At Dawn

by Black Tie

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After GoMotorCar disbanded in 2004, bassist Roger Apodaca decided to record some songs as a side project. Throughout much of 2004 he recorded his music on his home computer, inviting musicians to lend an ear and take a bit of direction while adding their respective personalities to the individual tracks they would lay down. What started out as a few songs soon grew into an entire album. The project was dubbed Black Tie, and the album was titled "At Dawn". The 10 song disc features Apodaca performing much of the instrumentation but also includes performances by Ryan Martino (BellyAchers), Dagmar Andrews (GoMotorCar, Skumbaag), Eric Reynolds (Los Brownspots), Paul Newcomb (Los Brownspots), Leonard Apodaca (Scenester, GoMotorCar), Audrey Lee, and Deborah Maldonado. Each musician adds their own personal element to the already atmospheric quality of the songs and the end result is an album that is melodic, haunting, and beautiful at the same time. Fans of GoMotorCar's album True Tonight should explore Black Tie as it is a nice follow up to that landmark album.

"These songs are a collection of brooding and spacey guitar-driven compositions that have the power to catapult the listener into an otherworldly state of hypnosis." -Jessica Cassyle Carr (The Weekly Alibi)


released September 2, 2005

All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Roger Apodaca. Additional recordings by Andrew Fietek. Produced by Roger Apodaca & Ryan Martino.



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Track Name: Shades of Autumn (Part 1)
Take away my pain
Wait for me and stay
Don't run, don't run, don't run away from me
Take my pain away
Track Name: Again
My time is here again.
My time is done again.
How am I supposed feel the same?
How am I supposed to feel again?
Track Name: Fearless
Tell me lies, feed me lines
Speak in phrase, speak in tongues for me
Wash you face, stained with pain
Give and take, curse the rain for me

Stare at the ocean so wide
Stand in the darkness of night
Cover the open airways
Hope to be fearless someday