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"past forward" is the latest release from indie Power Pop Rock group, The Macsters, a work decades in the making. A culmination of melodic journeys that span the group’s experience after having returned from a lengthy hiatus, 'past forward' revisits compositions from the band’s earlier days, merging the energy and innocence of their previous tunes with a nascent creative force evident in the band’s newer material. A multiplicity of style, emotion, and melodic allusion are signatures of this new release which will sneak up and have you singing along to it in no time.

Thank you… Joe Alonso, Karl Avanzini, Alexandra Barberio, Emmanuel Canete, Derek Citron, Jacqueline Cobb, Ruben & Lea Coto, Gabriel Coto, Peter “Mars” Cowling, Kilmo Doome, Ex Norwegian, Frank “Rat Bastard” Falestra, Rob & Thaimi Freeman, Iran Garcia, Michael Gherman, Oski Gonzalez, Ed Hale, Diana Hernandez, Jory Lang, Sam Lang, Bryan Le Mar, Javier Martinez, Emmanuel Mayer, Ralph Miguel, David Miller, Paul Novack, Adam Perez, Samantha Rivero, Geoffrey Robinson, Rey Rodriguez, Gregory Winters, all our families, friends, and fans (we wouldn’t have gotten this far without you).

Special Thank You to Doug Burris: We miss our friend and mentor. His influence on our lives is immeasurable. His spirit will remain in our music, lives, and hearts... always.

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released January 18, 2019

Produced, recorded & mixed by Michael “Mac” McNamee at Hi-Tide Recording Studio
Co-produced by Fred Zanegood
Mastered by SoundLab
Lead Vocal & Rhythm Guitar ─Michael “Mac” McNamee
Vocal & Bass Guitar ─Ida Safirstein Lang
Drums and Percussion ─Fred Zanegood
Lead Guitar ─Roger Houdaille
“Relic” friends ─Dante Rouze & Xena Vilche

Publishing:
Michael McNamee ─Mac-Attack Publishing (ASCAP)
Frank Falestra ─Mac-Attack Publishing (ASCAP)
Fred Zanegood ─Mac-Attack Publishing (ASCAP)
Karl Avanzini ─Avanzini Publishing (ASCAP)
Roger Houdaille ─Think Like A Key (SESAC)
Bruce Woolley ─Carlin Music Corp

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The Macsters Miami Beach, Florida

The Macsters blends power pop and rock, and traces its origins to South Florida where they have exploded onto the scene.

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Track Name: Ferris Wheel
County Fair
Wondering why I'm there
Searching for the height that I need
Majestic breath
Flowing through my only treasured chest

Lock me in
So we can start to spin
Looking down at land standing still
I'm moving, but the price I paid is limited
No more time

I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
To be on my throne

County Fair
Wondering why I'm there
Searching for the height that I need
Majestic breath
Flowing through my only treasured chest

I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
To be on my throne

Lock me in
So we can start to spin
Looking down at land standing still
I'm moving, but the price I paid is limited
No more time

I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
I need one more turn on the Ferris Wheel
To be on my throne
Track Name: Another Life
Ages ago with someone to hold, my heart was in her hands
Destined to find that only in time
would I be held and still be standing?
All I could ever want to hear is one voice offer me
To spend Another Life with her

Finding a way is gonna be crazier than I had planned
ʻCause down in my soul,
I'm losinʼ control for what remains within her texture
All I could ever want to hear is one voice offer me
To spend Another Life with her

Oh, someone could be in love
Oh, I'm feelinʼ the weight of it all in this life without her

All I could ever want to hear is one voice offer me
To spend Another Life with her... with her

I wanna spend it with her
Spend Another Life with her
Spend Another Life with her
Track Name: No Surrender
How about an answer
A yes or a no
How about some action
Or even hello

Oooh, girl, you're putting on me
And baby, I'm beginning to see

There's No Surrender, no reply
No Surrender, yeah
Just good-bye
No Surrender... surrender

How about some feeling
A sign of response
How about some love, yeah
We had it there once

Oooh, girl, you're putting on me
And baby, I'm beginning to see

There's No Surrender, no reply
No Surrender, yeah
Just good-bye

Oooh, girl, you're putting on me
And baby, I'm beginning to see

There's No Surrender, no reply
No Surrender, yeah
Just good-bye
No Surrender, no reply
No Surrender
Just good-bye
No Surrender... surrender

Oooh, girl, you're putting on me
And baby, I'm beginning to see
Track Name: Something New
Here I am thinkin' of you
Could you be a little, too
And to think that you might want to hold me

Tried to call you on FaceTime
But I can't find my Wi-Fi
No, it's never easy
Finally, I have...

Something New
Gimme time
Cause I know you're just a sign
Something New could break my heart
I'm fallin' in
Should I risk it all again
Something New

Wanna be your second skin
And the shoes that you live in
Do I have what it might take to hold you

Keep me up all night online
But I really shouldn't mind
No, it's never easy
Finally, I have...

Something New
Gimme time
Cause I know you're just a sign
Something New could break my heart
I'm fallin' in
Should I risk it all again
Something New

Here I am thinkin' of you
Could you be a little, too
Wanna be your second skin
And the shoes that you live in
No, it's never easy

Here I am thinkin' of you
Could you be a little, too
Do I have what it might take
To breakthrough, get into, ohhh, Something New

Something New
Gimme time
Cause I know you're just a sign
Something New could break my heart

Something New
Gimme time
Cause I know you're just a sign
Something New, only you could break my heart
I'm fallin' in
And I'll risk it all again
For Something New
Track Name: Justification
Having to spend my life when early days were not so pretty
Following rougher waters, casting pools to catch their tears

I'm living alone
With Justification
Nobody's home in this heart of mine
Justification

Sent back to redefine, to analyze and compromise
I found them all believing nothing defends a love like time

I'm living alone
With Justification
Nobody's home in this heart of mine
Justification
I'm living alone
With Justification
Nobody's home in this heart of mine
Justification

Don't tell me all there is
Keep your qualifications to yourself
Call off the problems that you breed and keep the seed buried

I'm living alone
With Justification
Nobody's home in this heart of mine
Justification
I'm living alone
With Justification
Nobody's home in this heart of mine
Justification
Track Name: Silly Willy
He's comin' to get you, but you just don't care
He's packin' his tools, now, over in his underwear

Silly Willy
Silly Willy

He's rubbin' your back seat, bottles bustin'
Leave him on Eighth Street, catch him while he's rubbin'

Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy
Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy

Oh, pretty boy, one to enjoy
They'll open all the doors to watch you play
Artificial playdoh
Then he puts on his show and you won't know

Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy
Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy

He's comin' to get you, but you just don't care
He's packin' his tools, now, over in his underwear

Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy
Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy

Oh, pretty boy, one to enjoy
They'll open all the doors to watch you play
Artificial playdoh
Then he puts on his show and you won't know

Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy
Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy
Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy
Whoa, oh, oh, Silly Willy Boy
Track Name: No One Inside
How did you ever learn, girl
Living like that in this world
Could only tear us apart

And leave me hangin' on to

Visions of paradise with No One Inside
Visions of paradise with No One Inside

How did you ever learn, girl
Livin' like that that in my world
Could only tear us apart
And leave me hangin' on to

Visions of paradise with No One Inside
Visions of paradise with No One Inside

Everyday, I'd be laughin'
How'd I ever get this way
And to think that I'm still with you
How will I ever get through today, through today

Visions of paradise with No One Inside
Visions of paradise with No One Inside
Visions of paradise with No One Inside
Visions of paradise with No One Inside
Track Name: Listening
Thereʼs a body and a soul
In my mind that needs to hold
On to love and not to pain

Only now, they're both the same

And it's all because we're Listening
To what we have to say
And weʼll always go on Listening
And never change a thing

Talk about, in the dark
Talk about, in the dark
Talk about, in the dark

Through this open door we've found
Something new that leads to our
Never-ending love inside
To each one will never die

And it's all because we're Listening
To what we have to say
And weʼll always go on Listening
Let's never change a thing

Talk about, in the dark
Talk about, in the dark

And it's all because we're Listening
And weʼll always go on Listening
To ourselves... Listening

(Listen to ourselves) Talk about, in the dark, you and me
(Listen to ourselves) Talk about, in the dark, you and me
(Listen to ourselves) Talk about, in the dark, you and me
(Listen to ourselves) Talk about, in the dark, you and me
Track Name: Floating On A Cloud
Another year has passed me by
And I just laugh until I cry
Is it really so unfair

All I do is keep on staring back at everyone who fell ahead of me

An alarm goes off
And it kills my thoughts

Now, you'll find me Floating On A Cloud with angels
Floating On A Cloud like angels do
Floating On A Cloud

Now, it's just another day
Somehow it feels so retrograde
Charmaine's kicking applesauce
Might as well be all of us
For now, I guess it's just the way it has to be

Can I leave my mind
Just one more time

Now, you'll find me Floating On A Cloud with angels
Floating On A Cloud like angels do
Floating On A Cloud

Floating On A Cloud with angels
Floating On A Cloud like angels do
Floating On A Cloud
Track Name: Me & You
Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah

Tonight, tonight, everything will be all right
Tonight, you know it's all so clear
It's the thing we need to do
Come on now, Me & You

Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah

Tonight, tonight, come on now let's make it right
Tonight, you know it's what we feel
It's the thing we need to do
Come on now, Me & You

What we could do
Oh, Me & You
What we could do
Oh, Me & You

Tonight, tonight, come on now let's get it right
Tonight, you know it's what we feel
It's the thing we need to do
Come on now, Me & You

Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah

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