Cast of Static and Smoke

by Vile Creature

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released March 7, 2018

Recorded at Signaturetone Studios in Minneapolis by Adam Tucker
Additional Recording at Candle Recordings in Toronto by Josh Korody
Art & Layout by Stephen Wilson
Released by Halo of Flies (US) & Dry Cough (UK)

Track 1 features Chris Colohan on vocals
Track 3 features James Claypool on guitar
Tracks 1,3, & 4 feature Erin Severson as the narrator

The record was recorded live with one guitar, one drum kit, and two weird queer kids with lofty ambitions!

Vile Creature is:
Vic - drums, vocals
KW - guitar, vocals, percussion


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slow & heavy two piece with anti-oppressive and fantastical leanings.

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Track Name: Water, Tinted Gold & Tainted Copper
Track 1: Water, tinted gold & tainted copper

the five awaken from their slumber

blinded by visions of the elements of life
leading to a scorched earth
a crows nest shrouded in metal and rust
even scraps fear nothingness

i've seen blackened, deserted shores
calling me, whispering lore

is uncertainty safer than security?
life reduced to moments powered on, flickering.

" Prodigal, Machinery, Crawling Back to the Devil I Know.
Tricked Out. A Workaround For Free Will
Got What We Thought We Wanted. What We Thought We Knew
Touched The Wires Together
Wade Through The Yellow Waters
And Then The Rust / And Then The Rust / The Death Of Us
Freedom / Corrosion / Death By Determinism
I’m Going Back To The Cage That Knows What’s Best For Me
Throw Myself At Their Feet
And Cease To Dream"

the five return to their slumber
Track Name: Circuits, Bending & Breaking
carbon bodies
ash up to your knees
toiling for years

algae blooms
swell and spread
choking our air

dark towers
shroud these walls
dusk settles

seeds linger after droughts
they linger

baptized in the river
of metallic sludge
sinking to the bottom
give in

what if the end never comes

baptized in the river
in waves i'll meet you at the edge
sinking to the bottom

drowning in waves
circling the drain

find me
(cycle is interrupted)
numb and broken
floating with the current
(desperate to find a future)
Track Name: Forest, Subsists as a Tomb
take heed-
you dare spread the destruction from whence you came
take heed-
you who share frame & limb with those who breathe
take heed-
you whose youth shall quiver before our breadth

ive felt the mass of a fractured world
bear down upon my diminished branches

take heed-
all that has been lost you lost was ours to claim
take heed-
all that has been lost you lost is yours to blame

seeds linger after droughts
there is no lingering distance between you and death
life blooms after doubts

your kind has done nothing
Track Name: Sky, in Descending Pieces
moth floating
high above
wings scorched
limbs singed

withered evergreen
lacking air
the end
came swiftly

crooked lips
wavered fealty
laugh amid
the wreckage

we pebbles
formed mountains
gained arrogance
shattered back

cracked bleeding hands (the sky)
no longer carve stone (descends)
water exists as (the end)
our only sculpter

cracked bleeding hands (cast of)
of soil and ore (static)
of carbon and steel (smoke)
of fortress and conquest

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