On the Count of Three

by The Poster Boy

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The third LP from Budapest's award-winning power poppers, The Poster Boy.

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released May 23, 2017

The Poster Boy are:
Noel R. Mayer (Guitar, keyboard, ukulele, vocals)
Imre Poniklo (Guitar, bass, vocals)
Zoltán Fehér (Bass)
Michael Zwecker (Drums)

Vocals by Dorina Galambos (Talking to Myself)
Additional keys by Szilárd Balanyi (Birthday)
Additional vocals by Barnabás Pély (Birthday)

Heartache, Smile, Karen, Birthday, Made of Stone recorded at SuperSize Recording Studios

Pedestrian Street, Talking to Myself, Carve recorded at Studio 1.0

Additional recording for Carve by Adam Ilias

All songs mixed & produced by György Ligeti, except Made of Stone mixed by Adam Whittaker

Thanks: Gyuri (for being the best producer ever), Dorika (for the beautiful vocals - told you we could do it!), Barna (for the vocals and brilliant ideas), Sziszi (for the keys and going the extra mile), Adam W. (for working hard to understand what we wanted), Jonathan (for the patience when we had none), Bence (for the best studio setup), Lili (for the beautiful vocals that were eventually cut but we can still hear them), Kuli (for the strings, the synths and the fun times we had with them), Adam I. (for the last minute save).

Album artwork by Wallaby Design, photo by Petr Kovar
Band photo by sinco.hu

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The Poster Boy Budapest, Hungary

"Though it might be surprising to some, arguably the strongest power-pop album released this year hails from Budapest, Hungary."
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"8/10 Highly Recommended"
powerpopaholic.com

"...its overall quality suggests that – with a soupçon of luck – The Poster Boy could break out internationally in a very big way.'
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Track Name: Heartache
Heartache, you’ll lose your weight
You’re gaining strength for goodbye

Parting, you earned your wings
In fading strains sing of next time

Practiced and controlled review
Smoky lines withdraw with you
Startled awake by early birdsong
In sharpened air, my rising blue

Heartache, you’ll lose your wings
You’re feigning strength for goodbye

Parting, you’ll lose your way
In fading strains, sing one last time

Practiced and controlled review
Smoky lines withdraw with you
Startled awake by early birdsong
In sharpened air, my rising blue

Heartache, you’ll lose your weight
Track Name: Pedestrian Street (Sucker Punch)
You and me
We're a pedestrian street
We're the feeling that you get
When there's someone that you meet
That you don’t want to see

You and me
We’re actin’ seventy three
We're the feeling that you get
When there's someone that you dream
And you wake with a scream

She’s my sucker punch
She’s not for sale
Track Name: Karen
You're such a superstar
Sing a song to make the whole world sing out loud
You're part of it all

February eighty-three
Careening yearning for
some divinity
for proximity
To something more

Raise your tired eyes to the sky
Ears to the lark's sweet lullaby
Look in the mirror take a hand
To guide you through the dark and damned
A shining light at your command

I'll lose myself in your eyes
But when you show your broken smile I realize
Inside you cry

Glamorous imagery
Careening yearning for
some divinity
for proximity
To something more
Track Name: Carve
He wanted to fool her just one time
To lure her out of her wickered corner
To lure her out of her macramé
And just one time to hear her say
I’ll stay

He wanted to rule her just one time
To lure her out of her wicked order
To lure her out of her masquerade
And just one time to hear her say
I’ll stay

And she’ll say…

It’s only here for you, it's here
It’s only you, you crying fool
It’s only you
It’s only here for you
For you to love

He wanted to rule her just one time
To carve her out like a winding border
To carve her out like a dark café
And just one time to hear her say
I’ll stay

And she'll say...

It’s only here for you, it's here
It’s only you, you crying fool
It’s only you
It’s only
It’s only here for you, it's here
It’s only you, you crying fool
It’s only you
It’s only here for you
For you to love
Track Name: Smile
When I lose my mind
I'll leave the rest to you
All's well -- Not quite
I hold the gun for you

A little better and it's gone
A bottle and love

The wheel's got our day
Don’t know where you are
A little better when the bottle is my love

Oh bay-baby, a little smile
Oh bay-baby, a little smile

smile again, smile again,
leaving

A little better and it's gone
A bottle and love

Oh bay-baby, a little smile
Oh bay-baby, a little smile

smile again, smile again,
leaving
Track Name: Talking to Myself feat. Dorina Galambos
Staring at the stars
I crave the silence
The universe is ours
With sweet defiance
Rest my head on your shoulder
And my dreams
Feel it's getting colder
Silver screens

Walking home at dawn
Wipe away a tear
Keep the curtains drawn
A shadow disappears
You put me on the shelf
You’re not here
Looks like I’m talking to myself
Track Name: Birthday
Crying in your hallway
Banging on your door
Tumbling down your staircase
Sending signs by semaphore

I want you for my birthday
Package by the door
Gonna rip the wrapper open
Pop the bubbles on the floor

Stay while I name each dot on your back
It’s something you just gotta know
Say I’m insane but I won't send you back
That’s something you just gotta know

Ooo Sha la
O sha la wee ooo
Ooo Sha la
O sha la wee
Ooo Sha la
O sha la wee ooo
Ooo Sha la
Happy birthday to me

I want you for my birthday
Package by the door
Gonna rip the wrapper open
Pop the bubbles on the floor

Stay while I name each dot on your back
It’s something you just gotta know
Say I’m insane but I won't send you back
That’s something you just gotta know

Ooo Sha la
O sha la wee ooo
Ooo Sha la
O sha la wee
Ooo Sha la
O sha la wee ooo
Ooo Sha la
Happy birthday to me
Track Name: Made of Stone
I try to imagine the grave of my father
It’s made of stone
There’s an airplane flying low over
My father’s mother

I look into the grave of my mother
There’s no one home
There’s an airplane flying low over
My mother’s mother

And I’m tripping down the road when the rain explodes
It’s not enough to cry when you’re wet and cold

And I’m tripping down the road when the rain explodes
And you’re wonderin’ if it’s real
That you’ll ever know
By Friday

And I’m tripping down the road when the rain explodes
It’s not enough to cry when you’re wet and cold
And you’re wonderin’ if it’s real
That you’ll ever know
By Friday

I try to imagine the grave of my father
It’s made of stone