - Josh Freese

Outro:
Guitar - Shon Cobbs
Beat and Production - Shon Cobbs
Sampling - David J Haskins
Piano - Cherie Rae Cobbs

©Plume Varia 2017

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Plume Varia Denver, Colorado

Plume Varia's music is the balance of lonesome lilting melody and the promise of assured forward motion. Cherie's alluring and imaginative songwriting married with Shon's pull to darker, brooding production creates a dense, refined and consuming sound.

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Track Name: Intro
Fact, Fiction
Truth, Lies
Perception creates the line
uneven, blurred and bruised
the line where life resides
The Mask we bare
reality to the masses
fantasy to the self
Dreams,
a collection of lies unconscious
become truth when spoken
Friendly faces of a tradesman on-call
become those of the Piano Man waiting
waiting for the kill
Life is truth,
composed of lies.
Life is the fact,
that inspires the fiction.
Track Name: Murder Valley
Graven lover
Fatherless women fall
Like no other
You will do what you’re told
Waking up a fool’s errand
Mountains of resistance
Choking on earth and dust
Blood that seems spilled to rust
We won’t let go
From our halls, our home
We won’t let go
Lights burn ghost towns
Vigilante savior who
Comes to rest in this place too
Numb to bodies in the wake
Show you give what you can take
We won’t let go
From our halls, our home
We won’t let go
The lights burn ghost towns
And one more salvager sent to save us
We are so close but I can’t reach home
Track Name: Silver Fox
Take a minute before you speak
I want to sort this out
Last I heard you fell for her
You’re not proud
You the one they all adore
I’m not immune
Trials are dire charlatan
Charisma the fool
It always ends like this
It always ends like this
Who can say
Who can say
I’m in love without an end
When disavowed by you
Lead them all to civil states
Imprison hearts as food
It always ends like this
It always ends like this
You know I know
You know I know
We should let go
Our fault
I saw
Who’s left to say
You know I know
You’re not asking at all
You know I know
Who’s left to say
Track Name: Fort Bliss
I’m bleeding on the road
Near the valley of fire
Outside of Fort Bliss nowhere
We talked of a killer
Through kindling on the pyre
Came upon them white in the sun
I want it all
I wait for none
If you believe
Then we have won
It’s not for nothing
I’d take you with me
This is the long road
Savor the quiet
You’ll never know me
I’ll keep it contained
I’m ready for me
You will control me (take it over)
Stay on your side
My arms on mine
We draw it back
And I’ll take more in-kind
Please keep your tyrants away
Keep your cautions
I’ll drink my fear
I want it all
I wait for none
Do you believe
We have won
I want it all
I wait for none
If you believe
We have won
Track Name: I'm Lost
Why you’ve changed this all before
Now you dare come round for more
Do you tire of what you won
How the spell has come undone
I’m lost
I’m lost
Emotion overtake you in
Now you’re starting up again
I don’t favor any part
In fact you make me sick and hard
I’m lost
I’m lost
I’m lost
I’m lost
You are so close I almost felt your touch
I’m lost (repeat)
Track Name: At Sea
You’re standing there
Refuse to see
I’ll light the way
To what is free
Slight girl is all
Such majesty
Comes back to pull
A victory
If you are afraid
You can lean on me
I’ve known the way
The solemn tears
We’ll call it down
They will not see
I’ll take the line of
A man at sea
What is this
Did you say
What you want
Stay the same
I’ve said nothing
You’ll take care of me
The way you do
The way you do
Track Name: Nightfall
I came home late
And I stood on our doorstep
And you said
All I never thought I’d want to hear
I let your wave wash over
When the tide is out
Here I am
All you never meant to hurt
Now what I don’t know
What I don’t know
Only what you want
What you said
It’s how I’m made
Here we fall
How we’ll take
Ancient lies
Come to sing
Every word
What we break
Here’s your ending
A long night
Here’s your ending
At long last
As I made fact
All safe
I’m home now
Alone now
You don’t know
This heart meltdown
You say I don’t let go
Say I don’t take all
Won’t you say
Wonders are graceful
Nightfall, nightfall
Nightfall, nightfall
I don’t need (what you can’t give me)
When you take a breath
Of her hair tonight
Will you sell all your endless long lies
the endless tide
In this your time
In this, the light
In this, the light
We’re fine