Crossing The Bar

from by Bully in the Hallway

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    Debut "L"P "Apples and Sunshine" from the Chicago Indie Rock ensemble known as bully in the hallway...

    "The truly refreshing aspect of Bully is their tendency to stray from the “yawn” music that dominates the indie-charts of today. (Not that there’s anything wrong with the likes of Grizzly Bear or Bon Iver; I just don’t want my entire iTunes library ending up in a sleep playlist.) This Chicago quintet is most definitely punk rock and embraces comparisons to Fugazi and other staples of the genre. Their first LP, Apples and Sunshine, aims to break ground as a fusion of punk to jazz to funk, and serves as a side dish to the outstanding live shows put on by the band for the past two years."

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Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For through from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.


from Apples and Sunshine, released July 18, 2009
Production: bully in the hallway

Music Written By: bully in the hallway

Lyrics By: Lord Alfred Tennyson

Engineering: Mike Lust at Phantom Manor

Mixing: Mike Lust at Phantom Manor

Mastering: Carl Saff at Saff Mastering


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Bully is a punk band from Chicago, Illinois.

Like all great things, we started as a joke in December of 2006.

If you want to contact us about shows, booking, events or just because you'd like to talk, email us at
bullyinthehallway (at) gmail (dot) com.
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