by Dorthia Cottrell

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Joe Ream
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Joe Ream Depressing as fuck, yet I go back for more? Fans might know Dorthia as the vocalist for Windhand, but this is a whole new beast with just as much bite. Favorite track: Gold.
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Zhakathoom Is there a more soulfull singer out there? This is a gem of an album. And although it soft and mellow in it's immediate appearance Dorthia manages to infuse it with emotionally stirrings, occultism, death, love, life and everything between. Just simply sublime. Favorite track: Vessel.
Colin M.
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Colin M. While the melodies are well done and intriguing in their own right, the main draw of any minimalist acoustic album is the vocals. And as anyone who has heard Dorthia's wonderfully smooth, smoky vocals can attest, she is as amazing in this stripped-down Americana setting as she is in Windhand. One of 2015's best. Favorite track: Maybe It's True.
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This is an advance stream of Dorthia Cottrell's upcoming self-titled album, it is intended for promotional purposes only.

If you would like a download or any additional promo requests please contact,
baileys@grandstandhq.com or forcefieldrecords@gmail.com

Coming early 2015 on LP / CD / digital courtesy of Forcefield Records.


released March 1, 2015

Recorded and mixed by Daniel Deckelman at Snake Oil Recording Studio.
Kevin Inge on Lap Steel and Sitar.
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.
Thanks to my family, friends, and forcefield.



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Track Name: Cemetery Song
See you wanna go
Where the smoke goes
I saw you watching the sky
And God knows, aint nothing easy anywhere down here
Don't Cry

The sky is paper thin and we are heaven sent down in the graveyard tonight
I see you empty child make your amends before the sun goes down
And what makes you love it, more than you love yourself
He doesn't know, that she won't be alone tonight
Cuz girls like her never sleep far from the devil beneath the pale moonlight
Got one hand on the trigger babe, and one hand on the other side
Track Name: Gold
Hey my lover made of glass and skin
Oh you promised me once I'd never cry again
But I know, yea I know where ya been
Hey my lover made of glass and skin
Are you out in the alley where the blood is thin
Cuz I know, Yea I know where ya been
And is it cold in December when the devil calls
You got your raspberry heartache and your alcohol
Yea I know
Yea I know where you've been
Hey my lover made of ash and bone
Oh you promised me twice I'd never be alone
But I know
Yea I know where you've been
Hey my lover made of ash and bone
I'm gonna break my heart here on this microphone
Cuz I know
Yea I know where ya been
And is it cold in the hollow of the neon lights
Sometimes a slave looks like an angel when you look at her right
Yea I know
Yea I know where ya been
Hey my lover made of ash and tears
Oh you promised me twice you'd never leave me here
But I know, I know where ya been
Hey my lover made of ash and tears
I'm gonna meet you in the sky where the air is clear
Cuz I know
Yea I know where ya been
Track Name: Oak Grove
Waitin in the tall grass
are you gonna come home are you gonna stay?
heard you had a child, he's bound to be a man
like you some day
are you gonna forgive
are you gonna forgive
or make me pay
i was only tryin to do right for you man
by stayin out the way
god is not my problem
god is not my problem
and my flesh is weak
i'm the kinda girl who needs a devil in a man
to satisfy me
easy in my backseat
easy in my backseat
im not tryin to grow old
if you play fire then you're bound to get burned
but i am so cold
whiskey in my water
blood is in the water gonna bring the sharks down
and i don't give a damn about what happens to me now
all my love's run out
Track Name: Orphan Bird
Paved in bone, blessed are these highways that carry us home
pale white eyes, like children we desperately reach for the sky
singin, "everything dies but what then? everything dies but is that the end"
My brother is your brother too
teach her of shame show her love
betray all her trust, teach her to love
deep in that coma blue sky
i saw my life passing me by
feeling the fires recede
and let that deep coma blue sky wash over me
blessed be the highways that carry us on
through the desert and into the sea
well he picks all the roses that grow by the overpass
and gathers them all round my feet
there's no funeral lullaby, sad goodbye lullaby tune
my daddy's prayin those 6 string prayers
because even heaven sings the blues
maybe all our skin will turn to dust
baby all our skin will turn to dust
and leave our hearts behind
Track Name: Vessel
call me over, bring me down
i can not go to sleep
maybe if i'm honest with you
you could lie to me
often i have found myself a vessel
to a heart
softening the bones til i cannot stand
but i cannot break apart
sometimes i think of you like a day that has no wind
like sunlight spread across out to the eastern horizon
sometimes it feels like forever
i have found the open jaw of the mermaid virgin queen
tearing through the cavities to become both extremes
easy come or easy go, the lungs of fate do heave and blow
a dress of white to a dress of red to naked as can be
Track Name: Maybe It's True
I know whats comin
has been comin for so long
and maybe i'm tired of tryin to be
so strong
and maybe it's true
maybe i'll just never be that take home kind of girl
maybe it's true
maybe i'm just hard up for that sun down kind of world
but sometimes i can't tell
sometimes i can't tell
if it's just a slow ride to the angels
or a long ride to hell
and maybe it's true
maybe i'm just a loaded gun
but whats it to you
you act like i'm the only one
with nothing to lose
with nothing to prove
maybe it's true
yea maybe it's true
i dreamed of you dear
covered in green
surrounded by a daisy for every day we were
i brushed your hair back
away from your eyes
i've never been too good at these long drawn out
kinda goodbyes
and maybe it's true
yea maybe it's true
Track Name: Moth
daughters of nine, wounds of my pride
how the water is tempting
the wreckage of love here is rage
eye for an eye
how we dance on in waltzes of queens
i believe i have seen where her heart goes to die
flutters like a moth to the light
like moths to the light
down in the waste
out of touch from the hands of the gods
we are lions awake in the dark
hungry for life
but the water is clearly all gone
how we huddle and shiver like dogs
like moths to the light
out in the fields
where we bake in the cancerous sun
what a view from the tops of the trees as i watch
the fires burn on
burn on
Track Name: Kneeler
Heart of winter
the battlefields rusty from the dog's blood
cold is the dance of december
how does it feel to be out on the waterfront
for a change
now that you know me
by my first name
god breathes out
wish i would've known you when i was younger
most of my candles burn down
and there was no reason to suffer
and i know you came
unaware of the price
just a helpless thing
on the back of the tides
annabelle lee will you carry your grandfather clock to
the gallows on main street
will you reveal your nature to me
annabelle lee
annabelle lee will you bury your prayers in your garden
abandon your children
will you replace your flowers with weeds
annabelle lee
Track Name: Perennial
Be still my heart you've got your father's eyes
heavy with wonder, it's a good disguise
it's a good disguise
tell me that widow has turned into glass in the snow
how cold is that winter that passes us by so slow
how many bridges do you burn in your heart when it feels right
when it feels right
i crossed that river to babylon
they told me those days had all come and gone
remember the suns are all burnin red
now flicker like a flashlight or a flame in the wind
tell me those wolves have all scattered and run off from here
how lonely is loving without any sense of the fear
that waning white widow hangs loosely like smoke in my headlights
when it feels right
it was somebody's birthday, i slept on the beach
i was humbled by the vastness and the distance i could see
i guess when im older i will understand
the passing of time is just a slight of hand