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In their debut release, prog-soul band Noon Fifteen blends rich vocal harmonies, vintage keyboard and guitar tones, and funk-tinged bass and drum grooves into catchy, original songs that are full of surprises.

For videos, behind-the-scenes podcasts, and more, visit www.noonfifteen.com.

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released December 9, 2017

Noon Fifteen:
Mandy Goldman - vocals
Samuel B. Lupowitz - keyboards, vocals, percussion
Joe Massa - guitars
Harry Nichols - bass & vocals
Chris Armitage - drums

With:
Bob McMahon - trumpet (1, 5)
Alec Staples - tenor sax (1, 5)
Kevin Drew - baritone sax (1, 5)

Angela Yantorno - violin (4, 5)
Alejandra Diemecke - violin (4, 5)
Mark Lewis - viola & violin (4, 5)
McKenzie Jones - cello (4, 5)
Leah Kaller - cello (4, 5)

Track 1 - music and lyrics by Samuel B. Lupowitz
Track 2 - music and lyrics by Mandy Goldman and Samuel B. Lupowitz
Tracks 3, 4, 5 - music and lyrics by Harry Nichols
Track 6 - music and lyrics by Mandy Goldman, Samuel B. Lupowitz, and Joe Massa

Recorded by Samuel B. Lupowitz at Media Control, Ithaca, NY.
Upright piano recorded at Lincoln Hall, Cornell University
Grand piano recorded at the Williams house.
Horns, strings, and additional keyboards recorded at Sam and Mandy’s place.
Mixed by Mark Hennessey and Samuel B. Lupowitz (markhennessey.com)
Special thanks to Will Russell of Electric Wilburland (wilburland.com) for his guidance on track 2.
Mastered by Gabe Solomon, S&S Studios, Auburn, NY (sandsstudiosny.com).
Art & Design by JP Feenstra.

Thank you to Dick Feldman, Dan Gaibel, and Merri Goodrow of the Cornell University Language Resource Center.
Thanks also to Neal Massa, Evan D. Williams, Jim Catalano, and the one and only Dan Cole.

1. Knock, Knock, Knock
(Lupowitz)
Basic track recorded June 7th, 2017
Mandy sang a live guide vocal, then overdubbed her final lead and background vocals.
Sam played Wurlitzer electric piano through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp live, and overdubbed Nord B3 organ, tambourine, and his backing vocals.
Joe played a Gibson Les Paul Studio through his Rivera amp live, then overdubbed additional parts on his Les Paul through the Rivera, and the solo through Sam’s Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.
Harry played a Fender Jazz Bass live running direct, then overdubbed additional bass and his backing vocals.
Chris played his Sonor drum kit.
The horn section of Bob McMahon (trumpet), Alec Staples (tenor sax), and Kevin Drew (bari sax) overdubbed an arrangement by Sam.

2. Let You Roll
(Goldman/Lupowitz)
Basic track recorded June 25th, 2017
Mandy sang a live guide vocal, then overdubbed her final lead vocals.
Sam played Wurlitzer electric piano through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp and overdubbed Nord B3 organ, tambourine, and his backing vocals.
Joe overdubbed the guitar parts on his Gibson Les Paul Studio through his Rivera amp.
Harry played a Fender Jazz Bass live running direct, then overdubbed additional bass and his backing vocals.
Chris played his Sonor drum kit.

3. Just Like You
(Nichols)
Basic track recorded June 7th, 2017
Mandy sang a live guide vocal, then overdubbed her final lead vocal.
Sam played Nord B3 organ live, then overdubbed clavinet, tambourine, and his backing vocals.
Joe played his Gibson Les Paul Studio through his Rivera amp live.
Harry played a Fender Jazz Bass live running direct, then overdubbed additional bass and his backing vocals.
Chris played his Sonor drum kit.

4. Annie’s Song
(Nichols)
Basic track recorded June 25th, 2017
Mandy sang a live guide vocal, then overdubbed her final lead and backing vocals.
Sam played Wurlitzer electric piano through his Fender amp live, then overdubbed his backing vocals.
Joe overdubbed the guitar parts on his Fender Telecaster and the solo on his Stratocaster through his Rivera amp.
Harry played a Fender Jazz Bass live running direct, then overdubbed additional bass, plus his lead and backing vocals.
Chris played his Sonor drum kit
The string section of Angela Yantorno (violin), Alejandra Diemecke (violin), Mark Lewis (viola & violin), McKenzie Jones (cello), and Leah Kaller (cello) overdubbed and arrangement by Sam.

5. Dave Coulier
(Nichols)
Basic track recorded June 25th, 2017
Mandy sang a live guide vocal, then overdubbed her final lead vocals.
Sam played Nord B3 organ live, then overdubbed additional organ, upright piano, Wurlitzer, and his backing vocals.
Joe overdubbed the guitar parts on his Strat and his Les Paul through his Rivera.
Harry played a Fender Jazz Bass live running direct, then overdubbed additional bass, plus his backing vocals.
Chris played his Sonor drum kit.
The string section of Angela Yantorno (violin), Alejandra Diemecke (violin), Mark Lewis (viola & violin), McKenzie Jones (cello), and Leah Kaller (cello), as well as the horn section of Bob McMahon (trumpet), Alec Staples (tenor sax), and Kevin Drew (bari sax) overdubbed an arrangement by Sam and Harry.

6. Hang Me Out to Dry
(Goldman/Lupowitz/Massa)
Basic track recorded June 14th, 2017
Mandy sang a live vocal and then overdubbed a new lead vocal.
Sam played Wurlitzer electric piano and Nord B3 organ live, then overdubbed additional Wurlitzer, grand piano, and his backing vocals.
Joe played his Fender Stratocaster through his Rivera amp live.
Harry played a Fender Jazz Bass live running direct, then overdubbed his backing vocals
Chris played his Sonor drum kit.

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Track Name: Knock Knock Knock
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK
Music and Lyrics by Samuel B. Lupowitz

Why you gotta knock, knock, knock on my door?
Honey, it's the middle of the night
What do you have to shout upstairs and cry for?
You're looking for your man
And you know this house ain't right, oh no

I can only guess what bull he threw you
You're a mess of tears and slurry speech
And I can tell that I'm not getting to you
When I shout "this ain't your room"
It doesn't seem to reach, hmm

But baby, (it's the middle of the night)
Don't make me (In the middle of the night)
Come down there

You know I know your boyfriend, he lives next door
I know because I hear you when you fight (every night)
And if I were you I'd kick him to the curb
But you're giving me the sense that you're higher than a kite, so right now

Baby (it's the middle of the night)
Don't make me (in the middle of the night)
Come down there

I know what you mean, he's done you wrong
He's sold out what the two of you had for a song
I don't want to shake you in your moment of doubt
But if you keep on knocking I will
Knock you out

Why you gotta knock, knock, knock so damn hard?
Maybe in the morning, you can make it right
Maybe, like, an Olive Garden gift card
A hand-scrawled apology
That's all you'd need to placate me

You're wailing so loud, I'm sure it's for real
He's made you a fool? Well, I'll make you a deal
You call up a cab, get off my welcome mat
I won't throw the door open and
Knock you flat

Why you gotta knock knock knock on my door?
Honey, it's the middle of the night
What do you have to shout upstairs and cry for?
You're looking for your man
And you know this house ain't right, oh no

But baby (it's the middle of the night)
Why you gotta make me (in the middle of the night)
Come down there (it's the middle of the night)
I gotta knock you out (in the middle of the night)
Gotta shove you out (it's the middle of the night)
When I come down there (in the middle of the night)

© 2016 Kugel Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Let You Roll
LET YOU ROLL
(Mandy Goldman/Samuel B. Lupowitz)

You can’t be mad because I fooled ya
You know that I fooled ya
Got you twisted all around yeah,
You can’t be mad because I’m cooler,
You know that I’m cooler,
Got you wishin you could be like me

I don’t care if you are jealous
I got better things to do
Than to mess around with you

I’m gonna leave you high and dry
I’m leavin this all behind
You never knew how much you needed me
I’m gonna leave you on your own
You wanna be in control
I’ll take my wheels off of this train
And I’ll let you roll

I’ll let you be the bigger person
you can have the attention
And it’s no sweat off my back, no
I’ll let you think that you’re the queen,
I don’t need that scene,
It don’t mean that much to me

I don’t care if you’re a star
I got better things to do
Than to play these games with you

I’m gonna leave you high and dry
I’m leavin this all behind
You never knew how much you needed me
I’m gonna leave you on your own
You wanna be in control
I’ll take my wheels off of this train
And I’ll let you roll

I have been trying to let things go
But I can’t take it anymore
I’ve been trying to break free
But all this trying’s hurting me

I’m gonna leave you high and dry
I’m leavin this all behind
You never knew how much you needed me
I’m gonna leave you on your own
You wanna be in control
I’ll take my wheels off of this train
And I’ll let you roll
Track Name: Just Like You
JUST LIKE YOU
(Harry Nichols)

Girl what are you trying to do here?
Taking your licks with a smile on your face
trying to bring yourself to ruin
it’s gonna haunt you one of these days

I was just like you once upon a time
I was just like you in someone else's rhyme
I was just like you

Boy what are you trying to do here
why can't you see the ring on her hand
boy did you think it time to move in
lucky for you kid, I understand

I was just like you when I was younger man
I was just like you when I didn't have a plan

I was a blind man until I saw the sign
and somewhere I lost track along the way
I been walking around 5th avenue all this time
If I thought you knew I'd ask you to point the way

Oh all these wondering people
nothing to do, no place to be
the bars are as empty as the steeple
yeah, no one's coming home with me

walk with me once or twice dear,
those shoes could use breaking in
tell me what we got if we can't steer,
what have we got if we can’t get in

I was just like you when I didn't give a damn
I was just like you when i didn't understand.

I was a blind man until I saw the sign
and somewhere I lost track along the way
I been walking around 5th avenue all this time
If I thought you knew I'd ask you to point the way

I was a blind man until I saw the sign
and somewhere I lost track along the way
I been walking around 5th avenue all this time
If I thought you knew I'd ask you to point the way
If I thought you knew I'd ask you to point the way
Track Name: Annie's Song
ANNIE'S SONG
(Harry Nichols)

Annie turns back around,
Unaccustomed to the sound
The band is playing so damn loud
Trying hard to figure out

How she could feel so worn
Even though she feels no thorn
Her old Fugazi t-shirt torn
Anything to stop the mourn

But still it falls all away
When I ask her she’ll say
she just having one of those days

You’re not gonna make me say goodbye
No I will not form those words, I will not breathe the lie
You’re not gonna get me to walk away
From my golden photographs hanging in the window pane
And I know that you won’t let me fall apart
Would you love?

I know how she feels
Got a burden at my heels
Trying to speed out of here
But no one wants to grab the wheel

So we keep ruining each other well
Promising we’ll never tell
Do anything to keep this spell
We got each other’s storms to quell

So doctor more novocaine
Just to block out the day
It’s gotta be better this way

You’re not gonna make me say goodbye
No I will not form those words, I will not breathe the lie
You’re not gonna get me to walk away
From my golden photographs hanging in the window pane
And I know that you won’t let me fall apart
Would you love?

And if something goes awry, then who am I to tell you know
You and I could burn out fine, but then again, I don’t know
And darling if you walked away, then who am I to say goodbye,
goodbye
Track Name: Dave Coulier
DAVE COULIER
(Harry Nichols)

I’m bringing out the worst in you
You’re making all my worst shine through
So what am I to do
About your busted Malibu?

Calling me from highway one
On your way to Carolina’s sun
What have you gone and done?
Your new girl is on the run

Maybe it’s the day we set it right
And so I tell ya baby

I can be the girl to fix it for you
You really ought to know
I can be the girl to fix it for you
So tell me where I gotta go

I was stumbling in the dark for you
You were never there, for all I went through
I thought I was in the center room
‘Til I felt that draft i could not get to
All this time to brood
All this time to brood

Climbing in the driver’s seat
Tryin’ to give your love to me
How bad could it be
I’m not as angry as I seem

A secret hiding in my hand
A sudden pain you hadn’t planned
And you can’t form the words
And you can’t quite stand

Today’s the day I finally set it right
And so I tell you baby

I won’t be the girl to fix it for you
Yeah, you really ought to know
I won’t be the girl to fix it for you
You really ought to know

I was numb as you are now my love
Not a drink on earth could ever pick me up
Feel your body start to rise and fall
Go and kid yourself, you’ll be fine after all,
after all, yeah

Getting high after I got low
Sudden drive to Mexico
There’s a man upon the waves
I can’t tell a thing he says

My reward for all you put me through
And so I tell him baby

I can be the girl who makes you question
All you used to know
Don’t you mind this red hour glass tattoo now
Long as you don’t go

He acts just like you used to
He reminds me of you
There’s this itch in my brain
Starts the old familiar pain

But I won’t be the one to break his heart
And so I tell him baby

I can be the girl who makes you question
all you used to know
Don’t you mind this red hour glass tattoo now
As long as you don’t go

I can’t be the girl to fix it for you
You really ought to know
I will be the girl who sticks it to you
And you ought to know.
Track Name: Hang Me Out to Dry
HANG ME OUT TO DRY
(Mandy Goldman/Joe Massa/Samuel B. Lupowitz)

Now
It’s late in the evenin’
I see familiar shapes in my windowpane
I’m searching it for you
But I know what’s true
My window’s only good for lookin through

And I, I wanna know the answers
For when you’re coming in, when you leave again
Staring at the door
Don’t know what for
You’re not comin home to me no more

But I’m biding my time
Waiting for you to come back in my life
I’m feeling so tired
You run me round, you hang me out to dry

Now,
I’m wrestling with your shadow
It’s keeping me awake in my darkest hour.
Reflections keep on,
They just lead me on,
Giving you this love has left me gone

But I’m still biding my time
Waiting for you to come back in my life
Feeling so tired
Of you running round, and hangin me to dry

Oh but mercy me, I’m feeling so down
And mercy me, I’m feeling pushed around
I don’t know what to do
I can’t depend on you,
I start to break,
I start to make it right

But I’m still biding my time
Waiting for you to get out of my life
I’ve never felt so tired
Won’t let you run me round, don’t hang me out to dry

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