the somnambulist

by tony appleseed

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in the land of the sleepwalkers, character flaws are hidden behind the glow of an automatically dimming phone screen. in a humid violet chamber, tony appleseed strums late into the hours of the night, contemplating new approaches to navigating this carbon sack of star stuff through the frames of time.

a subtle blend of lullabies for the blind and a self-help manual, the pieces are methodically stitched together with the help of a few familiar friends and blood.


released August 26, 2016

tony appleseed: vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizers, keyboards, drums, turntables, ipad, sampling
justin iannarone: synthesizers (tracks 3-5), spoken word (track 6)
kiki cavallo: vocals (track 5)
nick defabritus: drums (track 6)
sean polk: synthesizer (track 4)

album art: gregg bautista
recorded, mixed, and mastered at antFARM(studio)



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8.26.16 | Introspectator Release w/Bone+Marrow, Homeless Apians @ House of Independents | Asbury, NJ
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Track Name: not because
at what cost is a dream?
ignites the blood in our stream,
at what line do we draw?
desire comes and its
taking everything in sight
no matter how you lie,
there's always that one thing
that you could never have...

and it will never be enough
to satisfy your lust for more than this

feed, fuck, multiply
until another life
procrastinating the lessons,
that you choose to ignore

like a river flowing down
balloon head up in the clouds,
feet not anchored on the ground
deafening silence of the proud
Track Name: satellite to the voyeur
to think we try to patch it up,
our minds alone are not enough
tune out to the TV news
anything to find the next excuse
and I find this all frustrating,
thoughts not worth interpolating.

it happens a million different ways
we're sending it out to space,
and when it comes I'll be in charge
of all the missiles and the bombs,
the words upon the wall.

to think the same thing every day,
phones in hand, eyes closed we pray
tune out to sing the blues
anything to find the next excuse.
I find this all frustrating,
a picture not worth illustrating.
Track Name: modern epoch
don't believe what you hear
don't believe what you do
everything's a myth
waiting to be pursued.

the price of love is loss,
the game is rigged to lose
I stepped into life today
with the wrong pair of shoes.

the business of nothing,
selling what we do.
finding new ways of suffering,
on our fruitless search for truth.
Track Name: conspiracy theorist
hung my keys next to the door
decided i won't be so present anymore
buried behind a boundary that doesn't exist
syntax world with constant stream of emptiness

think i'll read the boy a book
the world burns silently while we refuse to look
take a second glance at the path we made
second chances burn when the dishes break

oh i know just how it feels now
the structure's compromised,
and it's all just crashing down
oh i know just how to deal now
if the foundation holds
we can figure something out

think i'll sing the boy to sleep
soothing songs about the promises we'll keep
working overtime to fix ourselves
open sores and character flaws
hold us in these hells