Negatives

by Petalfold

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BH Too many good things to say about this release, love it. Hits the nail on the head over and over. One of the best albums I've heard all year. Favorite track: Southern Drillbit Gospel.
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1.
I swear to god You look just like someone I used to know in another life It doesn't exist It doesn't exist ...And it turns with great precision It gains its speed From color and sound There's something in the water that keeps its place in my throat when I die, there's brighter lights and I will drown It doesn't exist It doesn't exist Sarcophagus Single file and facing to the west It turns and it turns It turns and it turns Unrivaled speed Constant terror My name is but a breath to the wind It doesn't exist It turns and it turns It falls to the west It falls to the west
2.
02:43
There's something deeply fucking wrong with the temperature in this goddamn room Disorder in the waiting room They'd sooner hang the doctor False fahrenheit, cracked celsius Million dollar heart transplant Kll yr cngrssmn They killed your family first "They're draining you" Mass blood loss I've never felt lower Your hospitals are towers Built profit from your hurt I've never felt lower Don't look, don't look at me now She called out to someone long dead It was hard to watch But I had to watch ...And there laid catherine, helpless to herself Dead and might as well alone Kaleidoscope eyes lay upon the blind and keep asking where they've been "Don't you have a heart in there somewhere?" So they fix the gun unto their mouths and light their teeth aflame Mass blood loss I've never felt lower Your hospitals are towers Built profit from your hurt I've never felt lower Don't look, don't look at me now And don't you dare Speak your gospel I can smell the corpses on your breath This blood is on your hands
3.
02:34
It's unspeakable How blind I was To discomfort It was always right there Living in my friends Down They glide White knights Cashed their twisted checks The devil is in what's straight ahead Dead dream logic gave you faith The greatest lie I've ever been fed New year. New you. Foundational solitude Ball and chain, keep on you "It's loaded, but harmless" "Eat the ground", you monsters. "Keep it christian" Day-to-Day demons crash through your doors The devil is in what's straight ahead Dead dream logic gave you faith Peek under the blindfold If you're comfortable you're complicit Burn their flags Crush the clay
4.
Take left in central airport and make some pathetic memories See the sights and take nice pictures and kill all your friends Crack your porcelain fingers on a poor child's faith Take your misguided mission and burn your bibles with it Johannesburg is on fire and takes with it my own faith Negative weather and cold fields Brought me to tears I don't know Who I am anymore I'll break it all I'll fold into myself Find yourself Get close to god Find yourself Stray farther from the sun Your son is not your son I waver My hands stray Where they likely shouldn't Lipgloss dreams and house fire anthems Lipgloss dreams and car crash depression And I get petrified in the bookstore There's no one else I'm alone Poison works too slow There's no one I'm someone wretched unto the wasteland I eat myself alive "Get right with god" Get right? My deadbeat holy father beats his wife
5.
You are a weapon engineered to cause me harm I am a waitress transitioned to dance in the sun (they're missing) Star-crossed lovers shot down by the sun Glitz meets glamour, paradise lost Fire and brimstone, but we're still dancing goddamnit I take quiet solace in the fact that the same uncaring, disgusting worms will break down and eat us both in the bitter end. It's spinning... It's broken, it's bleeding, it's hurting, it's crying
6.
There was a house in my hometown It was a mess of blood and organs There was a mess in my hometown It was bleeding There was a house in my hometown It was a mess of blood and organs There was a mess in my hometown It was breathing I never saw that in my dreams I never see anything I'm only scared of what's left over When everyone forgets about me I don't know why I try There's nothing left for me It only gets deeper down You had me at "I love you back" There was a house in my hometown It was a mess of blood and organs There was a mess in my hometown It was bleeding There was a house in my hometown It was a mess of blood and organs There was a mess in my hometown It was breathing Said something you didn't mean But you said it anyway You don't know how much it hurts when I'm left here I don't know what it's like to be happy I've never been Satisfied! Can't get none Peer pressured! Can't get enough Zippo! Does anything High precision ghost! Still chasing you Drill my hand to the table, please keep me nothing hurts me more than lack of attention I'm so scared of the world that I push everyone into the dark
7.
I've never felt lower. Just let me crack a smile Piano black, I'm dressed to the nines You can be your own pallbearer ...or you can find yourself in beauty, still Noose looped 'round our necks Figure out a brighter side One day you'll see it true. (To those not listening.) I swear to god, you look like someone. Someone I used to know, someone I used to be proud of. Something lay to the west, it was money. entropy. Decay before me and transform into miasma Acid Ancestry. Eat away at everything around you. You really are holy. You really do put god first. In response, all I can do is hope and pray. Hold hands. (To those listening.) Hope for the best. Make light of our situation. If we don't make our own light, everything will be dark. Be kind. Be something more. They're betting everything on your silence, apathy. Take them, drive them into the dirt Take them, drive them into the sea Take them by surprise.

about

Negatives was written over the course of many months from 2016-2017, the only exception being "Gallows Humor", which was written in 2018 during recording.

Negatives was recorded at Ryan McMillan's home studio throughout 2018.

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released November 16, 2018

Personnel:
Guitars/Vocals/Engineering/Songwriting by Ryan McMillan
Vocals/Words/Songwriting by Nicky Austin
Guitars/Songwriting by Elijah Jordan
Bass by Jeremy Munday
Drums by Justin Munday

Art by Brett Hanley
Additional Art Touches by Heather Siegel

Petalfold would like to give a special thanks to Eli, Justin, and Jeremy for being fucking awesome friends and contributing themselves to this project. We'd also like to thank Hazel, Tim and everyone at Pop Spirit for encouraging us to keep going and for fostering a great community with our labelmates. Thanks also go out to all of our family and friends who have impacted us in any way in the years that we took to make this album. Thank you for late night talks and bright smiles.

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