Sherman Oaks

by Sherman Oaks

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In February 2017 we traveled to Los Angeles to record our first EP.
The trip was a childhood dream come true.


released November 24, 2017

Written by Matteo Karkazis & Kyon Edelenbosch
Engineered & mixed by Gareth Schumacher
Produced by Gareth Schumacher, Matteo Karkazis & Kyon Edelenbosch
Recorded at FWD PRO, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Ryan Wasoba at Bird Cloud Recording, Edwardsville, IL

Kyon Edelenbosch on vocals & guitars.
Matteo Karkazis on vocals, guitars, piano & bass.
Gareth Schumacher on backing vocals, guitar, piano, bass, synth & drums.
Stijn Kunneman did backing vocals for "I Know I Promised" and "Sherman Oaks".
Tim Hilliard did drums on "Settle Down".
Stefan 't Hooft did additional bass on "Sherman Oaks".


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Sherman Oaks Netherlands

Sherman Oaks is a melancholic pop band from the Netherlands.

When they have to describe their music they'll say: "The Beach Boys, but sad."

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Track Name: I Know I Promised
I know I promised, but I feel so much better after midnight
And I'm sorry 'cause I am far too busy with myself
I might move away (where to go?)
Let me move away (where to go?)
I know I promised, but it all seems so easy in the moonlight
And I'm sorry but it feels like I am drowning in myself
I'm haunted by mistakes, won't go away
I'm not feeling safe inside my skin
I know I promised, but I feel so much better after midnight
Track Name: Settle Down
Settle down with me
Don´t move along without me
Different points of view, they don´t change how I feel
Like mirrors in a field, a truth to hard to yield

Time goes by so fast
There´s no changing the past
Should I just sit down and let it rest?
I'm lucid in my dreams, I'm going nowhere so it seems

Walk around in circles, the same old path

Settle down with me
Don't move along without me
Different points of view, they don't change how I feel
Maybe I'm just scared
I wasn't build to last
I've opened up, is that not enough?
Track Name: Sadly
I just can’t help it my eyelids are closing
Whenever I hear your voice
I want to sleep on your chest
We talked for hours when we were alone
Silence we’d understand
So far we’ve come sadly

There’s something that we can't confess
And it’s burning our insides out
There’s something we’re afraid to admit
And it’s burning our insides out

When we wake up
And you put on the best smile you can fake
While you know that we're drifting further away from reality
When we look at each other and know it's all over
And we tell ourselves that we need each other
In so many ways for times when we don't have a friend to rely on
Track Name: Sherman Oaks
I've seen all I've wanted to see when I was young
I can't fall back to the same routine
Lost in reverie, living nostalgic dreams
Now these memories are all i am

I'll see you again in my nostalgic dreams
Where we can meet endlessly

Give me something to rely on
'cause the distance seems to grow
I can't go through everyday
Knowing I'm not where I'm supposed to be
Feeling like I'm going nowhere
Being who I am today.