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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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Track Name: Duplicate Days
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
Track Name: At Play In The Night Tide
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
Track Name: In The Trance Of Love
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
Track Name: Always Hell
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
Track Name: Plate Glass Eyes
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
Track Name: Tectonic Shift (Continental Mix)
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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