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Eyes to the Light

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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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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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Track Name: New Isolation
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
Track Name: Numbers
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
Track Name: Anchors Aweigh
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
Track Name: Another Day
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
Track Name: Low Lier
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
Track Name: Back and Forth
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
Track Name: Onward Upward
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
Track Name: Set It Off
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
Track Name: Moving On
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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