MOVEMENT

by STEREOMA

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Recorded over the course of a year (Fall 2014 - Fall 2015) in our various homes using the most basic mics and equipment.

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released January 15, 2016

Nick Curran: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Synths/Keys, (Bass on Track 1,4,5,6,7,12), (Beats on Track 4)
Brad Topping: Guitar, (Bass on Track 3)
Josh Wood: Bass, (Drums on Track 3, 7, 11)
Caleb Lewis: Drums, Percussion

Special appearance by members of The Chamber of Commerce Orchestra
String and Horn arrangements by Nick Curran
Produced by Nick Curran
Mixing: Nick Curran
Mixing consultants: Brad Topping, Josh Wood & Caleb Lewis
Engineering: Wood, Topping & Curran
Drum Engineering: Wood, Lewis
Mastered by Nick Curran using Reason software
Cover Art: Curran
Design and Layout: Jaclyn Miranda-Curran
Material Support: Matthew Lubeski, Jacob Lewis, Jaclyn Miranda-Curran

All songs written By Nicholas O. Curran (c) 2005, 2008, 2014, 2015
All Songs Liscensed by BMI. published by The ORWELL SOUND.

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stereoma Lancaster, Pennsylvania

"It's like a mental breakdown you can dance to."(FLY magazine)

"Stereoma’s new material is loud, pissed-off rock — and rightly so." -(No Smoking Media)

STEREOMA has returned with a full length album rife with frenzied, dark and paranoid themes of isolation, heartbreak, death and rebirth.

Nick Curran (vocals, guitar, synth, & Brad Topping(guitar, synth)Josh Wood (bass) & Caleb Lewis (drums).
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Track Name: Tell Me No
It kinda looks like I might stick around awhile
I don't have much I can give but i"ll try to smile
I've been shifting around
Drifting from town to town
Blending into the walls like a ghost

And If it's ok with you I'll stay real close
We can share disease
we can drink our way to the coast
Tell me not to go
baby please
Tell me not to go

Kinda looks like i might not be leaving now
I was sure that I was on my way out
To be fair I won't be giving up
To be honest I can't get enough
To be honest...

And If it's ok with you I'll stay real close
We can share disease
we can drink our way to the coast
Tell me not to go
baby please
Tell me not to go
Track Name: Movement
Darling you're all kinds of strange to me.
I see the future in memories
that circle and wind in shapes like
serpents constricting my tongue.
And maybe I'm just way too hard on myself
but you know that penance is beautiful and
mortification is food for my soul
my terrapin flesh. you escape like a dream
when i'm prostrate on the floor
beneath the altar trying to keep my eyes closed.
oh let it go

take me for being a child
cause i'm still that scared little boy with voices
suffer me for being a child
if bliss was in ignorance man i just don't wanna know

i watched as you took off your overcoat
and danced in the subway and mimicked the railroad cars
they lie by the Roanoke
and then i took a payment and bought up some real estate
cash on hand, paper bait
the lottery has put them to death
the lottery has put them to death
we're calling 'em back like fears made to movies
oh now i sit to be overthrown
the haunts of my visions
the cold sweats from all that war
oh let it go

take me for being a child
cause i'm still that scared little boy with voices
suffer me for being a child
if bliss was in ignorance man i just don't wanna know

you know the best songs
they come in six eight time
they come in easy rhyme
you know the best songs
they come to me all the time
they come in six eight time
oh you know the best songs
they come in easy rhyme
they come to me all the time

take me for being a child
cause i'm still that scared little boy with voices
suffer me for being a child
if bliss was in ignorance man i just don't wanna know
Track Name: Just As Well
I saw the walls were grey
and i shuddered
All the universe was crumbling
I made the ferry across the river
It found me safe and secure
I loaded up all my essentials
And headed west to find a home
The trek was rough
And found me shaken
I surely lack that which I was

Oh and I'm sorry to have bothered
I know you must have lived so well
but you came upon me in winter weather
And now we're freezing
It's just as well

I met a girl there
we fell in love
And the story goes from there
We made a family
We lived so poorly
And she left me for a better man
They up and left me
It makes no difference
I prefer to be alone
My kids don't know me
They think I'm dead
Yeah that's something that we have in common

Oh and I'm sorry to have bothered
I know you must have lived so well
but you came upon me in winter weather
And now we're freezing
It's just as well

yeah i think about them
every now and then
but they don't concern me otherwise
Just look at all the animals
Out in the world
They procreate and that is all
They never know now
Who's their daddy
That's called nature
It's just as well

Oh and I'm sorry to have bothered
I know you must have lived so well
but you came upon me in winter weather
And now we're freezing
It's just as well
Track Name: Smallest Spaces
I'm changing season to season
just to survive and collapse
i have marketed myself as an island

when she offered her hand she was a beautiful mess
i took her in and turned her out of the moment

the past is the past
but it's a rabid beast
and i keep running and running in circles

i feel safe
i feel safe
i feel saved in the smallest of spaces

give me a small little box
so i can close out the world
you can pretend i'm a person

i need a place just to shut out the light
and all the voices of my personal hell

i feel safe
i feel safe
i feel saved in the smallest of spaces
Track Name: Phantom Limb
you are the phantom limb which,
against my better judgement,
i believed you were attached to me;
must be the pain i perceive.
i looked intently to distract myself
from your military tactics.
it's no use; we're way beyond extraction.
and i can't retreat from a phantom like you.

we surfaced every hour but
could not evade detection.
we were captured by His Holiness and
his war machine;
and subjected to interrogation.
i swore that i would never crack under pressure.
but the guilt had eaten at me
'till i was just a tongue in mouth.
yeah i was just a tongue in mouth.
Track Name: Dirty Drunk
i have been low down dirty and drunk
and yes i have lusted after women.
and i have been spat upon and slapped for i've done
but i can be the saintliest of saints.
there have been times i have sacrificed everything.
but what does it matter? who's counting?

so i take comfort in singing these songs of purity
purging my mind and my heart.
if it's confession i need,
it's confession i'll bleed
till i'm pallid and weak in the knees.
please forgive me father i have sinned.

i have been drowned out in suicide vomit
paranoid stark raving looner
and i have been lifted up by angels of mercy
and pulled from the wreckage and excess
and i have walked every road.
the crooked and the narrow
and i have sucked the marrow of my fate
while stumbling drunk

so i take comfort in singing these words of purity
purging my mind and my heart.
if it's confession i need,
it's confession i'll bleed
till i'm pallid and weak in the knees.
please forgive me father i have sinned.
Track Name: This City Is Death
i stumble down my front steps to the street
looking for you, i was trying to see.
my hands - they can't stop from shaking
i sweat blood and rum;
i hear my name called from the windows above.
i feel eyes with a terrible glance
fueled by some mistrust,
in bed with a trance.
must be some shifty tramp hanging around.
you know you never really know in this town.

oh you know this city is death and it's full of disease
the harpies, the harlots, the whores and the thieves
they can smell desperation for miles you see
come back to me
oh baby come back to me
oh tell me that you want to be found.
come back to me.

and all these faces, they melt into visions i fear -
names that don't come to my lips anymore
tore out my hair but you still wouldn't show.
you told me you didn't know me no more

come back to me
baby come back to me.
this city is death and it's full of disease
the harpies, the harlots, the whores and the hounds
they can smell desperation for miles around
come back to me.
tell me that you want to be found
come back to me

don't bring me down.
you bring me down.
Track Name: Michael Stipe
Whatever happened to Michael Stipe?
He got lost.
He got out of the spotlight.
When i was young i played those tapes on repeat
They wore out but i still hear that same straight beat
i still hear that same straight beat

You try to make some art
Only get torn apart
You try to stay true
They all lose interest in you
Yeah it's true

People only worship themselves now anyway

Whatever happened to michael Stipe
I never met him but i knew him at heart oh yeah
Went down to Athens once to track him down
The day my life turned into the ground

You spark a movement, start a style
They still forget you after awhile
Try to make some art
Just get torn apart
Try to stay true
They all lose interest in you

Oh now people only worship themselves now anyway
People only worship themselves
sell sell sell sell sell sell sell
you gotta sell sell sell sell sell sell
Track Name: Final Solution
The girls won't touch me 'cause I got a misdirection
And living at night isn't helping my complexion
The signs all say it's a social infection
A little bit of fun's never been an insurrection

Mom threw me out till I get some pants that fit
She just won't approve of my strange kind of wit
I get so excited I always gotta lose it
Then they send me off and make me take the cure

I don't need a cure, I don't need a cure
I don't need a cure, I need a final solution
I don't need a cure, I don't need a cure
I don't need a cure, I need a final solution

Buy me a ticket to a sonic reduction
Guitars gonna sound like a nuclear destruction
It seems I'm the victim of natural selection
Or maybe on another slide in another direction

I don't need a cure, I don't need a cure
I don't need a cure, I need a final solution
I don't need a cure, I don't need a cure
I don't need a cure, I need a final solution

Solution, solution
Track Name: You Don't Know
The street where I live
oh it's a magical myth
you don't know
That's where i get my kicks
you don't know
don't talk to me like this
you don't know
i shut right down - no shit
you don't know

maybe you're looking for a place to go
i don't know
maybe you can find somebody else
and maybe you're looking for a purpose here
who knows
but you ain't gonna find one
oh no no no no

the place i go in dreams
you don't know
i search out every scene
but you don't show
i still hear your voice in my ears
but no one knows

maybe you're looking for a place to go
i don't know
maybe you can find somebody else
and maybe you're looking for a purpose here
who knows
but you ain't gonna find one
oh no no no no
Track Name: Comfortably Lonely
I've been on my own and i'm feeling pretty ok
I've got meds to keep me stable
Got medicine to fight the pain
I've got books to keep me learning
A bible to keep me good
I've got a girl so far away
Got her picture right close to me

And I'm comfortably lonely
And that's how it should be

I've got dreams to keep me sleeping
A check from the government
I've got cigarettes for smoking
A fifth of gin in my fridge
Bad poetry to guide me
Inner voices that never quit

And I'm comfortably lonely
But I don't really give a shit

My mother, she is crying
My dad just pitches a fit
And I'm trying to explain
that it's all gonna be ok
but who am i trying to convince?

And I'm comfortably lonely
oh now i'm comfortably lonely
oh now i'm comfortably lonely
and that's how it should be
Track Name: Not The One
i'm not the one who died
i'm not the one who laid down in your grave
i'm not the one you tried to save
you're still lost now all the same
i'm not the one who bruised your face and
left you on the floor
in the place you swore before
you'd never see again

oh baby i'm not the one
oh baby i'm not the one
like the moon eclipsing the sun
i'm not the one

remember how you picked your way through hell
just to see what you could conjure up
tried to invent some kind of love
you could call call call your own

oh baby i'm not the one
oh baby i'm not the one
like the moon eclipsing the sun
i'm not the one