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Album art by E.B. Rothwell. Recorded in the spring of 2009 at Joshua Tree Studios.


released April 27, 2009

Damien Verrett: Guitar, vocals, bass, trombone
Fernando Oliva: Drums, vocals, trombone



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Damien, Fernando, Lucas and Jordan are 4 bffs from Elk Grove, California.

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Track Name: You Bite Down
You bite down
please let go

your jaws crack bone,
drink marrow

Listen here, assailing Lichen,
I'm leaning towards dislikin'
your clan
all those half beast half man

submit, just quit
concede to the pain that emits
from every inch of flesh I bit
be rid of your mortal skin

I awoke on a hardwood floor,
the door, ajar, framed a view of the moors
where the night before
you were reborn

Immortality at such small cost
so you have to kill a few men?
Well the gain outweighs the loss

We still don't see eye to eye
you'd have me kill I'd rather die
you call this a gift?
I call it hell to live with

You are a terrible
perspective clouded werewolf
surrender your fangs

you're docile and tame
what is this pet I've made?
Track Name: Blowhole of Sorrow, Lend Me Your Ears; Drink From These Eyes These Salt-Tasting Tears
If I had half the gall,
you would drink oil
Track Name: Yay, Flowers
There are acres and acres
of conic hats and noise makers
weed out the fakers
take off his mask and I will take hers

I will take hers

You're shying, retracting
the world knows that you're play acting
your facade is cracking
you've been found out, so stop unpacking

stop unpacking

Remove the straps
the room lets out a gasp
what is
underneath what we all see?
White mystery

If vacuuming makes you cry,
then why do you do it so much?
The carpet's clean
no amount of pruning's gonna change anything.
Track Name: Amy Adams
I can get as red
as anyone else I've met
I just haven't had the chance to prove it yet

Now i'm a fat house cat
nursing my serpent's tongue

I've been searching so long
cardboard cut-outs of Amy Adams
red strands meet bare hands
the drawbridge drops, said lemme at 'em
Ariel, a swelling surface has surfaced,
take your twenty thing-a-ma-bobs
and let's make like Jetsam
Track Name: The Scariest Room in the House
Show me where you sleep
that I might relieve
this inkling feeling that's tormenting me

Disregard everything I just said
I'm just out of place in my temporary head

You would not believe
what's been lurking
right above the place where you sleep

Disregard everything I just said
I don't want to plague
you're suggestible head
Just get out
take only what you can
That place isn't safe for any mortal man