Headless

by Serpent Servant Slave

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Eric Clay One of the best surprises of 2020. 7 tracks of absolutely legit industrial-tinged darkwave that perfectly balances ominous atmosphere with pop sensibilities. It’s very cool to see an artist with a background in punk/metal take this creative turn, and make it work so well. Fans of Depeche Mode, early NIN, early Ministry etc. will find a lot to like here.
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    Pressed on heavyweight color vinyl, this first pressing includes a deluxe 8 page, 12x12 booklet for an insert. Mastered by Dave Eck @ Lucky Lacquers, this record sounds like a dream! The color scheme is subtle yet beautiful, so there are sure to be no disappointed buyers!

    The first pressing of "Headless" is limited to only 300 copies. The "release show" variant is not currently for sale, but we hope to find something cool to do with it once the world stops its slow decent into hell.

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1.
Somethin' 04:27
The ladybug's wings are broken They don't work no more The preacher on the street stopped talking He's still wanting more He's still wanting more Whether above, or below, we all need something. Not quite above, or below, we all need something Your leaders on the TV talking, says you're a whore Words hit the floor The people on the streets are talking Change beats at the door, as lions roar Whether above, or below, we all need something Not quite above, or below, we all need something
2.
Seven 05:05
Keep on moving on You don't have to do this again Over and Over Let it burn A.E.I.O.U. I've seen it all before, and it happens, with you Down, down, down, not so long ago Spark, spark, spark, feels free Knock, knock, knock No one knows Love, heal, forgive, and be free What are you talking about? When up is down, and left is right Trade lonely days for sacred nights I wait to fly, I wait awhile You take my hand, we run and dive When up is down, and left is right Off is on, and death is life I wait to fly, I wait till I can take your hand, we'll run and dive Long, long, long, not so long ago Dark, dark, dark, be free Knock, knock, knock Well no one knows Love, heal, forgive, and be free When up is down, and left is right Trade lonely days for sacred nights I wait to fly, I wait awhile You take my hand, we run and dive When up is down, and left is right Off is on, and death is life I wait to fly, I wait till I can take your hand, we'll run and dive Beyond We'll run and dive
3.
Unlock the door and let it go Still light shines thin upon razored shores In the end I wonder just how it fell to pieces Your heart starts beating at the beat of my drum It goes Bum. Bum Your heart starts bleeding and it's never enough It goes Bum Where do you run now? When do you burn out? Unlock the door and let it go Bright lights shine above beyond marked floors In the end still wonder, just how we found the pieces Where do you run now? When do you burn out? Your heart starts beating at the beat of my drum It goes Bum. Bum
4.
Well, what you want. You'll never get it You look around, now go get it Where you gonna go? Who you gonna see? Don't sit and talk about it Just make believe this Watchu Doin Wanting More? Watchu Doin Wanting More? Well, what you will You can get it You look around, now accept it Where you gonna be? Who you gonna see? Don't sit and talk about it Just make believe this Watchu Doin Wanting More? Watch that sound as it goes around, bounces back, as it tears it down, goes around round Watchu Doin Wanting More?
5.
Belts 04:04
So you want to be born again? You want to be born again? Life's subtle rivers flow and all enemies fade Cracks meet the oceans floor, there's no people for sale Then the drain goes down on you, and the fire burns away what we call you They said it's easy as 123 My mother told me that peace was easy Oh good. I'm waiting Now there's people standing at my door, out the window, ceiling, in the floors But still, life always goes easy They looked at me and said, what colors your love? Light's subtle rhythms flow, as darkness fades Self turns to legions form, beyond the veil And the stains washed clean from you, as the fire burns away what you call you What colors your love?
6.
The Same 04:44
Fight, when the cold winds come and blow it down I'm a mess who's been swept in between two walls Without you I stand alone. Without you, who knows what's left? Feel the water rise above the drain, a flood Sit in silence, heat from hope is not enough Too much for you Too late for you I want to love you but I don't know how In every moment we just pretend it's good I want to leave you, but I don't know now In the end it's always the same No light, when the cold winds come and blow us down I'm a mess swept in the corner of two walls Beside you, I stand alone Beside you, who knows what's left? I want to love you but I don't know how In every moment we just pretend it's good I want to leave you, but I don't know now In the end it's always the same Feel the fire burn above the ash and mud Golden tongues, chew at the flesh of faith, alone I want to love you but I don't know how In every moment we just pretend it's good I want to leave you, but I don't know now In the end it's always the same
7.
I need a summer but the summer's come and gone I need a summer but its winter in my heart It's all the same, the fucked up game you play with me I need to hold you, but you're never coming back I can't get, any lower I can't find, all the pieces of my broken life I need a summer but the summers come and gone I need a summer like a winter in my heart I can't get, any lower I can't find all the pieces of my broken life But I try I still try

about

Headless is the debut album from Serpent Servant Slave, the newest group assembled by Jesse Smith (Zao, Gods, Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost). Formed near the end of the line for The Holy Ghost, Smith began to explore different instrumentation and took on a collaboration with Breyer White...and Serpent Servant Slave was born.

Headless finds the duo exploring elements of electronica and alt-rock, blending it with some not-so-subtle gothic undertones and - at times - tipping their toes into an almost industrial-like sound. While the album themes are rather dark, they are also melodious and harmonic. Simply put, these songs have killer hooks that get stuck in your head with a constant throbbing beat that will keep your toes tapping along.

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released July 31, 2020

Written, recorded and produced by Jesse Smith & Breyer White
Vinyl master by Dave Eck & Lucky Lacquers
Album art by Unseen Hues

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