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madi sipes AND the painted blue

 

Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue is a band from San Francisco, fronted by singer and electric guitarist, Madi Sipes. With her captivating voice and mature songwriting, Madi started gaining fans at a young age in her hometown of Placerville, California.

While performing one of her songs at a summer camp talent show, Madi caught the attention of counselor and Los Angeles-based songwriter Andrew Heringer. The two began long-distance collaboration over the next few years, while Andrew was performing and touring in the band Milo Greene.

In the spring of 2015, Madi recruited longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koehn (drums) to form her band. The band traveled to Los Angeles to finish writing and recording the final few songs for Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue’s debut EP: Sex & Sadness. Pulling from a diversity of influences -- including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Ocean and Fleet Foxes -- the Sex & Sadness EP showcases what The Sacramento Bee describes as “feisty and sultry indie soul pop."

 

Madi Sipes // Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Nick Cunningham // Bass, Synthesizer
Caleb Koehn // Drums, Sampling

 

 
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UPCOMING SHOWS

October 27th - Drakes Brewery at The Barn - Sacramento, CA // FREE

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PHOTOS

All photo credits to Ryan Devisser

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PRIVACY VINYL

180 gram, blue.

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press and booking inquiries: nickingham@hotmail.com

 

 
 

"After Hours"

 

Take off

my black lace with your teeth

Tonight

my baby's getting everything

Because, I fall, in lust

He don't know

the proper time to leave

 

Baby wants to go out

After hours, I'm sure

If you know me by now

You know nothing at all

Baby wants to go out

After hours, I'm sure

Street lights flickering now

Hotel room, close the door

After hours

 

Your skin

Bathed in neon lights

I don’t

Ever want you out of my sights

Because, I fall, in lust

He don't know

the proper time to leave

 

Baby wants to go out

After hours, I'm sure

If you know me by now

You know nothing at all

Baby wants to go out

After hours, I'm sure

Street lights flickering now

Hotel room, close the door

 

Baby wants to go out

After hours, I'm sure

If you know me by now

You know nothing at all

Baby wants to go out

After hours, I'm sure

Street lights flickering now

Hotel room, close the door

After hours, Oh, After Hours

Oh, Baby wants to go out

"Lullaby"

 

Don't, don't say goodnight

But sing, a lullaby

So we, can go to sleep forever

And, in our vulnerable state

We'll think that the whole world's weight

Is gone, gone away forever

 

I don't feel lonely like I usually do

There's no need for counting sheep

I don't feel lonely like I usually do

When you lull me gently to sleep

 

Oh, just close your eyes

And we'll dream

the rest of our lives away

If not today, forever

And, if you are worried

lay your troubles down

Be still

Stay if you will, forever

 

I don't feel lonely like I usually do

There's no need for counting sheep

I don't feel lonely like I usually do

When you lull me gently to sleep

And

I don't feel lonely like I usually do

There's no need for counting sheep

I don't feel lonely like I usually do

When you lull me gently

(Won't you) lull me gently

(Won't you) lull me gently to sleep

"Space"

 

I still love you when I'm sad

I still love you when I'm angry

When it's 2am and I'm lonely

Wish you were playing in my hair

I still need you when I'm weak

Though I try to never be weak, but

 

And I crave you always,

but I'll give you your space

And I crave you always,

but I'll give you your-

And I crave you always,

but I'll give you your space

 

I promise to paint you pictures

With my fingertips

In the fog on car windows

That we make when we kiss, oh

 

And I crave you always,

but I'll give you your space

And I crave you always,

but I'll give you your-

And I need you always,

but I'll give you your space

Yeah I crave you always

but I'll give you your-

 

And I crave you always,

but I'll give you your space

And I crave you always,

And I crave you always.

 

“Blue Jean Baby"

 

To the best of my knowledge

I'm being honest

You're a real sharp dude with your hair slicked back

Blue jean baby,

Drive me crazy

I like the way you look when you're dressed in black

 

Boy you're a stunner

Got it from your mother

You walk around here like you own the game

Ladies go crazy

Blue jean baby,

By the end of the night

You'll know my name

 

I'm a good girl, on the outside

On the inside you don't even know a thing

I'm a good girl, on the outside

On the inside you don't know

 

And I know that I don't even know ya

I don't know ya

Doesn't matter that you don't even know me

You don't know me (blue jean baby)

And I know that I don't even know ya

I don't know ya

Doesn't matter that you don't even know me

You don't know me

Blue jean baby

 

You're a go-getter

Go get with her

Making eyes from across the room

Take my lighter

Style's on fire

Fatal attraction, I am doomed

 

Sugar you're a stunner

Got it from your mother

You walk around here like you own the game

Ladies go crazy

Blue jean baby,

By the end of the night

You'll know my name

 

I'm a good girl, on the outside

On the inside you don't even know a thing

I'm a good girl, on the outside

On the inside you don't know

 

And I know that I don't even know ya

I don't know ya

Doesn't matter that you don't even know me

You don't know me (blue jean baby)

And I know that I don't even know ya

I don't know ya

Doesn't matter that you don't even know me

You don't know me

Blue jean baby

“Sex & Sadness”

 

Everything I write is

About sex and sadness

You prove to encourage

These thoughts of mine

Every lyric lately

Is reminiscent vaguely

Of words you sighed into my skin

Come evening time

 

Lavender taste

Stain-glass love laced

In fragile lies

Kiss me again

And I will pretend

I don’t see it in your eyes

 

Wish I could forget how

Your mellow speaking voice sounds

Gentle like a sunset

Whisperinmg into my ear

Now every song I sing is

About sex and sadness

Baby, you’re the baddest

And I am your doll

 

Lavender taste

Stain-glass love laced

In fragile lies

Kiss me again

And I will pretend

I don’t see it in your eyes

Lavender taste

Stain-glass love laced

In fragile lies

Kiss me again

And I will pretend

I don’t see it in your eyes

"Making it Up"

 

Take it

I take it with my eyes shut, baby

Breaking,

boy you've had a dark mind lately

 

Do you really wanna play this game?

Turning every word I say

Now you're gonna call me crazy

 

I'm not making it up

I'm not making it up

I'm not making it up, up, up, up

 

Lover,

I'm not your enemy

I'm still your darling

I wonder

Why you've been making something

out of nothing

 

Do you really wanna pass the blame?

Turning every word I say

Now you're gonna call me crazy

 

I'm not making it up

I'm not making it up

I'm not making it up, up, up, up

 

 (Now you’re gonna call me crazy) x2

 

I'm not making it up (you break)

I'm not making it up (everything)

I'm not making it up, up, up, up (I'm left trying to put it back together again) 

“Mystery Novels”

 

You’re a silent film that

I’ve been trying to decode,

but I can’t read your lips

the script is tearing at the fold

You’re a rainy day in the middle of July

Glad that you are here, but I never was quite sure why

 

I think all the authors write

       their mystery novels about you. (x2)

 

You are abstract art

hung on a wall without a frame

try to figure out what it means

but the painter never gave you a name

You’re a diamond ring I found inside a thrift store,

and I can’t help but wonder who owned you before

 

I think all the authors write

  their mystery novels about you. (x5)

Mystery novels, about-

“Unrequited”

 

It don’t hurt till you’re bleeding

and by then it’s too late

Now I know how the men before you felt when

I let them in for a short while, then

made them go away

Why can’t I stop overthinking?

Thought I’d be fine all alone

but I miss the smell of your cologne, and

how your bloodshot eyes undressed me

every time that I came home

 

You don’t reply the way you used to

I wonder if it’s something I said

Sorry if I acted cold,

That’s just the way things are in my head

 

Life would be so easy

If people said how they felt

but instead we wind up in guessing games

injecting words we want to hear

in other people’s mouths

 

You don’t reply the way you used to

I wonder if it’s something I said

Sorry if I acted cold,

That’s just the way things are in my head

You don’t reply the way you used to

I wonder if it’s something I said

Sorry if I acted cold, that’s

just the way things

just the way things

just the way things

are in my head

“Blue"

 

Drink,

I am your water

Please do

as I taught you

 

It's simple, it's simple but it's true

My sad soul's your favourite shade of blue

 

Now sink,

I am your water

Wade into my arms

if you wanna

 

It's simple, it's simple but it's true

(My sad soul's your favorite shade of blue) x3