Rubber Teardrop

The new album is now available!

tracklist

  • 01. hush
  • 02. river stone
  • 03. anchor
  • 04. rubber teardrop
  • 05. bridge on fire
  • 06. wide open
  • 07. earthquake
  • 08. between the bars
  • 09. avalon
  • 10. i am what i am not
  • 11. clean
  • 12. hush now (remix)

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Dangerous Fruit

Stephanie Schneiderman delivers a new gorgeous recording that transcends
genre and defies convention. Dangerous Fruit reveals 11 songs that artfully combine pop, trip hop, soul, electronica and folk and will appeal to listeners of Goldfrapp, Feist, Suzanne Vega and Beth Orton Produced by Keith Schreiner, Dangerous Fruit retains Stephanie’s rootsy flair, distinctive vocals and intricate songwriting while also launching her sound in a completely new, uncharted direction.

tracklist

  • 01. twenty slivers
  • 02. when you touch me
  • 03. first crack
  • 04. dark is easier
  • 05. oxygen
  • 06. dangerous fruit
  • 07. stone china
  • 08. recognize
  • 09. diry and glean
  • 10. guilty
  • 11. bianca

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Live at Kung Fu Bakery

Live at Kung Fu Bakery ranges in character from the soulful lounginess
of Tom Wait's "Jockey Full of Bourbon," to the drunken, straight-ahead rock of "Betty," to the simple moody and sparse "Professor Sunshine," each song is imbued with a distinct emotional character. JAM Magazine wrote: "There are people you run across in your life's journey whose stories, images, emotions and abilities trigger an unexpected and inexplicable influence. For many people, Stephanie Schneiderman and the music she produces, is just that."

tracklist

  • 01. kid domino
  • 02. salty blues
  • 03. some birds ain't supposed to fly
  • 04. jockey full of bourbon
  • 05. debutainted
  • 06. fly me to the moon
  • 07. when you touch me
  • 08. you're the one
  • 09. professor sunshine
  • 10. betty

Tea & Revenge (Dirty Martini)

Tea and Revenge was recorded at Portland’s Type Foundry Studios
in the Spring of 2006 by producers Dave Allen and John Askew. Allen and Askew shaped the sound of Tea and Revenge by deconstructing Dirty Martini’s songs and rebuilding them in the studio working with guest musicians. Allen and Askew also played on the record and the result of their production is an incredible album that proves Dirty Martini’s unique talents as singers and songwriters. The album will be released nationally on September 26th 2006.

tracklist

  • 01.waiting for magic
  • 02.blooming
  • 03.princess wave
  • 04.low
  • 05.in the end it's over
  • 06.strong swimmer
  • 07.enough of empty
  • 08.ghost of a sailor
  • 09.easy kill
  • 10.frosting and cake
  • 11.carnivore

Touch Down

Touch Down exudes an artful maturity. Stephanie purposefully intermingles
her roots in jazz, soul, pop and classical music with her own intricate songwriting.
Her voice is understated, sultry, and laced with delicate vocal precision and depth that is expressive and emotionally forthright. The song-poems evoke a sense
of longing and bittersweet bafflement while moving from dark places
of despair to light-filled whimsy.

tracklist

  • 01. baffled queen
  • 02. shadow
  • 03. you're the one
  • 04. professor sunshine
  • 05. touch down
  • 06. kid domino
  • 07. pendulum
  • 08. all gone
  • 09. salty blues
  • 10. debutainted
  • 11. how happy
  • 12. gypsy soul
  • 13. baffled queen reprise

Unbelievably Unbroken

"Varied in range yet solidly written, richly produced without sounding too slick, immediately familiar but begging further examination. Unbelievably Unbroken is unbelievably good." – Oregonian

tracklist

  • 01.new skin completed
  • 02.anyway
  • 03.daddy's getting closer
  • 04.unbelievably unbroken
  • 05.lucy
  • 06.remember you
  • 07.why did you run
  • 08.betty
  • 09.deep end
  • 10.how long
  • 11.marmalade
  • 12.some birds ain't supposed to fly

Fall Sessions EP

Fall Sessions is a collection of songs recorded in a couple days at a large warehouse studio called Are You Listening. The recordings have an organic, loose quality while retaining the live chemistry of the band and sultriness that is inherent in Stephanie’s melodies.

tracklist

  • 01. force to be reckoned
  • 02. jockey full of bourbon
  • 03. josh
  • 04. I'll be your mirror
  • 05. the perfect fuck off
  • 06. dead voices
  • 07. just as well

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RUBBER TEARDROP
(2011)

Hush

It’s the air that you take when you walk in this world
the sound that you make when you take it for the giving
a claim ownership of everything
now you’re taking my time and wasting it
you’re taking my time and wasting it
you’re taking my time

It’s a test of what you’re made of every time you wake up
every time you make your best laid plans
account of where you’re broken
every time you’re spoken to this way
it’s a joke it’s a game for every second of pain
account of what you’re choosing
you’re finding or you’re losing
a crime
of crossing your line
again and again and again

Hush now wait for it
Hush now for the catastrophe
To rush in you’re too late now for it
Hush now

It’s a test of what you’re made of every time you wake up
Every breath you take is calculated
Every word you say, every bed you lay
Every lie is carefully played
It’s a joke for every second of pain
It’s a shadow on your name
Account where you’re jade
You’re crying or elated
You’re so complicated
You’re so complicated…

River Stone

Voice is pitch tight
Pulled with the gravity with the gravity of
Always in the right deep in your certainty with the urgency of
Your soul is singing different words
And it’s cold on the floor of the river

I am alone alone together
And you are alone alone together

The bank of the river it leads you underground
And it pulls you down again
There’s a hole in your heart that you cover with bones again
You’re broken from the wind and the rain
But you’re the stronger one if you let it wash you away

I am alone alone together
And you are alone alone together

All this pain is desire
Wasted faith and desire
Heavy rain to carry me home
To carry me alone
Like a river stone

I am alone alone together
And you are alone alone together

Anchor

I feel it coming
a shadow wave
and all the people

in it’s wake
hole into bone
bone into ashes
the lonely day
the way you hold me
the things you said
the way you told me
the shrinking of the sun
I’m blind today

I need an anchor
An anchor to hold on to me

To hold me quiet
Hold me steady from the rage

A silent Sunday
the birds have flown
a chain of its own kind
I stand alone
in a thousand faces
its yours I know

I need an anchor
I need you to hold on to me
told hold me quiet
hold me steady from the rage
steady from the wave

Rubber Teardrop

I wait at the bottom
and I want to only want
and I have a plastic soul for you
You gave me my heart
and you made me like this
and you left me
with a rubber teardrop

And I can’t undo
Wouldn’t even want to
The weight of you
On my heart

Last fall I saw you
with my eyes and my new tongue
I’m here with the taste of wanting
from down here at the bottom
I’ll wait even when you’re gone
and I’ll want with a ghost of a smile

And I can’t undo
Wouldn’t even want to
The weight of you
On my heart

Bridge on Fire

Sinking train
you’re ringing your bell in vein
my heart it is sore pounding
sore pounding
speed against my skin
watching your tornado spin
amount that I love you
it keeps me close to

And the flame goes high
in the charcoaled sky
bridge on fire bridge on fire
I’m at the water’s edge
with the things you said
I know it’s sad but I’m so glad
you can’t cross over

Under mazes of
faded burnt out traces of
true blue you
and you were sharpening your knife
under the table all this time
waiting for me to stand in line
of your fire

Cho

Wide Open

Swing it sideways into my eyes open
Into your eyes wide open
You’re a diamond into my heart broken
Into your eyes wide open

Now you’re rooted in tangled under my skin broke me wide open

You’re the candle I’m the curl of your smoke ring
Into your heart open
I wouldn’t trade wouldn’t trade a thing
Into your heart open

Now you’re rooted in tangled under my skin broke me wide open

I could climb inside
You pull my tide high

Swing it sideways into my eyes open
Into your eyes wide open
You’re a diamond into my heart broken
Into your heart open

Now you’re rooted in tangled under my skin broke me wide open

You are the shine on the inside
Broke me open wide…

Swing it sideways into my eyes open
Into yourmy eyes wide open

Now you’re rooted in tangled under my skin broke me wide open
Now you’re rooted in tangled under my skin broke me wide open

Earthquake

Guess you couldn’t find a way to face your lies
you forgot yourself and you erased your eyes
now the earth has fallen and the ground is shaken
tears down my face

When you left this world you left a wake of fire
you were always someone that I could admire
now I know we’re living in a world of liars
tears down my face
Now the years have washed away your
Washed away your sin
All the tears are back in her heart
Back in her heart again

Now your name is broken and you fame is shattered
they’ll be no one singing when the ash is scattered
now the earth has fallen and the ground is shaken
tears down my face

Now the years have washed away your
Washed away your sin
All the tears are back in her heart

Back in her heart again

You made your bed you wouldn’t lie down
Couldn’t stand another day
You were the fool that april morning
Took your lies and ran away

Between the Bars
(By Elliott Smith)

Drink up, baby
stay up all night
the things you could do
you won't but you might
the potential you'll be
you'll never see
the promises you'll only make

drink up with me now

forget all about
the pressure of days
do what I say
and I'll make you okay
I’ll drive them away
images stuck in your head

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
They push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Drink up, baby, look at the stars
I'll kiss you again
between the bars
where I'm seeing you there
your hands in the air
waiting to finally be caught

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
They push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Avalon

Morning waiting for the flood to hit this heart
with fresh teeth waiting
in your desert eyes you
could see this side of true
looking for dry land to fall on to
even the day is night
even the truth’s a lie
muscle through
with blurry vision

Avalon your full moon’s hiding
Nothing stays the same
But the earth and rain
Holding on while you’re life is sliding
Like the desert sand
Through my empty hands
Morning waiting for the rain to flood into this heart again
down where the dark’s alive
down in the deepest night
hit my heart
with fresh teeth waiting

Cho

Down where the dark’s alive
down in the deepest night
muscle through
with blurry vision

I Am What I Am Not

The finish line disintegrates
the hurricane you couldn’t chase
and you can dig your claws in
til they’re blue again

I am what I am not
Not what I am

And there’s a shadow on you
that you don’t belong to
it’s a slow fade
to a paler shade

I am what I am not
Not what I am (what I am not)

Clean

Licking up your wounds
trying to clean your bruise
from your fall
taking it in stride
all you have to hide
from us all
and the ground is empty hollow where you stand
and your shattered and your sadder than you said
but how you feel isn’t wrong

How long til you come
How long til you come
How long til you come
Clean

And everyone is running from you fast
from the dirty you’re digging from the past
it’s a funny way to make your love last
some kind of wonderful
it’s a stone cold lie
when you look me in the eyes
and you’re telling lies

Hush Now Remix

It’s the air that you take when you walk in this world
the sound that you make when you take it for the giving
a claim ownership of everything
now you’re taking my time and wasting it

Hush now wait for it
Hush now for the catastrophe
To rush in you’re too late now for it
Hush now

It’s a test of what you’re made of every time you wake up
every time you make your best laid plans
on account of where you’re broken
every time you’re spoken to this way
it’s a joke it’s a game for every second of pain
on account of what you’re choosing
you’re finding or you’re losing
a crime
of crossing the line
again and again and again

Cho

In a life that’s carefully led
and every word that is carefully said a
And every breath that you’re carefully taken
in a world that you calculated
it’s a test a test of what you’re made of
every time every time you wake up
it’s a test a test of what you’re made of
you make it so complicated

DANGEROUS FRUIT
2008 (New release)

Twenty Slivers

The words stick even still
Sour tar beneath my nails
Inside the cracks
I thought I got you all out
Your gravity coming down
A quite prison even now
I thought I got you all out

And even with new skin and a different lie
You get under you get in
Every bullet I dodged in the blink of you eye
Twenty slivers in my skin
Even now you made it in
Even now you made it in
A thousand miles from me now
From your piercing glances
Even still
I can feel your eyes somehow
Ever word was paper thin
Every hill into a mountain
I thought I got you all out

Even with new skin and a different lie
You get under you get in
Every bullet that came within an inch of my life
Was it the flame you tried to kill
Your words haunt me even still
I’m afraid they always will
The words stick even still
And I’m afraid they always will….

When You Touch Me

It’s in your skin it’s in your eyes
in the brown of earth beneath your skies
it’s in your hands like the salt of the sea
when you touch me
when you touch me

I have this fire
frozen in my heart
I have this fire
frozen in my heart
It’s in your skin it’s in your heart
it’s your reason it’s who you are
it’s the wind inside the tree
when you touch me
when you touch me

It’s in your skin in your eyes
in your truth in your life
in your heart in your dream
in your mind what you believe
it’s in the salt beneath your skin
it’s how you think it’s where you’ve been
it’s in your reason it’s in your love

First Crack

Have you ever thought about it
have you ever gone this far
now I’m calling you out about it
have you ever gone this far
and it feels like a broken piece of glass
and it feels like a hologram at best
swollen words of emptiness
have you ever thought about it
If this is the first crack
it’s the one you can’t get back
it’s the one you can’t get back
now you’re shattering the rest
with your words of emptiness
Every moment a dying race
every word to save your face
swollen words of grace
have you ever thought about
have you ever thought about

Dark is Easier

Eyes are better off blind
Tears are better stone dry
The heart is better shut tight
When the numbness is inside
when the numbness is inside
Words on a page
Words like a ghost from a grave
Words took you away
And I know how to lie
I know how to lie (in)

The dark is easer
The dark is easier
The dark is easier
In the night
In the night
Love will color your skin brown
Life to the river where you drowned
Soles never touched the ground
And I will lay my body down
I will lay my body down
Eyes are better off blind
Tears now the pain is mine
My heart is bleeding your bloodline
Living inside living inside

Oxygen

I want to be your oxygen
just for a moment
I want to be that death defying
life defining need
I want to be your oxygen
just for a moment
I want to feel desire you
can cut thru for me

I’m on fire to be your love
I can’t breathe without your love
I can’t hold my breath that long
I can’t live without oxygen
I want to be your oxygen
just for a moment
I want to feel the savoring
the favoring of me
I want to feel your lips on mine
just like the first time
I want to feel the heat in your heart for me

I want to be your oxygen
just for a moment
I want to feel that death defying
life defining need
I want to be your oxygen
just for a moment
but you are you are
the oxygen the oxygen you need

Dangerous Fruit

A shiny fruit can burn
so desirable
you’ll never ever learn
to walk away
and is it ok
to wander down this way
is it ok
to wander down
laa kiss me…

Kiss me cool and kiss me quiet
touch me til I’m blue
it’s the strangest fire
dangerous fruit
Blinding the sun that burns
until it drowns you
you’ll never ever learn
to walk away
and is it ok
to cross the line this way
is it ok
laa

Stone China

In the east wind
in the silent prayer
with my sad heart
I felt you there
I felt you there
In the heated rain
with the night in your eyes
and the ache of happiness
you made me shine
you made me shine

Stone China
cold fire of blue
stone china
I could never get old of you
When the shadows fall
when the dark rises
in a swollen dream
you made me believe
you made me believe

In the east wind
in the silent prayer
with my sad heart
I felt you there
I felt you there

Recognize

Her eyes weathered deep and full
and mine wide open for the first time
I could never know what you know
I could never see what you’ve seen
and in a world of unfamiliar eyes
I could recognize

I could recognize your heart
I could recognize your heart
and I drift thru the days
trying to remember your face
trying to recall your eyes
I memorized
Are you calloused deep in
have tears cut canyons in your skin
and with your son at your side
and love in your eyes
are you stronger even then even when

Dirty and Clean

There is a ghost
deep in my throat
shoving it down
speak and you choke
every fire
sharpens the flood
throbbing and wild
stained in blood
and each little lie
making mountains
mountains I climb
wasting my time
wasting my time
feeding the fire
teasing the lies
with dirt in my eyes
Ohh dirt in my eyes…
Pissed it away
the heroes are gone
dirt in their sheets
rum on their tongues
somewhere between
dirty and clean
water and smoke
laugh and you choke
Ohh dirt in my eyes…
There is a ghost
deep in my throat
shoving it down
speak and you choke
somewhere between
dirty and clean
the truth and the lie
with dirt in my eyes
Ohh dirt in my eyes…
10 Guilty
Where would I go
How would I know
Where would I stand
If you never loved
You couldn’t show
You didn’t know
You’d never hold my hand
Long enough for me to
Feel past your fingertips
They’d never linger like
Your lips would linger on mine
You’d lay your eyes on me
Then lay goodbyes on me
Every everytime

And I charge you with this
That you really loved me
And I could feel it in your kiss yes yes
That you really love
And you wouldn’t admit to me
I find you guilty
Of really loving me
You were afraid
You couldn’t stay
You’d never say
The truth behind your eyes
You’d tell me lies
You’d criticize
But I wouldn’t buy it
Cause I could see right through you
You wouldn’t give me the time of your day
You’d only give me your nights one way

I wouldn’t buy it your coolness the quiet
Your lie is a riot to me
You wouldn’t give me your love
You were way far above
Like a dark brooding cloud
Over see

Bianca

Bianca didn’t have to ask
her skin was like leather
her eyes were like a deer’s
in the cold November weather
her favorite color was green
she offered up the only thing she could
silver beads

There on a street corner
on a cold November midnight
lost in the city
lost in her dark life
like a dirty postcard
passed around and used
when did your dreaming end
Bianca

She spoke about a man
who loved and left her
she said wasn’t any good
to go and remember
she’d been beaten down
she wore it on her face
how can someone take the cold
with that kind of grace