Sunday, August 15, 2010

so we realize that the lyrics in the artwork of our new record are very hard to read. this was intentional. however, we feel now that we'd like for those people who are curious enough to look for them to be able to find them somewhere. plus, a decent chunk wound up online already, so I figure we might as well go ahead and put the rest of them up. we would also like for people to be able to get what we're trying to say with this record, because it has a lot to do with our feelings towards the category that our band has been placed in. thank you for being interested, if you are.

you've been plagued by repetition
you've been plagued by feigned emotion

dime and suture
I can't believe what I see
staring out from the coast of this
glittering neon sea
standing still for the first time
as the tide climbs up to kiss my feet
and my senses scream 'its freezing'
but I know better than to believe them now
they tell me 'theres no meaning there'
as if I'd never searched on solid ground
and found nothing more than
the firm adherence to an old belief
that the air that fills a red balloon
would be different
were it green

but I can see
how you'd believe it
they were both so full of emptiness
they almost seemed real
and it can be so hard to tell
until they pop

how needing of compassion are we
who eavesdrop so obsessively
listening in on sick men mumbling secrets to themselves in empty rooms
and what audacity
what childish sort of pride
to drop their heartache at their feet
and cast their candidness aside
and looking not into their eyes
but through the vast network of screens
we scream:
'these strange new words of yours
no longer suit our needs'
as if we were the ones they sought to please

(the cure is your own words
if it doesn't burn its not working)

grime and glass

sometimes there's just so much to say
you don't say a word
silence buys you a little time
but not a reason why

(overheat and evaporate
leaving like smoke from between your teeth
hanging in dark clouds above our heads
old silence haunting us still
fenced in broken fields
missing points
in every voice a song
and every song a voice)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

As usual, its been forever since we've updated this thing. Rest assured, we've been hard at work. Our self titled full length is going to be released July 13th through The Mylene Sheath. Pre-order starts on June 25th. You can listen to one new track on our Myspace and another on Absolutepunk. You can read an interview in which I talk about the album in depth here. To summarize: it's different and we're stoked about it. We're still wrapping up a few loose ends, but here's our summer tour info:

July 16th- Harrisonburg VA @ Blue Nile w/ Tone, +1 TBA
July 17th- Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business w/ Nigredo, Irata
July 18th- TBA
July 19th- Clarksville, TN @ The Coup w/ Nigredo
July 20th- Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone w/ Nigredo
July 21st- Shreveport, LA @ Bears Oyster House w/ Nigredo
July 22nd- Dallas, TX @ The Cavern w/ Nigredo
July 23rd- Austin, TX @ Club Deville w/ My Education
July 24th- San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven w/ My Education
July 26th- Albuquerque, NM @ The Fusion Factory w/Battlefields, City of Ships, Rosetta
July 28th- Phoenix, AZ @ Revolver Records w/ Hellas Mounds
July 29th- Las Vegas, NV @ Yoyo Tacos w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert, Caravels
July 30th- Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert, Beware of Safety
July 31st- Goleta, CA @ The Hard to Find Show Space w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert, Beware of Safety
August 1st- TBA w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert
August 2nd- San Francisco, CA @ Retox Lounge w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert
August 3rd- Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert
August 4th- TBA w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert
August 5th- Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir Lounge w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert, We're From Japan!
August 6th- Bellevue, WA @ Ground Zero w/ You.May.Die.In.The.Desert
August 7th- Boise, ID @ House Show TBA
August 9th- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
August 10th- Grand Junction, CO @ The Panthernaut
August 11th- Denver, CO @ The Meadowlark
August 13th- Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
August 14th- Iowa City, IA @ Public Space One
August 15th- Chicago, IL @ TBA w/ The Summer Pledge
August 16th- Detroit, MI @ TBA w/ Sunlight Ascending
August 17th- Akron, OH @ Musica w/ If These Trees Could Talk
August 18th- Pittsburgh, PA @ House Show TBA
August 19th- New York, NY @ TBA
August 20th- Rhode Island @ TBA w/ Irepress
August 21st- Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Irepress
August 22nd- TBA
August 23rd- TBA
August 24th- TBA
August 25th- TBA
August 26th- Washington, DC @ TBA w/ Tone
August 27th- Charlottesville, VA @ TBA w/ Tone
August 28th- Harrisonburg, VA @ TBA

After a few weeks of rest, we're going to be heading over to Europe for the first time. Here's our dates for that:

September 15th- TBA
September 16th- TBA
September 17th- GER-Dresden, AZ Conni
September 18th- TBA
September 19th- POL-Poznan, Pod Minoga
September 20th- CZ-Praha, 007
September 21st- AT-Vienna, Rhiz
September 22nd- HU-Budapest, TBA
September 23rd- GER-Ostfildern, Zinsholz
September 24th- GER-Siegen, Vortex
September 25th- Belgium, TBA
September 26th- FR- Lille, TBA
September 27th- GER-Oberhausen, Drucklufthaus
September 28th- GER-Hamburg, Hafenklang
September 29th- DK-Copenhagen, Lades
September 30th- TBA
October 1st- GER-Chemnitz, Weltecho
October 2nd- TBA
October 3rd- TBA

And then, we'll be heading over to the UK to support The Ocean Fracture. Those dates are still in the works, but will be posted as soon as possible.

If you're interested in helping us fill any dates in the US, email us at:

For dates in Mainland Europe, email Niels at:

For dates in the UK, email John at:

Thats all for now, see you on the road!

Monday, June 14, 2010

whoa, we haven't updated this thing in forever. that will change very soon