by S.L.A.M.

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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.


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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Track Name: Crimson Smoke
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
Track Name: Tree of Doubt
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
Track Name: B.L.T.B.
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
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
Track Name: Hours Believe
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
Track Name: The Fawn
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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