Silhouettes

by S.L.A.M.

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1.
You take my will and pride What’s left? What’s left? You aim to slow my stride What’s left? You say I’m gonna leave You behind What’s left? What’s left? You’re right Crimson smoke Through my arms and legs Can’t carry the weight Not for your sake You mask your sorrows In an orange bottle What’s left? Holding hostage thoughts of anger What’s left? You look to parasites to find your fix What’s left? What’s left? You're right
2.
Hold out your naked palms And close your hands around The doubt that stained these walls And plant it in the ground It will sprout a tree with black leaves Paint the forest in disease Shroud the fallen in misfortune With no room for you to breathe An empty page is not defeat It’s a veiled opportunity Avoid the throbbing drone That tells you you’re alone Confidence is free Get up on your feet
3.
B.L.T.B. 06:16
Ain’t no benefit to being afraid Or punishments if you misbehave Bruised legs that walk off the day Ain’t no medicine for being afraid All this time it’s been the… A tattered dress tells tall tales To a jury of scares Tired eyes behind the disguise Few care if you’re in the gutter or otherwise All this time it’s been the Blind leading the blind Lights out Alleyways Garbage strewn about Muffled disputes And angry cars Violence seeks other violence Tolerance begs to be forgotten Swollen ankles pray to be forgiven Tolerance begs to be forgotten Burning bright A working girl in paradise Guiding light A working girl in paradise
4.
The position shifted A watery mouth The veil is lifted Going south Sugar for the flies The host is shy Urges rush heavy And comfort says goodbye You’ve got the wind knocked out of you Now we have the burden of proof Take your time, get back up At your knees The hours believe You made it up The speech is cryptic In all accounts The secrets wilted Without a doubt Sugar for the flies A watery mouth In all accounts Temptation sits
5.
The Fawn 04:27
I play the role of the sufferer Never the role of the caregiver Baiting myself for capture There is no slave without a master I am the fawn Pull out the stitches ever so slowly Numbing the nerves Keeping me holy Take off the blindfold And let me see All of the things that I’ve done to me I am the fawn

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"Silhouettes" is the follow-up to Something Like A Monument's "...and the crowd goes mild" released in 2013. Two years, three recording studios, and ten tracks later, "Silhouettes" is the first of two five-track EPs the band has planned for the next year.

Dealing with themes of self-doubt, desperation, and life within an urban environment, "Silhouettes" marks a change in direction for the band with greater focus on song-writing and story-telling while continuing to push the boundaries between rhythm and melody. Heavy, melodic guitar riffs, odd-metered drumming, and lyrics containing multiple layers of meaning make "Silhouettes" a release that will be sure to encapsulate the listener from beginning to end.

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released December 15, 2017

All songs recorded at Milkboy Studios in Philadelphia, PA with additional tracking at Headroom Studios and BANG!ford Studios.

Recording Engineers: Jeff Lucci, Justin Miller & Adam Staniszewski
Mixing Engineer: Vince Welch
Mastering Engineer:Ryan Schwabe

All songs written and performed by Something Like A Monument:
Josh Aptner - drums
Don Custer - bass
Jeff Lucci - guitar/soundscapes
Jamie Shemanski - guitar/vocals
Additional vocals by Ryan Pote

Cover art by Mike Boger
Package design by Don Custer

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S.L.A.M. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

S.L.A.M. is a four-piece band from Philadelphia formed in 2012. For fans of artists ranging from Queens of the Stone Age and The Mars Volta to the likes of Sam Cooke and Bill Withers, S.L.A.M. is known for dynamic song writing and pushing the relationship between rhythm and melody. ... more

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