Raise the Alarm EP

by Summer Eyes

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    Recorded Summer 2016 in Siletz, OR by Chris Allen

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After three years, a couple line-up changes and dozens of good, not so good, and unfinished songs, we've finally been able to put together a legit release.
While we have many songs sitting around waiting to be recorded, we felt that these four most exemplified our sound and aesthetic.
Our new songs are maybe taking us in a little bit of different direction, but this EP was who we were during the Summer of 2016.
Shoutout to Chris Allen for recording and mixing this album, Zach Lewis for being a part of the band while a few of these songs were written and being a great guy in general, Josh and Liz Backer for giving us a cut of their gambling winnings, The Space and The 50 for hosting us a kajillion times and everyone who has supported us the last couple years.

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released June 3, 2017

Recorded Summer 2016 in Siletz, OR by Chris Allen

Ben Thede - Guitar and Vocals
Denny McDowell - Guitar and backing vox
Mustin Douch - Drums and gits
Sean Pass - Bass

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Summer Eyes Salem, Oregon

Indie Rock
Denton Douglas Mcdowell - Guitar
Benjamin Robert Thede - Guitar and Vox
Sean Michael Pass - Bass
Mustin Douch - Drums and Gits

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Track Name: In Your Body, a Riot
I didn't want to fight
see the ashes since the clashes
and the wallpaper is gone
Roll the boulder to the clearing
and wait for the dawn

Open every cairn, but the contents keep spilling
No bottom at last
Cover every tomb, at Lake Pamelia you were
singing a familiar tune

You were so calm
In every body, there's a riot in a no protest zone
Raise the alarm,
There's an innocent man shot dead
in the street with no arms

You were alone
I asked can I come over? you said, why don't you stay home
We were so strong
but now we're pathetic, but getting along

You were so calm
In every body, there's a riot in a no protest zone
Raise the alarm,
There's an innocent man shot dead
in the street with no arms
Track Name: Tyranny of Years
This isn't a toast, isn't a show
But I've got love for everyone who's here
You've shown the sun to the son
but I have burned the retinas of Fear

You've given the least, just try at least!
But I've been shifting phases all along
Just do your best, it isn't a test
and it is just the tyranny of years

I've got love for everyone, but I've got eyes for you
I've got love for everyone, but I've got eyes for you
I've got love for everyone, but I've got eyes for you

Have we given enough? Have we felt the touch?
Have we looked in the eyes of our orphaned son?

So goes the lie, why even try?
Because the light is the years behind your eyes

Old thoughts, old talk
Now is another of our goddamn love songs
Track Name: Too Much Pressure
There's too much pressure to care
If I take my eyes of the road, we'll die
There's too much pressure to care

If every road was a slope
We'd give up halfway and roll down without hope
If every road was a slope

If every thought was a scene
it would be obscene to hog up the stage
If every thought was a scene

There's so much to think
it's as if the eyes in the back of my head
down have time to blink

If every drink was a drunk
The road would be littered with those in the ditch
If every drink was a drunk

If every heart was a home
We'd be scared as hell, cuz we're alone!
If every heart was a home
Track Name: Over the Winter
Over the winter, blue ice in my beard
Overly confident, my hands are frozen
Into the valley, can't grip the pavement
buried in the shoulder, cold crown on my head

I can't remember, world outside the fog
the golden sun on the hills
Has there been splendor, have we ever known
the frozen slopes of the pills

Cover my coffin, put coins in my eyes
overly confident, reflecting calm of the dead
into the valley, wind stands in its tracks
the powder flows upwards, cold crown on my head.

I can't remember, world outside the fog
the golden sun on the hills
Has there been splendor, have we ever known
the frozen slopes of the pills