Heartache Sisters Debut Singles

by Heartache Sisters

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    The debut Heartache Sisters songs, Please Be Kind and Living Machine, conveniently on one EP-ette.

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"Please Be Kind" (Benitez) a fierce, but still tender Country ballad in waltz time that asks a timeless question

"Living Machine" (Kappel-Stone) a catchy statement of perseverance that mixes Power-Pop & Americana

Produced by Maurice Tani (77 El Deora)


released July 15, 2014

Laura Benitez (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Snare Drum, Cymbal)
Michele Kappel-Stone (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele)
Maurice Tani (Electric Guitar, Farfisa)



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Heartache Sisters Oakland, California

The Berkeley/Oakland, California duo mixes Laura Benitez’s classic country and folk and Michele Kappel-Stone’s fiery power pop and early jazz influenced originals. Their sets takes you on a ride, with the two switching between Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, Mandolin, & Electric Guitar, swapping songwriting and moving from high energy rave-ups to quiet, haunting vocal driven melodies & back. ... more

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Track Name: Please Be Kind
Don't ask me to lunch, then show up with a girl on your arm
We may not be together, but you can still do me harm.
Don't come around and then, just vanish for days
I'm a strong woman, but even I can break

Don't say you need me to get me to stay the night
I've got a weak spot for you
Darling, you know that ain't right.
Don't say sweet things and play games and mess with my mind.
If you don't love me, darlin' won't you please be kind.

Don't call me up when you're lonely and drunk.
Don't go out of your way to ride around here in your truck.
You how I feel about you, so don't take advantage of me.
If you don't love me, darlin' won't you let me be.
Track Name: Living Machine
Verse 1:
Caught in the crossfire again
Winds of change snuck up ‘round the bend
It’s absolutely clear my location is... lost

Standing upright again
Hesitation is my new best friend
But grind the gears and turn a blind eye to the cost

I’m a living machine
I’ll keep on ticking, it seems
Even when the times are tough
I can’t walk away from my dreams

I’m a living machine
I’m owner-operator, which means
I drive my own destiny
And make my mistakes with a grin.

Verse 2:
Clear-eyed and ready to roll
A bit of ego is good for the soul
My sights are set and my heart beats a pattern that’s bold
But what is this a mile down the road
A major detour is what I behold
I guess humility’s also, so good for the soul

Who even said I wanted a purpose
Who even said I wanted to go
Who even told me I would have a destiny
Who even said I do have a soul