Love Destroyer

by Oak and Gorski

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"This L.A.-based duo calls their music "cello rock," but Rasputina they ain't - their folksy, harmony-laced songs more closely resemble the radio-friendly soft rock of the Fray or the emotive "newgrass" of the Avett Brothers."
METROMIX

"Love Destroyer is just the thing for a quiet day in December. The lovely pop-rock melodies have a hushed quality and a lucid stillness that imparts wintry calm."
MTV IGGY

"Oak and Gorski have taken cello rock to an entirely different level, blending the classical melancholy of the cello with the soulful strings of the guitar to produce music that is simultaneously haunting and catchy."
THE AMHERST STUDENT

"As listeners you will feel every gorgeous cello note created, wrapping itself around the warmth of Ken Oaks vocals, combining to make "If I Could Tell You" absolutely distinct and uplifting. The track comes from Oak & Gorski's upcoming fourth studio album Love, Destroyer."
INDIE ROCK REVIEWS

"The best band you've never heard of. Love Destroyer's melodic harmonies and scriptive lyrics allow you to transpire to another world. Let's hope this is the year of the cello."
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"The album really depicts the ups and downs of life, and how everything balances out to be beautiful."
THE DELI MAGAZINE

"A record of genius."
ENOCH MAGAZINE

"Love Destroyer is a very good album...the music takes hold of you"
THE CELEBRITY CAFE

"Love Destroyer shows originality while showcasing the duo's talent and promises that although the duo are already on their fouth album, Oak & Gorski are just getting started."
ADDICTED TO SHOWS

"Oak & Gorski have the catchy pop/rock acoustics mixed with the quick strokes of a bow and the soft lyrical vocals that will bring them to the top in 2011."
POPTIMES MAGAZINE

"Oak & Gorski's harmonies and songwriting will take you into the soothing world they have created for you. With inspiration from Ryan Adams, Depeche Mode and the Indigo Girls you can feel their diverse musical backgrounds come together, creating something completely incomparable."
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released December 14, 2010

All songs written by: Ken Oak & Ed Gorski

Produced by: Brandon Epps & Sam Martin
Engineered by: Brandon Epps & Sam Martin
Mixed by: Brandon Epps
Mastered by: Brandon Epps

Players:
Ken Oak: Vocals, Cello, Acoustic Guitar
Ed Gorski: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jeremy Lutito: Drums and Percussion
Winston Harrison: Bass
Brady Beard: Piano, Keyboard, and Wurlitzer
Brandon Epps: Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Sam Martin: B3 on "Love Destroyer"

Recorded at: Treasure Isle, Nashville, TN, July 2010

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Track Name: If I Could Tell You
Hey girl, what d'you know about me?
Do you know what you are missing?
Dress me up in a suit and tie
And I'm sure that you would listen
But I won't change a thing about me
Now that I know all your intentions

If I could tell you just one thing
Then I'd remind you you're just like me

Hey girl, what'd you hear about me?
And how bad did you want to believe it?
And in spite of all your better judgment
You couldn't help but add fuel to feed it
And now that this silence consumes us
It feels as though we've been beaten

If I could tell you just one thing
Then I'd remind you you're just like me
Our fates are sealed unremarkably
But time will heal what's wrong with me

You'll coming running back
We'll repeat the past
Hopefully this time around
It's better than the last

Hey girl, what d'you know about me?
Do you know what you are missing?
Dress me up in a suit and tie
And I'm sure that you would listen

If I could tell you just one thing
Then I'd remind you you're just like me
Our fates are sealed unremarkably
But time will heal what's wrong with me

You'll coming running back
We'll repeat the past
Hopefully this time around
It's better than the last

When we come running back
Will I repeat the past?
Hopefully this time around
I won't even have to ask
Track Name: Mountains
When the fog lifted off
I saw the rolling hills up ahead
Sloping gently down down
To Hangman's Hollow

All the while in the distance I could hear
Beartooth Mountain and the song that it sang
So alluring sent chills up my spine
In Hangman's Hollow

Beat up old barns and broken down cars
Creeks with flat tires and mountains inspire

Here we are
Underneath the blue sky
Come so far
I can see our old life
Fine by me
I'm content to be here
Til the sun fades into the twilight

I lit my last cigarette
Sent some clouds off to its peak
The snow felt so cold in the air
Above Hangman's Hollow

Beat up old barns and broken down cars
Creeks with flat tires and mountains inspire

Here we are
Underneath the blue sky
Come so far
I can see our old life
Fine by me
I'm content to be here
Til the sun fades into the twilight
Track Name: New York
City you move me
As I watch from my window
All your colors run through me
As the cabs roam the streets below
City you feel alive
As we ride on the train
Take me anywhere, anywhere, anywhere
I’ll be the blood in your veins
And I thought that you should know

A love like this
Is sure to endure
I’ll come back in time
New York City I’m yours
Safe in your arms
You’ve kept me in line
No cause for alarm
New York City you’re mine

City you soothe me
From my chair on the roof
All your sounds like a lullabye sweet lullabye
Let my dreams be the proof
City you’ve seen enough
To fill your own library up
With all the stories you’ve written just listen
You’ve taught and you’ve learned
And i thought that you should know

A love like this
Is sure to endure
I’ll come back in time
New York City I’m yours
Safe in your arms
You’ve kept me in line
No cause for alarm
New York City you’re mine

I’d sell my California dream
For half what it’s worth just to get back to you
And to feel anything real
To see the people I love and remember to breathe
Track Name: Love Destroyer
Breathe in the night air
Feel alive there's so much out there
Forget this nightmare
It won't be hard to make me disappear

I'm a love, love, love destroyer
I'm a love, love, love destroyer
There's got to be somebody better for ya
Cause I'm a love, love, love destroyer

Never call when I say I will
Probably drinking or looking for a cheap thrill
Keep you hanging with these kind words
Then cut you loose you girls will never learn

I'm a love, love, love destroyer
I'm a love, love, love destroyer
There's got to be somebody better for ya
Cause I'm a love, love, love destroyer

I can see the smoke
From the burning in the hills
There's a couple fires
I've lit myself to contend with

Always leave by the cover of night
Would you believe it's a shameless delight

I'm a love, love, love destroyer
I'm a love, love, love destroyer
There's got to be somebody better for ya
Cause I'm a love, love, love destroyer
I'm a love, love, love destroyer
Track Name: Burn the Bridge
You've painted me in such a favorable light
Hard to recognize, my face has lost the fight
Fresh on the heels of a song in the night
As your voice resolves, easing my mind
This time around I won't burn the bridge to stay warm

So in a departure from norms I'll mean what I say
When we weather those storms we'll still be ok
Given the climate and the time that it takes
This time around I won't burn the bridge to stay warm

Easy conversation, the words are never out of place
Transcending all the miles that separate the two of us
This time around I won't burn the bridge to stay warm

So in a departure from norms I'll mean what I say
When we weather those storms we'll still be ok
Given the climate and the time that it takes
This time around I won't burn the bridge to stay warm

All the things I could say to you
Have been said before me
Much more cleverly