All the Same

by Max and the Martians

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1.
All the Same 02:48
All the people running to the burning building All they needed was a picture, interesting hue I’ll just wait here in this burning building Wait for lovers that don’t come round here no more It’s all the same to me and you It’s all the same That gets in the way of our love In all my dreams I’m at the water with her Taste my lovers that I don’t see anymore I’ve been living in this burning building Won’t be standing in the morning time It’s all the same to me It’s all the same to you It’s all the same That gets in the way of our love What gets in the way of our love
2.
I’ve been waiting for the summer But the summer came too fast A never-ending vacation Is gonna make this feeling last I don’t want to Won’t try to Drag you along I’m gonna get right out of town Find a little cabin Call it a home Love on vacation
3.
Lust will linger, for a while For worse or better, it never dies All I ask for is sweet goodbyes I could spend more time with you I can close my eyes with you I know that this ain’t wrong Love is tender, but it survives For worse or better, it never dies All I ask for is sweet goodbyes I could spend more time with you I can close my eyes with you I’m at the end of the line again I know that this ain’t wrong
4.
I’ll be a flash of light For your weathered mind If you hold on Though the stories that you told And places that you hold dear Are moving on I’ll remember I will tell them everything Now, you may not know my face I picture every place you may have gone I’ll remember I will tell them everything
5.
Milky Way 02:44
Gonna find the abyss Gonna try to lose my mind Gonna swim for miles till I can’t go on I look up at the sky It don’t seem all that high I can’t be in reality I locked the front door I swallowed the key I threw my loose change in the microwave I look up at the stars They don’t seem all that far One more day in the milky way Gonna lose my mind Before it runs away Oh I I don’t know Why I can barely see You take me there But you don’t really care Baby I’m not well Baby I’m not well I can’t be in reality I look up at the stars They don’t seem all that far One more day in the milky way Gonna lose my mind Before it runs away
6.
Little Dog 02:20
You always keep me on my toes It takes me much more than I know And when I try to trade A level-headed heart for the pain It’s all the same My little dog he likes to fight But he will love you every night And he’s not mean He just sees clearly there’s some things that should not be And I do agree I see the faces on the scene Try to pretend it’s all a dream Imagination only goes so far before you know It’s all a show You can hide away Where will you stay? It’s all the same
7.
When she walked away She didn’t stop to look behind All that’s on her mind Was stuck inside When she walked away She didn’t see me start to cry She didn’t look my way Or say goodbye Please remember Please remember Please remember me
8.
Death Dance 02:43
This won’t really stay In time it fades away I belonged to you Now I long for you Nothing belongs anymore Time will still go on It passes through your songs You say you got no cares Your lust is your despair Empty hands and a frozen heart At the center of the death dance Sits the pictures in my mind I can’t hear a word they’re saying They’re just passing me by
9.
I don’t feel the fear no more I don’t cry a tear no more I listen, I don’t hear you My eyes don’t see you there But you I understand When I have you in my hand What it means to know I know I’ll see you soon But it might be too late Sit here and count the days Death will play its game That one day, it all changed Everything was rearranged What it means to know How long How long can this go? What it means to know
10.
Feels so uncertain Lay your body on the line Take it with you No one can take you from my mind All that’s learned is remembered The sand and stone The ocean’s throes Take me

about

Perpetual Doom is proud to present the second full-length album from Max and the Martians: All the Same. Masterminded by songwriter Max Bien-Kahn, Max and the Martians features a cast of all-star musicians spun from the restless world of New Orleans nightlife. Their self-titled debut appeared in 2016, the Curtains EP and Please Hold On 7" in 2019, and Stay at Home Demos in 2020. All the Same follows those projects up with a statement, sharpening the Martians' wounded country sound into resolute, danceable rock and roll.

That statement arrives under punch-drunk keys and relentlessly staccato snare. Max opens the record with an unlikely invitation: “I’ll just wait in this burning building,” he sings as the track builds, “It’s all the same to me and you.” Care to join him?
All the Same is a record for dancing while the building burns—it’s the sound of freedom mingling with unease. “I’ve been waiting for the summer, but the summer came too fast” quips the rowdy “Love on Vacation.”
These tracks confront heartbreak, grief, and that creeping sense of unease at summer’s end. But if these are sad songs, Max and the Martians do not believe sad songs need make you cry. Max insists that even the saddest songs can make you want to dance and even laugh a little.
Assisted by engineer Ross Farbe of the band Video Age, Max crafts arrangements that can fan that blazing building into a fury (“Milky Way,” “Please Remember”) or bring it to soft glow (“Lust Will Linger,” “Lay Your Body”). The house lights come down on lead single, “Please Hold On,” (engineered by Duff Thompson and Bill Howard at Mashed Potato Records) where the band revives a country swing: “I’ll be a flash of light for your weathered mind, if you hold on.”

It is a promise that speaks for the entire record, which brings together talent from across New Orleans. In the collaborative tradition of that city, the album features contributions from musicians who are also songwriters and bandleaders (Duff Thompson, Esther Rose, Ross Farbe, Shaye Cohn, Ray Micarelli, Jordan Odom, Gina Leslie, Chris Booth, Sabine McCalla, Camille Weatherford, Carver Baronda, Eli Siverman, Defne Incirlioglu).
Backed by this enormous supporting cast, All the Same is Max and the Martians reaching new heights.

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released March 12, 2021

Cover photo by Akasha Rabut
Layout by Lindsay Tomlinson

Mastered by Carl Saff
Vinyl pressed by Softwax

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Max and the Martians New Orleans, Louisiana

The songwriting project of New Orleans musician Max Bien Kahn. Danceable, feel-good, country-garage meets writing with personality. Songs that seamlessly blend '60s rock ‘n' roll-influenced sounds with strong pop melodies, tied together with the frank, bittersweet wit and wisdom of country storytelling. ... more

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