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The Sun Still Rises

by The Absurd

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  • With this incredible deal, you get a physical copy of "The Sun Still Rises", as well as your choice of limited edition T-Shirt. In addition to these two glorious items you also receive stickers and an autographed custom Polaroid of the band.
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    Features an artisan-crafted CD made of 100% artificial polycarbonate plastic with thin layers of aluminum and acrylic coating. The CD comes packaged in an un-recycled cardboard sleeve featuring art from The Absurd's own Joshua S. Loney Esq.

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    A beautiful 50/50 blend tee shirt, hand spun by the maidens of old Tibet. Keeps its form and stays dry, perfect for use both in a sweaty mosh pit or as a bold fashion statement on the runways of Milan
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    A beautiful 50/50 blend tee shirt, hand spun by the maidens of old Tibet. Keeps its form and stays dry, perfect for use both in a sweaty mosh pit or as a bold fashion statement on the runways of Milan
    ships out within 7 days

      $15 USD or more 

     

1.
see the pale, green look on her face sick from carrying the burden of this place tired and weary, but she stands up straight so god bless the usa god bless the usa the only place I wanna stay the only words I wanna say are god bless the usa hey to the true red, white, and blue we pray she's no angel, she's no saint just the bearer of the torch to her grave if you squint you can still see the flame so god bless the usa god bless the usa god bless the usa god bless the usa god bless the usa if she were never born never conceived where would we be now? walking on bare feet through empty streets we're better off, somehow god bless the usa god bless the usa god bless the usa
2.
Hollow Land 04:20
say it to me, say it one more time how I should learn to smile and say it's fine how I should walk along and nevermind how I should learn my place and fall in line broadcast it on the tv screens say what you couldn't mean overload the internet just in case we didn't get it yet you already know who I am still you can't understand i'm more than just a man i'm the motherfuckin' spirit of the hollow land you really wanna know my name? you really gotta change your ways you really wanna know my name? heads up, down here on the ground we already know what's been goin' down beat me with your battered book of lies explain to me what I can't realize a man can't fit the world inside his mind and a man can't change what's preordained he's a lucky motherfucker just to be alive etch it in to the bathroom walls carve it in to the bathroom stalls privacy don't mean a thing when power is the ruler and the dollar is king you already know who I am still you can't understand i'm more than just a man i'm the motherfuckin' spirit of the hollow land you really wanna know my name? you really gotta change your ways you really wanna know my name? heads up, down here on the ground we already know what's been goin' down give it to me now you really wanna know my name, motherfucker c'mon lord, you gotta change your fuckin' ways, hey you really wanna know my name? heads up, down here on the ground we already know what's been you really wanna know my name? you really gotta change your fuckin' ways you really wanna know my name? heads up, down here on the ground we already know what's been goin' down
3.
i picture myself in a red room dark except for the candle light on the wall hang pictures of you on the floor lie pieces of my spine hey, get over it hey, get over it i take a step towards the wall i press my cheek to a picture of you my knees get weak and i fall i curse what you have put me through hey, get over it hey, get over it hey, get over it hey, get over it hey, get over it hey, get over it take a hammer to the side of my brain beat me 'til i go sane bleed me dry and take what's left of me hey, get over it get over it
4.
Enemy_ 04:11
every day you wanna talk to me every day you wanna talk to me i only got so much energy i only got so much energy every day you wanna put me down every day you wanna put me down stamp my face straight into the ground every day you wanna put me down do you wanna be my enemy? do you wanna see my body bleed? search with your eyes closed not understanding all you see and you're bound to be my enemy. every day you wanna throw a fit every day you wanna throw a fit i'm gettin' fucking sick and tired of it every day you wanna throw a fit every day you wanna scream and shout every day you wanna scream and shout yell at the sky and curse the clouds every day you wanna scream and shout it's killing me. <chorus> do you wanna be my enemy? do you wanna be my enemy? i only got so much energy i only got so much energy its killing me. <chorus> do you wanna be my enemy?
5.
if you see me comin' you'd better run got my finger on the trigger of a loaded gun and I can't wait to shoot like a lone rider of oblivion i take graves for names, and then talk to none so I'm beggin' you to make your move nothing good lasts too long anyway my rage has plagued what used to stay in place before I met the likes of you so if you see me comin' you'd better run got my finger on the trigger of a loaded gun and I can't wait to shoot all your love was just a fantasy all your warmth was only make believe you eat the weak, the helpless become your prey but we know every dog has his day if you see me walkin' in the settin' sun hand hangin' low, hand by my gun you'd better commence to move i'm comin' for you, the lonely one who cries for wolf when there are none so I'm beggin' you to listen to these songs they sing in the light of day when everyone else has gone away when everything's misunderstood or true so if you see me comin' you'd better run got my finger on the trigger of a loaded gun and I can't wait to shoot no all your love was just a fantasy all your warmth was only make believe you eat the weak, the helpless become your prey but we know every dog has his day yeah, if you see me comin' you'd better run got my finger on the trigger of a loaded gun if you see me comin' you'd better run got my finger on the trigger of a loaded gun
6.
Innermission 04:04
7.
A.S.P.D. 03:11
i don't wanna hear it anymore i don't wanna hear it anymore every day you're knockin' at my door i don't wanna hear it anymore and I'm afraid it's not a lie i see the fire in your eyes again it's how I feel i keep it real so stay the hell away from me, my friend i don't wanna hear it anymore i don't wanna hear it anymore and I'm afraid it's not a lie i see the fire in your eyes again it's how I feel i keep it real so stay the hell away from me, my friend i don't wanna hear it anymore i don't wanna hear it anymore i don't wanna hear it anymore i don't wanna hear it anymore and I'm afraid it's not a lie i see the fire in your eyes again it's how I feel i keep it real so stay the hell away from me, my friend
8.
Ego Trauma 04:28
king of a small town, make your move i got nothin' to say to you can't see beyond your cluttered walls can't see beyond your barnyard stall, well we can't all be gifted men perspective could be your best friend, but you'd rather get red in the face and give us all just a little taste of what happened to you when you were young what happened to you when you were young pot-bellied and full of heat the biggest ship in the smallest fleet in a tank you filled with toys to stick it to those bully boys well, you stayed so long you can't recall what's real and beyond the fourth wall, so to the depths, you'll drag us there and we'll be made to sit and stare at what happened to you when you were young what happened to you when you were young what happened to you when you were young what happened to you when you were young what happened to you when you were young what happened to you when you were young
9.
WOLF! 04:44 video
yeah, feelin' low the apocalypse is on its way, or so the people know yeah, where do we go? we've hit rock bottom, so they say, this volcano's gonna blow everyone has lost their minds it's hard to even find the time to smell the roses and just get away every day the sun still rises in the same place but you say that we're all doomed cry wolf one more time and do it with a straight face no one's gonna believe you yeah, this tv show it's got no teeth and the plot moves too slow yeah, the actors have no lines so they just bitch while the director sits and leads them from behind everybody screams and shouts but no one knows what it's about it makes a man want to blow his brains out every day the sun still rises in the same place but you say that we're all doomed cry wolf one more time and do it with a straight face no one's gonna believe you the future is a fevered haze and panic is the latest craze please, god, tell us help is on its way every day the sun still rises in the same place but you say that we're all doomed cry wolf one more time and do it with a straight face no one's gonna believe you
10.
you can see it on the lonely faces of every last one of them who roams across this land see the lines underneath their eyes? they're lost, confused, they're terrified this little boy, he wants to be alright but he don't know how to fight they paralyzed his mind you can see it in the way they move like dancing through a dark room filled to the walls with glue you don't, you don't, you don't, you don't know what it feels like to always lose whoa well this little girl, she wants to be alright but she don't know how to fight they paralyzed her mind this little boy he wants to be alright but he don't know how to fight they paralyzed his mind paralyzed her mind they'll paralyze your mind they'll paralyze your mind paralyze your mind paralyze your mind
11.
buy a gun start a war can you tell me what are we fighting for? there's a madman screaming outside my door but at least he's free find a girl take her in if we both lose then we both win the madman screams ripped at the seams but at least he's free but you can't teach an old dog new tricks, can you now? you can drink the water, but you're gonna get sick i've heard it all a thousand times before it's the same old story it's the same old tired bore someone come and tell me what it is I can't understand break the truth rape my mind all so you can climb a little higher on the vine the madman screams about a broken dream and how the shackles he's been wearing won't let his body free but you can't teach an old dog new tricks, can you now? you can drink the water, but you're gonna get sick i've heard it all a thousand times before it's the same old story it's the same old tired bore someone come and tell me what it is I can't understand we made the tempest with fog machines smoke and mirrors in a fever dream if we can build it we can burn it down arms to arms now everybody gather 'round we made the earthquake we made the sound we made the ground shake we brought the hounds will we destroy what we did create? or are we bound to be slaves slaves to our fate? but you can't teach an old dog new tricks, can you now? you can drink the water, but you're gonna get sick, hey i've heard it all a thousand times before it's the same old story it's the same old fucking bore someone come and tell me what it is I can't understand

about

"The Sun Still Rises" is the second full-length LP from the greatest rock 'n' roll band you've ever heard in your life, bucko, you better believe it I tells ya.

The album is a leap forward for the band's sound, into dirtier, grimier territory. Recorded once again in a delirious haze punctuated by brief moments of lucidity, at Alice Cooper's old Laurel Canyon mansion, "The Sun Still Rises" is a psychedelic, thundering romp through Old Pappy's record collection. Well... if Old Pappy was into riding motorcycles, drinkin' beers, smokin' weed, fighting with katana swords, & ricocheting through mosh pits full of hippies.

Yes, somehow in The Absurd's frantic four-year rampage up and down the West Coast, and throughout the LA rock scene, they have assembled a remarkably diverse base of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Ranging from stoner rock die-hards, classic rock nerds & doom heads to free lovin' hippies, indie kids & uncompromising punks, their shows are a sight to behold for any rock fan nostalgic for the days when Eddie Vedder & David Yow used to plunge headfirst into a teeming mass of bodies.

"The Sun Still Rises" captures the band's live energy in spades, thanks to the pummeling, yet spacy production. Engineered & mixed by Joshua Martinez, the record reflects a vast array of influences ranging from the band's roots in Detroit garage rock to their affinity for Radiohead-esque prog epics. The sound is heavy yes, but with plenty of room left for frontman Ben Foerg's expressive lyrics to breathe.

But you've probably zoned out by now anyway. Maybe the acid's just finally kicking in, degenerates. Time to press play. And as always, remember to have a good time.


2020, BENT KNEE RECORDS

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released October 30, 2020

Produced by Joshua Martinez, Ben Foerg, & Josh Loney
Engineered & Mixed by Joshua Martinez
Mastered by Grant Cornish

Vox/Guitar/Lyrics - Ben Foerg
Bass - Josh Loney
Drums - Colin Jensen

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