Melodius Acensxion Befvore the Fall to Dead

by the Mighty JSE

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Delayed for nearly a decade, this is the sophomore LP by the JSE

After Mike Finnerty's departure from the band in 2007, the JSE (with Patric Valentine, Natalia McCarty and Alex "Nappy" Gonzalez) attempted to re-record certain songs and tried to recapture that early 00's atmosphere & nostalgia with little success.

As a result, two EPs of alternate versions were created (Co-Produced by Alexander Perez @ Brokenland Studios) and the JSE went back to the studio with the daunting task to rework and overdub on the basic tracks and scratch takes they had collected home-recording demos for this album from as far back as 2004.


released June 5, 2012

the JSE are:
Mike Finnerty
Wheelbarrow Tinderbox
Jay Sharp
Smokin' Joe Haines
Alex 'Nappy' Gonzalez
Martin Luque

& of course, myself,
-Poindexter 5.27.12

Extra engineering and technical input by Jared Sochinsky and Shane O'Connor who graciously donated their time.

All songs written by J. Sharp except for 3, 4 and 9 by N. McCarty/ J.Sharp
Recorded by Poindexter in bedrooms and basements in
Dyker Heights, Park Slope, Bed Stuy and Astoria, NY

Mastered by Sandor Gavin at Skip Stop Studios, Brooklyn
except 1,2,6,7 & 12 by Severin Jousset at the Cell Mastering Studios, Paris, France

Album Cover / Pochoir by Foster J. Newkirk

All Songs Courtesy of the JSE (BMI)
c 2012



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Track Name: Afterall
My little sister of mercy came to me in a dream
My little sister of mercy came to me in a dream

Nobody ever felt the same
Nobody ever looked the same
After all
all the games
nobody ever
is the same
Track Name: Delores
...always the same as the child she bore
I don't believe in you anymore
in you anymore
Track Name: the Stupid Me
sure, my love is platonic
can't you see?
you never loved me
you never will

why do i always do this to myself?
the stupid me
Track Name: Pay No Attention
Pay no mind to the tear in her eye /
you never cared about it when you told her those lies...

It's not worth losing any of your precious sleep
she'll never know about the secrets you keep
Track Name: A Song for Hope
So I may rest my little head / gently down/ Down into my bed
I could tell by the look in your eyes
I could I could see it now
whatever happened to...
Track Name: 24 Years (the Same Song)
I've been singing the same words to the same fucking song...
Track Name: Calla
it's like you don't remember 1983 / She sang to me : I can't come around if you won't come for me / I can't be here too long, in a place so wrong.
Track Name: Better Than Sex
I've been up late, not sleeping; watching late-night infomercial television / Exercise machines, computers, creams, schemes and hair removal systems.

there are some things better than sex and if there are I haven't found them yet
Track Name: Faerie Pet (Version Electrique)
I will sit and wait for you my faerie pet, any time of day you call / I will be by your side when you fall
Track Name: the People on My Block (Cancer Song)
I'm losing all my hair / it's falling from my head / and every day is a struggle to cope with/ what my dr said

say hello to neighbors that God probably forgot.
i'm stronger
i'm stronger
i'm stronger
Track Name: Sad Tomato
say you

seem like

forever's just a cloud in the sky

and I'll be there too

you can't deny

cheer up sad one

life's what you miss

when you're having fun



Track Name: Somewhere People (Young Neil)
Somewhere People live their lives; They'll tell you so / Somewhere People never even know