Reddening West

2 albums

Despite the undertones of another time and place lingering in their music, Reddening West is a band in the here and now from Austin, Texas. The people involved and their musical influences hail from places afar, and the possibility of this collaboration almost never happened. Yet like the many persistent mysteries of life, sometimes people and places come together just at the right time to make something beautiful we never knew we needed.

Reddening West's music is infused with originality, displaying genuine craftsmanship, like something that was built and made for a commission: full or purpose, a singular vision in mind, handiwork proudly showing. They have attracted the attention of Gold Flake Paint, The Wild Honeypie, Independent Clauses, Austin Monthly, and other regional, national, and international press outlets, positioning them as a band to watch.

Music

17 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
Low Moon Deltas
03:18

Lyrics:

wait by the door seek a sign of something more let the last light of day slowly bend around your frame wake in the night to the low moon on the horizon this is only for a while yeah it’s only for a while wake in the cold watch the mountains as they unfold in the first light of day as it bends around your frame
1
Low Moon (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:35
2
Marjorie Deltas
04:43

Lyrics:

Singer songwriter. Slow tempo, emotional, introspective, dark, moody, mysterious, lonely, sad, love song, cinematic. Male vocals, electric guitar, piano, strings, bass, drums.
1
Marjorie (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:43
3
Adrift Deltas
03:41

Lyrics:

gather your strength and start again adrift in a long and seamless wind wade through the water and slip under the light and let it in leave all the thoughts that flood your mind adrift in the dark, get through the dark I govern the tide, I’m all but the moon I govern the tide, I’m all but the moon through the fire, into the waves I’ll come to find you
1
Adrift (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:50
4
Different Now Deltas
03:12

Lyrics:

close to the edge lean into the wind where I breathe it in, breathe it out you’re holding me back so I’m cutting the line you might fall behind, fall behind we’re so out of touch these days it seems but I don’t mind it, not at all I move like water in the dark are we alright it’s been such a long time well we’re different now, different now move through the night a whistle in the dark I can’t trace it back can’t find it again I’m so out of touch these days it seems I don’t mind it, not at all it’s all just water in the dark, yeah I let it all slip away what’s left when it all goes away? wrong way around I need you now but I let it all slip away I let it all slip away
1
Different Now (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:20
2
Different Now (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:20
5
03:52

Lyrics:

nevermind the fury, nevermind in the ocean turning with the timing of the tide should I wait here for you by the ocean? I feel the night wind and it’s blowing the bloom from the fevered, falling vine nevermind the fever, nevermind it’ll pass in good time with the turning of the tide should I wait here for you by the ocean? I feel the night wind and it’s blowing the bloom from the fevered, falling vine riven here on unhewn shoreline shattered from the blow is this the end or my beginning? I don’t really know in the salt I fall asleep, tortuous but now complete, diffuse should I wait here for you by the ocean? I feel the night wind and it’s blowing the bloom from the fevered, falling vine riven here on unhewn shoreline scattered to the end the weary calls of many mouths released into the wind is this the end or my beginning I don’t wanna know in the salt we fall asleep all the while you look for me, diffuse ?
1
Diffuse (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:06
2
Diffuse (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:06
6
04:05

Lyrics:

only as I start to watch it fall apart do I do anything even if I saw you start to walk away, would I say anything? winter's been cold so I'm bound to the fire. leave it for what? yeah right. everything's all in its place, all in line collecting dust, keeping time in the dark unseen and selfish I think i've earned this accidental life of ease, of peace, of beauty a good man is hard to find only as I start to watch it fall apart do I do anything even if I saw you start to walk away, would I say anything? winter's been cold so I'm bound to the fire, reeling around for an answer. but nothing is clear in the shade of a shadow you were the light that I needed in the dark unseen and selfish I can't see the damage i've done I can't see the path i'm on a good man is hard to find only as I start to watch it fall apart do I do anything even if I saw you start to walk away, would I say anything? even if you leave to go on your own way, would it mean anything?
1
Even If (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:08
2
Even If (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:08
7
Holding Hours Deltas
03:37

Lyrics:

when the morning rose with the cold pulling on your faded coat just to wander away watching dust rushing by holding hours as they slide is there any hope at all? long like rivers we’re all running trying to find a way home I was young and I was yearning but I’m always made up of you
1
Holding Hours (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:40
2
Holding Hours (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:40
8
03:40

Lyrics:

light through the doorway comes you are the fear that I’d run from you are the leaves come to call a season returned that I forgot feels louder than light cutting the night just like a knife spin me around and I lose my way a dream returned that I forgot can you be what I need? see what I see? all the simple things coffee, the paper, the evening breeze getting lost in the north cascades, planning a life that just can’t wait can I be what you need see what you see oh, I pull you in from the cold so here we are can we be who we want? do we know where this will lead? how do I quiet these growing fears that govern me? well I know where I begin, and I know where I’d like to end I have been to the shadowed edge I have seen the weary rest where are we now? ?
1
June (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:51
2
June (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:51
9
Late Summer Grass Deltas
04:04

Lyrics:

so this is truth, everything all bittersweet and draped in shadow I’m waiting around but I can’t quite recall what i’ve been waiting on the leaves to turn and fall? for the night to lift from the ground? I’m reaching for your hand bending long like late summer grass wild eyed in the dawn I never can sleep I never can feel wild eyed in the dawn I’m waiting around but I can’t quite recall what i’ve been waiting on the leaves to turn and fall? for the night to lift from the ground? I’m reaching for your hand holding on like late summer grass Ooh I can’t give you up Ooh I still need your love Oooh is my mind made up? can’t quite recall what i’ve been waiting on the leaves to turn and fall? for the night to lift from the ground? can’t quite begin to understand where you went well it all returns again ashes to dust in the end still I’m reaching for your hand holding on to late summer reaching for your hand holding on like late summer
1
Late Summer Grass (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:04
2
Late Summer Grass (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:04
10
The Pattern Deltas
03:35

Lyrics:

on my way to your house I take the long way there the dusty road in the arms of the hills but nothing’s the same leaving here with nothing to show for spending all my time looking ‘round for what’s gone now so you want to return by the path you came but it’s overgrown, hid away nothing remains leaving here with nothing to show for spending all my time looking ‘round for what’s gone now even when my mind’s made up I fall into the pattern again where’s my way back? leaving here with nothing to show for spending all my time looking ‘round for what’s gone now even when my mind’s made up I fall into the pattern again where’s my way back?
1
The Pattern (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:36
2
Low Moon (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:18
11
Inverness Deltas
01:58
1
Inverness (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:11
12
02:29

Lyrics:

winding down the valley towards the shore we must be close to the coast, I can taste the salt. and we grab the rising sun to make the world revolve around us. wander on. the fog is thick and the smoke from this train climbs, like the redwoods tall, as we rise and fall. those hills call your name, and the wind, she tells you things: “this world is ours. Let’s wander on.” wander on. wander on.
1
Wander On (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:29
13
03:54

Lyrics:

on and on we start again leaves of grass or waves of wind same old shape but a different man fool them all, smile, shake their hands. oh this failing fame, sinks to nothing, is it all that you'll ever need? one by one y’all push against the aging guard though they pay the rent. craft them all, curate your days just so, just so, your perfect parade. but this fleeting fame sinks to nothing is it all that you'll ever need? so take me as I am and this life unseen. i'm here i'm calling out, i'm all you need we wake up, our faces on, is this all that we'll ever need? when the game is up, and no one cares at all, am i all that you'll ever need?
1
All You Need (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:02
2
All You Need (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:02
14
04:01

Lyrics:

golden light through the open door, splashless breeze against your skin. on the wind, the salty tide of sweat, of tears, of ocean. golden light through the old window, spilling out on the floor. on the wind, the luring call of toil, of change, of joy. oh your errant heart swept along by the breeze again. so you’re lost in the golden light, splashless while you drift. but on the wind there’s nothing left, nothing left to swim against. oh your unmoored heart drawn along in the wake again. oh your unmoored heart drawn along in the wake again. oh your wild heart wasn't it always someplace else?
1
Golden Light (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:02
2
Golden Light (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:02
15
03:49

Lyrics:

don't we all throw a coin and wish for this? you and I in bed the record’s on we're so cavalier, 'understood at last,' you said, so we were calling out what we think our futures hold but you are the river, and i'm the stone canyon wall you were just, just passing through. morning light reappeared, we'd stayed up all night. the garden lay undiscovered, the trees shared their colors. can't we stay like this for all of time? never. never change your course, never change your mind? but you are the river and i'm the stone canyon wall and you're just, just passing through like the wind through the valley and the sea that scrapes the shore, all those days did shape us because you are the river and I'm the stone and you're swift, and you're strong, and I erode you are the river and I'm the stone canyon wall and you're just, just passing through.
1
The River (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:49
16
Handful Of Dust Where We Started
03:42

Lyrics:

hide up in the dust with all of time cradled in your hands, buried in your mind. all by yourself in the days gone by; those old golden suns give you light. with a handful of dust and a heartful of ash, you've seen far too much in there shuttered in your past. hide your leery eyes and spurn the rest. like a swallow that dives in the hunt in the twilight you search, chasing what you know you can’t get: the boulder that rolls, the sadness of home, the loss of someone great with a handful of dust and a heartful of ash, you've seen far too much in there shuttered in your past.
1
Handful Of Dust (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:42
17
03:23

Lyrics:

we carried the breeze as long as we could, but we'd had a rough few years we tightened our grip for fear it might slip, but like every wind, it got away and somehow we lost it all, somehow we lost it all. we carried the breeze to the hills to the seas, but like every wind, it begins and it ends and somehow we lost it all, somehow we lost it all. but i was told if I wait patiently, yeah, she would come back to me. but i've been sold a pack of lies, yet I choose to believe. 'cause somehow I lost it all, somehow I lost it all. oh somehow I just let go. somehow I let you go.
1
Every Wind (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:24