HUMANITIES (EP)

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about

Exploring some of the strange terrain in this world of techno-alienation, HUMANITIES' debut EP focuses on our all too familiar, yet strange relationships with things like social media and communicative labour, and our dependence on various technologies and institutions in sharing our experiences with others in the world. The imagery and themes are related to our collective efforts — and failures — at communication and community.

It opens with the driving post-hardcore sound of “Century of the Selfie,” a bitter meditation on the false promises of social media and connectivity, and then moves through the claustrophobia of “Come Outside” formed from varying strands of punk and hardcore. The dystopic visions of work and leisure in “Belly Full of Fear” combine with noisy, dense guitars that shine with a dissonant melody. The EP concludes with the somewhat more optimistic, yet crushing dirge rock of “Your Dreams are My Dreams,” a song that finds a certain communicative and creative possibility in that apparently most solitary, and unproductive, activity: dreaming. Through dreams we find a shared energy that runs deeply into the individual, seeping into it and pushing out beyond it, into others and to the world.


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credits

released March 25, 2016

Birdwise - Guitars & Vocals
Tashi - Guitars
Phil - Drums
Handreaux - Bass

Engineered & Mixed by Matt Connell at Northwood Studios.
"Ink" and "This Body, This Fire" recorded and edited by HUMANITIES at 100 EYES HQ.
Masterered by Dave Williams at Eight Floors Above Mastering Co.

Artwork & Photography: Alejandro Cairncross
Press Photo: Hannah Enkel

Special thanks to Colour Code Printing & Private Press Printing.

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HUMANITIES Toronto, Ontario

Dissonant Dirge Rock

Humanities combine musical ferocity with thoughtful lyrics resulting in angry, poetic dirges. The songs weave dissonant melodies with heavy hitting riffs, and lyrics that muse on the world itself in crisis.

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Track Name: Century of the Selfie
Your masks are in fashion
And your lies are too
(In fact) you only tell the truth
When your lips are sealed

Seeing eye to I
You’ve got your role
You’re in control
You’re not in control

Playtime’s just begun
Now playtime’s over
You’re on your own again
In front of everyone

This is a new century
And you’re a citizen
In this brave new world
In this brave new world

(break)

Because time is money
Because talk is cheap
A picture is worth
A thousand useless words

Your narcissism
And your obsessions
Some sweet rewards
For all the work you’ve done

You’re in control
You’re not in control
You’re in control
You’re not in control

CHORUS
Everything
Everything is fine
With every lie
Everything I spy

OUTRO
Everything is fine
Everything is fine
Everything is
Everything is fine
Track Name: Come Outside
Come outside
the gang’s all here
with their arms open wide

It’s not that cold
and there’s plenty place to hide

Although the place has changed
you can still lose your mind

And we can run from the shit
that’s been chasing us all our lives

(break)

I’m sorry I lied
I said what I said
just to get you outside

I knew it would
and I’m glad I tried

Although your face has changed
and you know you’re gonna die

So we can stop all the circles
we’ve been running in all our lives

But it’s like you’d never have to die
If you come outside
If you come outside
It’s like you’d never have to die

You can’t outrun the past or stop what’s coming
Memory slips away and the future is a burden
Inside the prison walls you might call it home
Take it outside and you go it alone

Pick your battles well cause you’re eventually gonna lose
Fight the good fight (and)find your neck in a noose
‘Cause when the well is empty and it’s dry as a bone
You’ll drink your own blood that you suck from a stone

But it’s like you’d never have to die
If you come outside
You’d never have to die
If you come outside
Track Name: Belly Full of Fear
VERSE
Punch in
punching out
Precariat
won’t leave you out
Company
no company
Competitor
Employee

Business
of liberty
Push to pull
free and always failing

CHORUS
And then you can fade away

VERSE
Punch in
punching out
Precariat
won’t leave you out

Company
no company
Competitor
Employee

Fantasies
of freedom
Push to pull
free and always failing

CHORUS
And then you can fade away
And then you can leave today
Then they can forget your name
And then you can fade away

OUTRO/REFRAIN
With your stomach empty
and your belly full of fear

With your stomach empty
and your belly full of fear

With your heart broken
and your belly full of fear

And your belly full of fear
And your belly full of fear
And your belly full of fear
And your belly full of fear
Track Name: Your Dreams Are My Dreams
{YOUR DREAMS ARE MY DREAMS}

I am many and less than one

Mirror me as my gaze holds on you, please

I need you to see me as I come undone

Your dreams are my dreams

Together in the dark becoming

And together we hide in its seams

Inscribing our words with its black ink

Your dreams are my dreams

Secrets unkept and beds unmade

Where your screams join my screams

Our debts abandoned and edges frayed

Your dreams are my dreams

Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams
Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams
Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams
Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams
Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams
Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams
Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams
Your dreams are my dreams are your dreams