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Underperformer

by EYES

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bcb723 This is the sound of post-election US 2020 via Copenhagen, Denmark noise-punk rock. Spot on and intensely cathartic. This music makes me want to channel all of my pent-up anger and tear down the ignorance around us. This would also include informing the same individuals who metaphorically hide their head in the ceiling, like on the album cover, oblivious to the death and destruction all around them. Favorite track: Voiceswhispersecretsandspeakonlytruths.
Darknight
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Darknight The swagger and heaviness to destroy everything is portrayed in this freaking awesome album,prepare yourself for a journey to hell and back. Punk,blastbeats just to mess with your tiny mind makes Underperformer a must! Favorite track: Voiceswhispersecretsandspeakonlytruths.
Scratching Post-It
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Scratching Post-It This album is the perfect way to channel my American hopelessness and anger in October 2020. Perfectly succinct and heavy hitting as hell. FFO of Daughters. Favorite track: Swim.
Libertarian Nutcase
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Libertarian Nutcase This album absolutely kills!! Furious Hardcore Metal from these Swedes. Favorite track: Distance.
Nick Jensen
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Nick Jensen Take every negative feeling imaginable, multiply it by a thousand, and picture yourself releasing it simultaneously in audible form, and you have what EYES sound and feel like. Effin' brilliant!! Favorite track: Surf.
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1.
Verge 04:30
A garden full of wonders A garden full of love and life A small flower wasting away A garden full of pain and strife Now it hides from the sun Now it's withering on Used to bring joy and laughter Now it brings nothing at all Used to bring joy and laughter Nobody seems to care anymore Now it hides from the sun Now it's withering on Used to be up for a challenge Now it's a challenge every day Used to be up for a challenge A small flower wasting away Wanted to bloom (Wasting away) Wanted to bloom (Wasting away)
2.
Distance 02:04
Distance ever growing Inside myself Between everyone else "Overcome it" they say Will I ever feel normal again Did you even notice Did you even see Piles of money that never existed Weighing down on my shoulder All of my fears, concerns and worries grow stronger Weighing down like a boulder Will I ever feel normal again I'll face my end one day I wanna do it with a smile on my face
3.
Tell myself I'm productive Tell myself I never know why Days and hours are slipping away Convinced myself to not even try Reduce me to dreamlike existence Passive thoughts, passive mind Walked down the path with least resistance Convinced myself I'm doing just fine Overperform your hubris (Underperform your life) Overperform the lie (Overperform the lie) You're nothing like you perceive yourself in real life In their eyes you're doing just fine In your eyes you're doing just fine (But you're an) Underperformer by design Underperform your way through life
4.
Choke 02:47
Promises always given, never kept Promised to give it back, but here I am Darkness Embraced by sickness once again False friends Surrounded by them, time and time again I thought I moved past this I thought I was done Choking on my life
5.
Surf 03:33
They build me a concrete foundation Crumbling as it weakens like clay for each day passing I keep rebuilding, it'll never stand Astray in their grasp Alive in a deathtrap Security never lasting Sanity seems scarce My home is my palace My mind is in ruins My body is my tomb Astray in their grasp Alive in a deathtrap Forte in a mask Alive in a deathtrap A fool with a task Alive in a deathtrap They started building a castle for me It crumbled before it ever stood As each year passed What prevailed was only a frame Stared out an open door Saw Jesus Christ He told me to go fuck myself How will I go to heaven now?
6.
Off 02:40
Fill your soul Fill to your heart's content Fill it up till it flows over Set your goals Not too high, too low Set your limits, set yourself Off I tried, I tried, I tried I tried to be my best self But the stains, the dirt on my hands Won't wash away I will never be clean Fill your cup Be full of yourself Crash the bike you'll buy when you turn 40 Jump off the windowsill Make your mistakes before they make you Sit alone and rot away You know it'll be easier when you're gone But the stains, the grime on my face Won't wash away I will never be clean I’ll never be I’ll never be I won’t ever be clean I will set myself off Fill your soul Fill to your heart's content Fill it up till it flows over Set your goals And try not to reach them Set your limits light yourself on fire
7.
Choices I made Failures I lived through Got the better of me Don’t know how much more I can take Surrounded by flies I’m dead but I still survive Voices whisper secrets And speak only truths “Why do you put up with yourself?” My conscience talks My heart shuts it out My rationality closed down Surrounded by eyes My stomach churning as I pass them by I’m dead but I still survive Enclosed in time Enclosed in time Surrounded by flies I’m dead but I still survive
8.
Swim 02:51
You got a name to live up to You got promise about you Always told you’re meant to be one of the greats But it was founded in nothing at all Swam with broken arms towards the horizon Washed ashore Couldn’t even be adrift if I tried Wouldn’t even die if I drowned Flew towards the sun with burning wings Stranded on a cloud Not even daring to jump for escape Not even daring to let hunger get me I used to play the leading man Got the girl and I saved the day Now I can’t even be cast as an extra Went from Sinatra to a modern Travolta One day I didn’t fucking care The next I didn’t even dare to think I used to just not care Why can’t I just not care One day I didn’t fucking care The next I didn’t even dare to think Why can’t I just not care Tomorrow let me just not care
9.
Victim 02:41
Never faulted Never see Never listen Never learn Always take Always drain In your eyes You never had a blame In your eyes You never had a blame You'll see if you divert your gaze for a second No one but yourself caused this Never faulted Never see Never listen Never learn Always take Always drain You'll see if you divert your gaze for a second Induced your pain Infused misery No one but yourself caused this They started the fire You fuel the flames Induced your fate Infused misery Abused your surroundings Abduced yourself You're the victim here
10.
Crutches 03:16
Broke all my bones Crushed by life’s boxes Even after they've healed I'm still on crutches Still to this day I am challenged In morals, in judgement Still to this day I carry on The best I can Wondering when This slow and painful Transformation from boy to man Transformation Will be done Even if the sun is shining on me and mine The shadow of doubt will always confine My deepest thoughts are my darkest secrets My deepest fears will never be witnessed Whatever I feel, I'm still a man

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Released through Indisciplinarian
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Watch the video for 'Distance': vimeo.com/443322112

Watch the video for 'Underperformer': vimeo.com/450736240

credits

released September 25, 2020

All songs written and performed by EYES

Recorded and mixed by Tobias Munk Tønder at Angry Music Studios (www.angrymusic.org/studios/)

Mastered by Jacob Bredahl at Dead Rat Studio (www.deadratstudio.com)

Artwork by Jon Gotlev / NO HEROES
(www.noheroes.dk)

Additional vocals on ”Surf” by Jacob Bredahl

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