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Always Night

by FOTOCRIME

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1.
DUPLICATE DAYS R: Vocals, guitar, synths Nick: Guitar Shelley: Bass Mother: Drums Hits like a tremor in the night Faint flicker of another life Beautiful forever As we are right now Duplicate days Where our time replays Every kiss will wound us But the last one kills Hold on with all your might No duplicate days in sight Vision flashed before your eyes Fragment of a moment trapped in time Here together Eternal for now Duplicate days Where our time replays Every kiss will wound us But the last one kills Hold on with all your might No duplicate days in sight Hold on with all your might No duplicate days Hits like a tremor in the night A moment trapped in time Here together but not for long Hold on with all your might No duplicate days in sight Hold on with all your might No duplicate days No duplicate days No duplicate days
2.
AT PLAY IN THE NIGHT TIDE R: Vocals, guitar, synths Nick: Guitar, vocals Shelley: Bass, vocals Mother: Drums Don’t you trust a single word There are no friends in this world Full of swindlers and knaves And players of confidence games Your black hair spread out on the sand As sunlight comes to its end The waves lap at your feet Soon devoured by the sea Adrift in the surf Cast off with a kiss and a curse At play in the night tide At play in the night tide Chapter and verse Echo and fall to the Earth At play in the night tide At play in the night tide Shivering sound Sharp breath and a rippling crown At play in the night tide At play in the night tide You answered the call Of vanity’s flaw At play in the night tide At play in the night tide Adrift in the surf Cast off with a kiss and a curse At play in the night tide At play in the night tide You answered the call Of vanity’s flaw The vain glory of love’s long fraud You answered the call There are no friends in this trade This black horizon a reflective grave Vermin disguised by the shade Litter the shore to watch you sink in the waves Chapter and verse Echo and fall to the Earth At play in the night tide At play in the night tide Adrift in the surf Cast off with a kiss and a curse At play in the night tide At play in the night tide
3.
THE TRANCE OF LOVE R: Vocals, synths Shelley: Vocals Mother: Drums I would give all I could give And I would say all I could say To catch your eye And have you look my way I would pray all I could pray And I would get down on my knees today Kneel at your feet And pledge to obey I would steal all I could steal And I would kill whoever you want killed To have you Just another day In the trance of love illusion’s never enough It’s not yours, it never was In the trance of love confusion’s come undone It’s not yours, it never was In the trance of love illusion’s never enough It’s not yours, it never was In the trance of love, In the trance of love I would leave myself behind And erase every trace you could find To inhabit the face That made you mine It’s not yours, it never was It’s not yours, it’s not yours In the trance of love illusion’s never enough It’s not yours, it never was In the trance of love confusion’s come undone It’s not yours, it never was In the trance of love illusion’s never enough It’s not yours, it never was In the trance of love, In the trance of love Come and see what you’ve done to me In the trance of love, in the trance of love Come and see what you’ve done to me In the trance of love, in the trance of love
4.
04:00
ALWAYS HELL R: Vocals, guitars, bass, synths Mother: Drums Global evacuation route Cross-Atlantic power moves Last night you saw foundations shake And you slumbered like a fool In these times you always falter In these times you turn away Douse the money with the gasoline As you’re waiting for the grave While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the exile It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the bomb to drop It’s always hell, always hell It’s always, always Watched an institution break Disassembled at the stroke of noon Saw them burning on the stake You believed it still untrue At these times you always falter At these times you turn away Douse yourself in the gasoline As you’re waiting for the grave While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the bomb to drop It’s always hell, always hell With the demons, with the dogs It’s all gone wrong for us While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the exile It’s always hell, always hell With the demons, with the dogs While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell It’s always hell, always hell It’s always, always
5.
PLATE GLASS EYES R: Vocals, guitars, bass, synths Mother: Drums With the specters of night there’s a burning drive to admit our lies At the break of dawn we see the dust from the truth As the tracks of dogs lead past our homes with their muzzles off They crash the cars and leave them smoking for you I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below With uncanny pride the phantoms of night let out their cries While the sleeping babes shake their heads with disgust All the shrines of fools started closing in with increasing thirst Where’s the last of the wise men left to go I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below I see myself in the valley below
6.
TECTONIC SHIFT R: Vocals, guitars, synths, hammer J.: Bass Mother: Drums There’s a rift A crack in time I can’t bear to see it now Did we shift Or realign I can’t try to solve it now There’s a shift A change in sight I can’t see the ending now

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Released by Golden Antenna Records
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The Always Night EP on Golden Antenna Records follows Fotocrime’s self-released Always Hell 7”, which was issued in early 2017 and quickly sold out of its limited edition pressing. In addition to two songs from the 7” (“Always Hell” and “Plate Glass Eyes”), Always Night features three new exclusive tracks and a remix by Ben Chisholm, producer and multi-instrumentalist for Chelsea Wolfe. All songs were produced by Pattern’s longtime collaborator J. Robbins (Jawbox).

Openers “Duplicate Days” and “At Play In The Night Tide” expand on Fotocrime’s dark post-punk sound with expanded melodic sensibilities and Thieneman and Pattern’s guitars interweaving alongside pulsing synthesizer sequences. “The Trance Of Love” enters new territory altogether, introducing the band’s first entirely electronic music (showing hints of early German EBM influence) and stark backing vocals from bassist Shelley Anderson.

The collection is rounded out by “Tectonic Shift (Continental Mix)” a remix and reconstruction by Ben Chisholm, known for his role as Chelsea Wolfe’s longtime bandmate, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Chisholm’s lush arrangement features Pattern’s dark Leonard Cohen-esque vocals riding along a wave that crests and descends into darkness.

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released November 3, 2017

Fotocrime is: 
R/Pattern - vocals, guitars, bass guitar, synthesizers, programming
with:
Nick Thieneman - guitars, vocals
Shelley Anderson - bass guitar, vocals
Mother - drums

Produced, engineered, and mixed by J. Robbins
Recorded and mixed at The Magpie Cage, Baltimore, MD
January, February, and July 2017
Assistant engineer: Matt Redenbo
Additional vocal recording by Shelley Anderson at Bitter Blood
“Tectonic Shift” remix by Ben Chisholm

Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Lab Mastering
“Always Hell” & “Plate Glass Eyes” mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio

Layout and front cover photo by R.
Words and music by R.

Copyright 2017 Fotocrime (BMI)

Licensing and publishing rights administered by Rough Trade Publishing.

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Forging a connection between the shadows of the underbelly of the mid-century American Dream, the ghostly corners of post-war Europe, and the present moment, FOTOCRIME breathes new life into Cold War paranoia, modern-day malaise and smoky noir.

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