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Tremulous

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On this recording, Western Addiction is: Jason Hall - Vocals / Ken Yamazaki - Guitar / Tony Teixeira - Guitar / Tyson Annicharico - Bass / Chad Williams - Drums

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released March 10, 2017

Produced by Joey Cape. Mixed by Matt Bayles. Engineered by Ian MacGregor and Joey Cape. Mastered by Ed Brooks. Music recorded at Russell’s Teapot in Los Angeles. Vocals recorded at Motor Studios in San Francisco. Additional engineering by Manny Nieto, Ryan Massey, and Scott McChane. Graphic design - Sergie Loobkoff. Album coordinator – Chad Williams. Backing vocals by Tony, Ken and Joey.

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Western Addiction San Francisco, California

While the San Francisco band’s sophomore effort comes nearly 12 years after their debut, don’t think they have grown out of hardcore. Tremulous rips its way through 11 explosive tracks, delivering a consistent sound strongly rooted in the past that is plenty aggressive and surprisingly melodic. It sounds like the same band that made Cognicide, just older, wiser—but still pissed off. ... more

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Track Name: Clatter and Hiss
Berms and swales crest without care
Clutch sacred vessels, throw salt in the air

Screaming horse under tremulous mass
These near missives shall come to pass
Think it’s time, you and I, headed out
Before the strata flex and widow’s might offer drought

But the clatter and the hiss of all that is amiss
Conspire to concede humility and grace

Come land, come sea, come air or fire
When fissures cleft, tigers and diamonds
Swallowed intact, we can extract retribution
For the clemency, the awkward, the hungry

But the clatter and the hiss of all that is amiss
With self entitlement and pangs
Persistent premonitions and spastic fits of reason
Conspire to concede humility and grace

I guess I thought this wouldn’t happen
I regret being such a terrible person
I had a feeling
Humanize the proceedings
As bedlam
Succumbs
To order

But the clatter and the hiss, no time to reminisce
Kiss the boys and clutch the kids and with a
Promissory bid to step from the grid
Where worldly possessions they can’t mock me
Where worldly possessions they can’t mock me
Where worldly possessions they can’t mock me

They mock me
They mock me
They’re laughing
They mock me
Track Name: Family of Boys
I kissed a man who was sick
Lesions and a back full of cysts
Fell prone unto the purple dawn
We came to get it on

Goldmine in the mirror
Human wrecks and petulant neckers
But I see it so clearly
Feel love and I want to be near ya

We’re just a family of boys
And it’s fine, if anyone joins

Can’t tell if you’re kind or curious
Shirk burdens and that’s the end of us
Mister party, yield your person
I’m no monster, but no man can stop me

We’re just a family of boys
And it’s fine, if anyone joins

I won’t go for a powder
We’re relentless, and we’re getting louder
We’re getting louder
Track Name: Masscult, Vulgarians and Entitlement
How can you prance about
Knowing some go without
The world feels like a horror movie
And I know…

There’s a bomb in Gilead
Once a salve but now a rash
Soft pelf and witchymen
Stray voltage from high command

Daywalkers through the golden ghettos
Sweet Williams for the Fertile Crescent
Pinioning for crystal herons
You’re walking bags of meat
And your life means nothing

How can you prance about
Knowing some go without
The world feels like a horror movie
And I know that you’re hurting

I live by code without moral and honor
Inappropriate dress and conduct
I work for Division of Wealth
Search for treasures at the expense of others

I dreamt the intangible
Prefabricate the unmemorable
Minstrel shows for deafened jays
Splayed the fog with fluttering blades

Every aspect of human life
has been monetized and outsourced
A chemical haze lilts the great circle
Our memories thin with excellent reason
Battledress and discrete worlds

How can you prance about
Knowing some go without
The world feels like a horror movie
And I know that you’re hurting

How can you prance about
Knowing some go without
The world feels like a horror movie
And I know you’re hurt
Track Name: Taedium
Haunters, and the semi-divine say the same thing every time
Corpulent, and partly thick, every day is a parlor trick
Porcine, wonders abound, burn the hogs with cholera
Whip the flesh, of the amber mare, ‘til the cavalcade stops and stares

Fractals, ride the grime, how can this not be a crime
Ecocide, we continue to hew, when nature just might thrash you

Hurried and harassed, steel to stone and metal to flesh

They can kill you but they can’t eat you
Godlets they can mistreat you

Dark paths, oh please just once
So tired, haven’t slept in months
Tireless, inoculation
Spreading debt, humiliation
Pitched hot, right into the wreckage
Picked the glass from their faces
And you were sick of war, how can you forget
You were once dealt the hand of death

Sorrow, from the marrow, why can’t you be decent

They can kill you but they can’t eat you
Godlets, they can mistreat you
You’re cynical is what they say
How could there be any other way?

I weathered this misfortune
Cold smoke and a shot in the locker
Ring kissers time to strip your wealth
When we lift our brothers, we lift ourselves

They will kill you and then they’ll eat you
Godlets, they will defeat you
You’re cynical is what they say
How could there be any other way?

Without distractions, I need distractions
Distractions, paralyzed by desperation
Distractions, anything to stave mutation
Distractions

I’ll take that action
I’ll take that action
He’ll take that action
I’ll take that action
Distractions
Track Name: Ditch Riders
We’ll show them but they don’t know we exist
Leathered boys in the security of darkness
Vernal lambs and the dogs of night
Play our jams in the broad daylight

Run this town, I’m the lord of the hicks
I know both kinds of music
I ride the C for an entire song
My golden harem, help me sing along

Ditch riders, methamphetamines
You can’t stop the cowboy king

My voice is as good as Dylan’s
Brought joy to tens of hundreds
Won the Flying Cross, you were still in bed
They say you only live once
I’ve died a thousand deaths

Ditch riders, methamphetamines
You can’t stop the cowboy king

High sierra, skies of blue
Whispering pines, remind me of you

High sierra, skies of blue
Whispering pines, remind me of you

Skies of blue, reminds of you

Ditch riders, methamphetamines
Ditch riders, methamphetamines

You can’t stop the cowboy
You can’t stop the cowboy
You can’t stop

The cowboy king
The cowboy king
The cowboy king
The cowboy king
Track Name: Honeycreeper
I was a white feather
Hell-bent for leather
Brutish hammerhead
Got loose for bread
And phrenetic pleasure

I threw fits and starts, writhen
Made ghosts, sought decay, raze
Bad math, bad meth, night born
A little wretch and easy makes

I was told to act like a miracle
But I’m a total disgrace
I planned on holding my head high
But I lost my way

I was a brittle weeper
A trill believer
Hacksaw haircut
And ill-fitting clothes
But I’m no honeycreeper

Live wrong, live long, prowling
Sacred charge, small mercies, fraught
Uneasy and unclean, wary
I stalk divine beasts

I was told to act like a miracle
But I’m a total disgrace
I planned on holding my head high
But I lost my way

Unfaithful
Come in close
Altarpiece
Welcome home

I was told to act like a miracle
But I’m a total disgrace
I planned on holding my head high
But I lost my way

Have you ever met yourself?
I was insufferable
I tried to live like an honest man
But it’s a closing circle
Track Name: Righteous Lightning
Chipper, I’ll put you in one
Nurse please, this is serious
Smooth jazz is tough to calibrate
Oh that’s interesting
Damn it don’t speak when I’m talking
Decay soothes poverty, keeps us rich

Righteous lighting reels around us
We could share in every abscess
Barbaric bliss, I’m a broken man
I want to be normal, for you
But I can’t

Ignorance just short of brash
Paralyzing angelic grace
This infected face must be heaven
Small talks, grand mutilations
Scheduling carnal consultations
Oh please, mention the weather, I dare you

Righteous lighting reels around us
We could share in every abscess
Barbaric bliss, I’m a broken man
I want to be normal, for you
But I can’t

I’m gonna hurt your feelings, under bright lights
Blood mist dances, above your pinball eyes
Hit the gas, let’s get gone
Oh rot, come on

Righteous lighting reels around us
We could share in every abscess
Barbaric bliss, I’m a broken man
I want to be normal, for you
But I can’t
Track Name: Red Emeralds
She don’t believe in Parisian gore
Riled states are uncalled for
That’s for creeps and irrational youth
Nature won’t allow unspoken truths

Roman wolves and classy boys
Get in line to be destroyed
Balladeer, you can chant royal
These red emeralds, they scream recoil

You can have my love, you can have my life
Je suis ton ami et je suis ta femme

She don’t believe in Parisian gore
She don’t believe in Parisian gore

You can have my love, you can have my life
Je suis ton ami et je suis ta femme

With a hatchet face and a ruddy cuss
When you have nothing, you still have us
Track Name: Humming Bars of White Light
Human sacrifice and ritual suicide
Humming bars of white light
Sungrazed, dull orange eyes
Fat war maggots pile ‘em high

We worship an altered being
False idols for the callow and clean

Sweet reason set in amber
Hellkites, man the tanneries
Wolf jaws, bathed in light
Stayers crept the fever ward
Pristine systems for teeming hordes

We worship an altered being
False idols for the callow and clean
Fire gaps for the in-between
Wirra and grain for the warily

Humming bars of white light

Human sacrifice
Track Name: The Rockery
I’m terrified to pierce the sky
Then sit at home and wonder why
Preoccupied with vanity and wealth
Well my body, attacks itself

Memories make you clutch your babies
Thank the Lord that we have the rockery
Collapse, unto the earthen floor

Think you’re heavy, I highly doubt it
Try walking through a pandemic
You’re gonna care where eagles dare
Decompose, see how you fare

Memories make you clutch your babies
Thank the Lord that we have the rockery
Collapse, unto the earthen floor

And it feels like none of this works
The quiet weight of snow or church
In the town known for soul
Warm sun and rock and roll
Forefathers sang the blues
Three mothers paced the room

Ghost cowboys, they glide the range
As serious as prayers on a plane

Gone slight as you clutch the cart
Feel shame, as you’re torn apart
Collapse, unto the earthen floor

Memories make you clutch your babies
Thank the Lord that we have the rockery
Cause those families don’t live here anymore
Track Name: Your Life Is Precious
Gusts of filth slit the wintry air
We stood where trains won’t even dare
When the call comes in you know
What’s going on in that home

Wrote you a letter ‘cause life is precious
You were homeward bound
Toward the sound of silence
Stuck here under April skies
Old friend, you’re between planets
And it doesn’t…

Sound good like music in a record store
Feel warm like someone you never felt before

I miss your look of intensity
East and West and what “Emma” means
Boys and girls of D.I.
What it truly means to be kind
But it doesn’t…

Sound good like music in a record store
Feel warm like someone you never felt before
I made your mother cry when you went away
It’s the day after the perfect day

Everything’s telling me that he’s gone
You say you’re here but you aren’t
Red cloaks and wistful faces
All rise for the ever-restless
I guess I always knew
That this would happen to you
And you’d see it through
And it doesn’t…

Sound good like music in a record store
Feel warm like someone you never felt before
Made your mother cry when you went away
It’s the week after the perfect day

Made your mother cry when you went away
And there are no more perfect days