Maybe

by The Stan Laurels

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03:34
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I Want to Believe
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Where I Want to Be
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Sanity
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Poly Sigh
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Maximum Zen
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Radio Reprise Suite
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Door #1

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MAYBE is the third full-length studio album by John Lathrop as The Stan Laurels, containing songs featured in the motion picture MAYBE SHOWER.

For this record, John finally had a chance to do what he's always wanted to do: create an all-out power-pop record full of loud, crunchy guitars, big pop hooks, space-age synths, and melodic guitar solos. (And release it on vinyl!) Lyrically, the themes are centered around the fictional MAYBE SHOWER universe, and all songs are either themes for specific characters or the movie as a whole, but the music stands on its own as a rock album and one does not need to be familiar with the movie to appreciate the music. Ultimately, the record is a love letter to John's biggest power-pop influences, spanning mostly the 70s, 80s, and 90s (The Breeders, Badfinger, Superdrag, Juliana Hatfield, Fountains of Wayne, The Cars, Nirvana, Ozma, Cheap Trick, Matthew Sweet, Big Star, early Foo Fighters, and early Weezer, to name a few).

Feedback has been stellar, and the result is a bigger, tighter, more powerful, more accessible sound, while still staying true to The Laurels' signature strong melodic drive, thick beats and bass lines, clever lyrics, unexpected twists, and splashes of psychedelia.

MAYBE SHOWER was the winner of Best Feature at the 2018 Portland Comedy Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the 2017 Austin Comedy Film Festival; the title track, "Maybe," was one of just four finalists for Best Song at L.A. Cinefest in 2018.

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releases June 12, 2018

All music & lyrics written by John Lathrop

All Vocals/Instrumentation by John Lathrop: bass, drums/percussion, acoustic/electric guitars, synthesizers, lead/harmony vox

Produced by John Lathrop

Mixed & Mastered by Michael Day

Cover art & design by John Lathrop

All songs registered with BMI

The motion picture MAYBE SHOWER written & directed by Lex Lybrand

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The creation of earthling Sound Scientist John Lathrop, The Stan Laurels have a big, lush, multi-layered sound rooted in the melodic pop sensibilities of the 60s (think Beatles/Zombies). Both vintage & modern, The Laurels feature power-pop, psychedelic/progressive rock, folk, & classical styles. The music is the scientifically engineered combination of everything and nothing you’ve ever heard. ... more

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Track Name: Maybe
I never thought I'd know
The beauty of the pleasure in the pain
The decisions will be made
But the questions still remain
No one really knows
The direction of the flow
You can't just "Make it So"

Maybe we'll grow
You may never know
Don't get too down about it;
Just sit back and enjoy the show
Serendipity
Is alright with me
Revel in the randomness of life
And you will be free

Whatever can I do;
There isn't any kind of Superman
There's no angel guardian
And there is no master plan
But we'll all be OK
There is sunshine every day
And there's so much more to say

Maybe we'll grow
You may never know
Don't get too down about it;
Just sit back and enjoy the show
Serendipity
Is alright with me
Revel in the randomness of life
And you will be free
Track Name: Life, Lemons, and an Alien
Years ago, we were happy
We had not a care in the world
(It was straight-up boss)
Life was free and easy
Until we met a girl
(Then shit got cray-cray)

She made everything so complicated
We thought we would be deflated

When life gives you lemons, you know what to do
But when life sends an alien to infiltrate you
There's no evading, there is no debating
You'd better adapt or your life you will rue

Sometimes you walk through a new door
It slams behind you, shut tight
It's not what you ever asked for
That does not mean it's not right

She made our old life antiquated
But we ended up elated

When life gives you lemons, you know what to do
But when life sends an alien to infiltrate you
There's no evading, there is no debating
You'd better adapt or your life you will rue
Things were complicated, old life antiquated
But now we're (r)elated and our love is true