We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Intervention, Displacement & Return

by Lake Ruth

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more


  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited, 77 edition cassette released on WW2W (France) for International Cassette Store Day, 2017. Includes download, sticker, and three collectible synth cards that feature instruments used in the recordings. EU / UK please order via bandcamp.ww2w.fr to save postage.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Intervention, Displacement & Return via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

Lyrics: So said the ranger to the corps: "What's the time there? ...seems like an age since you hatched your futile plan". Winter in the Andes all out misery so you're listening in to everything No it needn't take long to learn their mistake half an hour easy to pass the night away on borrowed time The last of the dogs have gone to rot make your rest here we'll take a lock of hair and say that you sleep now
Lyrics: He took the late flight home then opened up his door to the gaze of a stranger Made for the local store where he spied his desired wandering the aisle "I've seen you before far from town on a long-forgotten day But who we were I can't recall for the life of me" She looked around once more and thought she heard a voice over the speaker Then a familiar tune echoing out to only static and noise
Lyrics: I found a door You know the number... Oh it grows light again I wake with an open hand And can't remember Yet still i yearn to Recover it from The empty morning I have a key You know the answer…
Reaching the water's edge and the sky overhead Is the eye of a hurricane The open shore so still Wherever your reach falls You'll never find me Far out to sea Never before did I dare to depart from your isle But darling we said the wrong things My only hope, escape Out on the ebb tide You'll never find me Far out to sea
Now that I have the evidence I'll head for the distant border First I'll hit the trail and when I reach the road Outrun the approaching convoy I heard the noise and could not sleep Turning the whole night over She was not the first to go yet everyone Recoiled from where they found her And who are these faces Pale and unmoved Immune to my films The hearing adjourned What of this city Strangers and shades Scraping the sky At sea I lay in a lonely hold Keeping my hidden camera Safe from the raging storms above That now I wish had drowned me
Don't blow your lines dear you know there is no choice to be had Just give it some time dear and you'll see there was never a chance Their side is sleeping now is the time Here is the hour dear that we end this reprieve and decide Or all that you love dear will burn out under blistering skies See, I have prayed for this everyday A last minute call spares the fate of us all not a soul will learn how we made such a narrow escape A ring in the night and the flickering light dims to green then she sighs and swears to try again credits


8 song EP by Lake Ruth & Listening Center:

"Intervention, Displacement & Return"

A limited edition cassette out 10-14-17 on WW2W (France).

Orders: bandcamp.ww2w.fr


A1 Winter's Lesson (with Listening Center)
A2 The Frozen Aisle
A3 Empty Morning
A4 A Captive Reaches the Sea (with Listening Center)

B1 Dry Salt in Our Hair (Le SuperHomard cover)
B2 Pictures from Home
B3 What Does Joan Say?
B4 Monstre Sacre (Stereolab cover, with Listening Center)

"Dry Salt In Our Hair" available for download via Le Pop Club Records:


"Monstre Sacre" available for download via TBTCI:


All other tracks available for download via Lake Ruth


released October 14, 2017

B1 ⓒ Vaillant
B4 ⓒ Gane / Sadier
B4 Mixed by Graham Walsh & Mastered by Shane Chaney
All other songs written and produced by Lake Ruth & Listening Center
Additional Production Assistance by Jed Marshall / Cyborg Audio
Graphic Design by Stephen Grasso
ⓒ ⓟ 2017 Lake Ruth


all rights reserved



Lake Ruth New York, New York

NYC's Lake Ruth was formed in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist Hewson Chen of The New Lines, drummer Matt Schulz (Holy Fuck / Enon / SAVAK) and vocalist Allison Brice (The Eighteenth Day Of May, The Silver Abduction).

Their debut LP, Actual Entity, came out in 2016 on The Great Pop Supplement (UK). A second album, Birds of America, was released February 2018 on Feral Child (UK).
... more

contact / help

Contact Lake Ruth

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Lake Ruth, you may also like: