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by Seeming

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SEEMING's 2014 debut Madness & Extinction was marked by its uncompromising anti-humanism, and so fans might be surprised by the accessibility of their newest release—-to say nothing of its format. Now available on Artoffact Records, Silent DiscoVery is more than a physical single for the stomper Silent Disco (previously given a digital release): it showcases a full 10 unreleased songs created during the Madness & Extinction sessions.

And did we mention that it's an 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE? Resurrecting the near-obsolete disco-era format, SEEMING refuses the norms of the present even as they serve up strikingly modern pop. It's impossible to rewind an 8-Track, but you can skip around its four sides. No need to worry if you haven't got an old hi-fi; there's a download coupon included.

Silent DiscoVery is a full-fledged bonus album to Madness & Extinction that feeds SEEMING's hungry fanbase, offers new listeners shimmeringly catchy synthpop to hum, and musically chronicles the band's formation out of the ashes of cult darkwave act ThouShaltNot. Come hear the future and the past collide now.

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released December 15, 2014

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Seeming New York, New York

SEEMING:

post-gothic
post-political
post-dance
post-human

Alex Reed
Aaron Fuleki

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Track Name: Everything
I am the cage: my ribs are tin
And there’s a heart that flutters within
She’s singing songs; it’s a little game
Their melody’s never twice the same
Did you know birds and metal outlive the likes of you?
Did you know from this corner I see everything you do?

A television, bright and smug
My blood is pumped in through the plug
I watch with cathode ray tube eyes
As every night some of you dies
Do you see your reflection when my glass is dark?
Did you know that I dance inside when you ignite the spark?
Do you know that the world around you is alive?
The photographs you burn, the dirt on which you drive

Everything you’ve ever seen
And everything you’ve ever dreamed
And everything everything everything
That’s in between

We are the buildings you call homes
Our dreams spin pages into tomes
We talk with smokestacks, breathe through bricks
Amidst the buzzing and the mix
Do you know someday we will fall and be forgotten
When soil is sleeping and our feet go soft and rotten?

I am your anger so devout,
I wait for you to call me out
And like a spaniel where you go
I’m maddeningly near, you’re all I know
Do you feel every breath of mine inside of yours?
I’m waiting lovingly to lash out from all fours
Do you know that the world inside you is alive?
Your disbelief and each excuse that you contrive

Everything you’ve ever seen
And everything you’ve ever dreamed
And everything everything everything
That’s in between
Track Name: Bayonet
"Make me an instrument of your peace"
That’s what she said when the smoke bore silence
When all the fighting slowed
When touching skin was still
Not close enough to find the soldiers nearby
'said, “Make me an instrument of your peace
Your peace as kind as an air raid siren”
She cursed the dawn, still and cold
And said it’s better to feel
Another person than do no violence

She said: “When your bullets are gone
And you still can’t connect
With the one you love
I’ll be your bayonet”

I showed her chessboards and cathedrals
Translating oceans into bishops’ footsteps
That space between us glows
And passion means to kill
And bones are no more than myths of doctors
But with her hands I planted saplings
And with her axe, saw them grow then crumble
Where every sparrow’s nest
Cast off its eggs like sandbags
As it flew to heaven

She said: “When your bullets are gone
And you still can’t connect
With the one you love
I’ll be your bayonet
And when your cover is blown
Your hiding place is found
I will be your revealer
Deep underground”

She’s the rays from the sky
Burning cancer to skin
She’s the jurist who smiles
Convicting Anne Boleyn
She’s a feast without end
Bursting all who partake
And when I raise that white flag
Then the war starts again
Track Name: Name Those Stars
You are almost human
And that turns me on
You are more than tigers
The ticking of a bomb

I’m gonna name those stars after you
I’m gonna name those stars
And I’ll find you in the dark

And your growling’s almost astral
Your fire cuts the sky
And the ground is less than water
A light year full of oceans wide

I’m gonna name those stars after you
I’m gonna name those stars
And I’ll find you in the dark

We all know
You’re almost a human soul
And the more like a human you get
Then the more that I bet
That you’ll explode
Track Name: Silent Disco (AM Radio Edit)
After the afterparty, the night begins
Wearing your headphones, your sorrows are drowned
You’re dancing to different songs as the DJs spin
The music is loud but we don’t make a sound

Cause’ the Si. Lent. Dis. Co.’s
Yours and yours alone
Where your shyness drops
You can disconnect from
Everyone you’ve known
And the neighbors never call the cops
This is a silent disco
Silent disco

Didn’t you know social dancing is obsolete?
And moving to radio waves isn’t strange
So if you fear that we’re locked to a common beat
Just turn your dial and the music is changed

Cause’ the Si. Lent. Dis. Co.’s
Yours and yours alone
Where your shyness drops
You can disconnect from
Everyone you’ve known
And the neighbors never call the cops
This is a silent disco
Silent disco

Disconnect
You’re gonna disconnect
You’re gonna disconnect
From life

Si. Lent. Dis. Co.
Where your shyness drops
Where the bullshit stops
Track Name: Party to Say Goodbye
Summer is at its height
And this night will be the shortest of the year
Everything is green
But fifteen is old enough to feel fear
And you and I feel it here
Just yesterday we met
And I forget how many days it’s been since then
But I am leaving for lifetime
I am cut off at the stem
And the plane leaves at ten A.M.

And my friends are all drunk outside but I don’t care
At this party to say goodbye we hide upstairs
On a bed that’s just three feet wide
In the minutes before daylight
We don’t have to act like we’re not scared

We lock our hands, so small and white
While our eyes are dark and filling up with rain
We never kiss or really speak
We can only play that tape again
And again and again and again
Summer is unkind
It’s the time when you forget each other’s names
But I remember our burning tears
And how we felt the same
All the embers and the flame

And the music will sing till dawn
As we gaze and we hold our tongues
Till we’re lit by the loveless sun
And the night fades to dream
Till you’re vanished and I am gone
And they strip this room clean

Tomorrow is just outside, it strides and tears
Through this party to say goodbye, and we cry upstairs
On a bed that’s just three feet wide
Where it feels like the whole world died
But we don’t have to act like we’re not scared
Track Name: Muscle Memory
When you’ve worn a blindfold for a day or two
Through eyelids you will start to pick up color and see shapes
And you can hear the sizzling electricity inside you
When the air is still and dark, your own liminal watermark
There’s a map of the world drawn on your body
And when you’re gone I am the river, when you’re gone I carve the canyon
And the path from the world is so familiar
That without sight I know exactly where I’m standing

I’m not pretending
You are here again today
It’s muscle memory
How our fingers find their way
It’s muscle memory
Unplanned the borders that we chart
It’s muscle memory
All our defense in disarray

And if there’s more than one way to appear to you
Then I will spend forever just returning to be seen
For there beyond the blindness and the headless and the hunger
I’m reflecting on your skin every impulse you take in
You’re the map from the knower to the unknown
And I follow without footsteps, yes I kill without connecting
And the path is the palmistry, the ash, and the autumn leaves
And the blooming of your voice in resurrection
Track Name: Twins In Morning (Live at the CIA)
Have miles split you apart?
We come from Heaven’s fall

Et convertet cor patrum ad filios et cor filiorum ad patres eorum ne forte veniam et percutiam terram anathemate

We have come miles from split heavens
You fall apart
Track Name: As of Yet Alive
There was no music before
and there will be none after

but lightning struck so
close its burn and
smell rip the scalp, palms
ache, a gush of adrenaline; the split
second between
bloodtooth rage and the
mind’s measure
the headless pang
the gravity shock.

There was no music before
and there will be none after

step out, rise up
become the armory, the arboretum, the arbitrary, dance
on rafters; carve
a private place from the world, and fill it
with water
fish there for supper with filaments to
nowhere.

There was no music before
and there will be none after

the sky’s gone white, the moon’s gone
stubborn; all ears that listened
fast have flatlined, all strings that shook
the air are softer, growing back
into the animals they once were:
catgut
feather
boneflute
drumskin
orange and red and black with
nothing, hearts beneath
the ground start
thumping
clammering
rushing.

There was no music before
and there will be none after

and the sound they call noise is
the sound we call laughter.