The Rust Belt EP

by Carlin Guthrie

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released July 10, 2013

Guitar, vocals, piano - Carlin Guthrie
Drums, assisting vocals - Ian Smith
Bass - Zack Cramp

Recorded and Mixed at Vaughan Music Studios in Columbus, Ohio
Engineered by Matt Hagberg
Mastered by Carlin Guthrie
Photography by Cassidy Guthrie



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Carlin Guthrie Columbus, Ohio

Raised in the heart of the Midwest, Carlin started playing guitar when he was six years old. At an early age, he began to write original songs, attracted to blues and classic rock. Influenced by Midwestern success stories like Jack White and Dan Auerbach, Carlin combines a rough edged blues-rock sound with grunge and funk reminiscent of Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... more

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Track Name: Rust Belt
Industrial illusions,
Blind the foreign eye.
Just because we're not as flashy,
We won't be thrown off to the side.

But everything's not what it seems,
Outside the Rust Belt.
No matter where life places me,
I'm from the Rust Belt.

Living in a city,
That goes to sleep at night,
We don't have to sell our souls,
To get our name in flashing lights.
Track Name: Quick Draw
My mind's in an elevator, elevating, going crazy, I need to go faster, there's no time to go slow.
You see me coming, then you're running, I'll be blowing by you, slowing time, my shot is faster than you ever could know.
Quick draw, then you fall, silence Mr. Know-it-all, after this is over you won't doubt me again.
For this town, for this city, for the people who stand with me, I don't have an option, no, I came here to win.

So are you ready to go?
Let's get rough and get low.
Watch me get in the zone.
This place is gonna explode!

Skydiving, I'll be flying circles round you, circles round you, you'll be trying hard to find out where I am.
Tower top, sniper shot, I'm already on your block, tell me I can't do it but you know that I can.
Studying your every move, I know what you're gonna do, think that you can fool me but you live in the past.
Cut across, take it from you, now you wish you didn't come here, I don't need a trophy cause this feeling will last.