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Eyes to the Light

by the EFFECTS

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endlessjake
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endlessjake I've been a huge fan of Devin Ocampos music through the years. Faraquet and Medications killed it, and this is a great next step. Favorite track: Another Day.
Ed Grimley
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Ed Grimley One of the most deliciously infectious guitar hooks I've ever heard. Favorite track: Anchors Aweigh.
Dan
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Dan With a much more measured, mathy and less-poppy feel than the four singles that preceded it, this took several listens to sink in, but it really hits the spot now. Also, the main riff from Anchors Aweigh is absolute perfection! Favorite track: Anchors Aweigh.
Matt M
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Matt M Devin Ocampo can do no wrong! Songs, production, playing, it's all there in spades. Not a weak song in the bunch. Top-shelf art, thank you. Favorite track: Anchors Aweigh.
terrythefixer
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terrythefixer Faraquet's 'The View from This Tower' is one of my all time top albums..this one just joined it! Favorite track: Back and Forth.
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1.
Dance if you want On this open road All the thoughts we shared This won't last At the bottom we're solo Damn right Picked up the pieces Wounds were licked I say… Long is the sound of words meant to cut Friends That's all I want in this overload All the songs we share Yeah… in the light of new isolation I'll be indiscreet Long is the sound of words meant to cut I deserved the aid of doubt Shame on shame Roll on Move on Cast out Seal out the day in shadow All of the same offenses You're in same boat now This won't last This can't stand This won't last My old friend
2.
Numbers 03:15
A kind of hue that constantly assaults And sets that view, a line that sets the mold No pastoral prose could take us away from this horror Seems to me it's the population Nothing else left to say All your friends and the white picket fence Expecting the additional ones By the way, don't delay Then wallow in your dawn to dawn The less you know confirmed with estimation Seems to me it's the population Nothing else left to say More ain't right And as I sing the less you see
3.
Lost and out to sea You're out on a ledge A man without a heart has nothing to say to me No need to speak to me Just agree to disagree Let's get a land line phone and then forget to call Further explained, you'll see there's no need to You're at sea Anchors Aweigh Burn it all to the ground Unlike everyone we want to have found that the secret to life was sound But I'll bid up I will raise the stakes so you can see just what it means to me But, collective entropy You can all just get lost at sea Anchors Aweigh There's a parliamentary hesitation Though your lips are moving, I've been told It's too late for too long I grant the schism is a calculation Abstraction-ism met with consternation I say if you're lost and out to sea Anchors Aweigh
4.
Another Day 03:53
To connect another day to that long list of hours passed I rely on time when I don't want to get so lost Light has spoken The eyes aren't broken My only thought alarmed me That I don't want to see another day Left on my own I'm too occupied to go out walking with a friend And the knowing ain't the need to mend Step aside It's my pride that won't defend against the end Because there is no end The maladjusted inherit nothing, not even the earth Away, we want to be Alone and slacking Almost the center of our world I plan to grab the axe to break the mold While I scream But, I bet I'll find that the hatchet is just too dull And then comes love It peeled away the wrong escape I feel the sun I'll stand and testify But no other one can heal you
5.
Low Lier 04:24
Low lier Content to focus on the others No sense lying under your chair I know And the more you sink The abyss resembles all the others All talk with conciliatory tone I know Wait... there won't be an answer Don't question the attempt It's fate to get on Why pick up signs projected by the others Last time I checked this was a gamble I know Impossible to fit into the plan Oh god they seem to be risking it all Lie low Wait... there won't be an answer Don't question the attempt It's fate to get on Hey, don't balk yet You have no history of seeing straight Of all of the subjects All those responses in your brain You plead "What if I'm wrong again 'cause synapses they are dead" I'll say “The confrontation plays on” You just gotta get off But I just I just paid to get on I don't care just get off I just paid to get on Ahhhh... fuck it
6.
You are a questionnaire A part of the fold Petitions have evolved A collective intervention What a shame that we are guided by the fool A knowledge that no school provided We're beyond the pale Unsanctioned Back and forth The scales have fallen now The acceptors fall, resting in the earth To rise up and occupy their fate I confess that this is not the enemy Yet, I call out "You're too late, the ghost is a sheet of violence" We're told to love despite this back and forth Interpretations sound palatable Bland, content to solve nothing of the other conditions that can plague us all Listen to yourself listening to the wind Like it's too late to care Paid up against the dull sentiments that don't pay you no mind Fed up Short shrift A panoramic denial And all the posturing will fail to please 'cause this is how the other ones died Match into fire Back and forth Interpretations sound palatable Bland, content to solve nothing of the other conditions that can plague us all Listen to yourself listening to the wind Like it's too late to care It's all round us... the pestilent faction Astounds us with nonsensical action And we all fall
7.
Own it Mean it Love it Post it The same Condone it then disown it Delete it Repeat it All the same Slow down... You're feeling only rage Be the subject to consume desire All full of sand, they kicked it in your face And to except it won't just be the start You don't get to carry on You don't say "I'm all washed up, I'll lean into the blame" so you can aim that nose up to the sky Free from social mooring Stop You don't get to carry on You don't say "I'm not skilled" Responsible for naught Afraid and lacking the competence to know opinions are for shit Onward Upward But, don't it feel the same Out in the coldest rain but you can't feel a thing
8.
Set It Off 03:31
No test to get the gun For low rent fill out the long form We're crying in the milk they spilt Gettin’ the shaft from authority It's pasted all along the walls They're casting out to bait the vote Leaving out a trail of crumbs while we chew on dogma No test to get the young For sustenance get out the long form We're crying in the milk they spilt Gettin' the shaft from authority New year arrives The same old lame ass divide We have power and potential to set it all aside We wasted all our time You're feeling sick?... Get in the line Weeding out the ones that don't want the substitution No test to get the gun For low rent fill out the long form We're crying in the milk they spilt Gettin' the shaft from authority New year arrives The same old lame ass divide We have power and potential to set it off
9.
Moving On 06:30
Passed on to the afterlife That is to say that you are dead How complete the finality As the images fade You say I'm wrong, there must be something more 'Cause you spent all your time hoping that they would come and take you I say that it's the end Laying on your back You got your best suit on Waiting for the attack Think it's time to move on Don't take my word for it, that's fine I've certainly been wrong before But no need to dictate and victimize This shit, we've all heard before Laying on your back You got your best suit on Waiting for the attack Think it's time to pray for us to relax Is that your best foot forward Pawns that rush to the axe Think it's time Our lives are just one of the mysteries that come with existence You can't own what you don't know anyway

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released September 29, 2017

Devin Ocampo (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Matt Dowling (bass, vocals, keyboards)
David Rich (drums, percussion)

Recorded and mixed by J. Robbins at Magpie Cage in Baltimore, MD. Additional recording by the EFFECTS at Treehouse Studio in Hyattsville, MD.

Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio.

Lacquer master by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.

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