Between The Stars

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THIS IS A BENEFIT RECORD FOR TRANSITIONS. 100% of $ made (cassettes, downloads, donations) WILL BE SENT TO THEM. Pay what you want! (We set a minimum to cover paypal fees.)

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released January 27, 2012

These songs came about due to Transitions, an amazing organization in Phnom Penh, Cambodia that helps sexually trafficked girls heal from the past and reclaim their lives. Every penny made from these recordings goes to them. The first pressing of tapes (99) will raise over $700 alone. If you ever thought that hardcore doesn't, can't, won't, or never changed anything, you were wrong. We're not a big band. Never have been, never will be. But even a little band like us can do big things. Hardcore changes US, and through US can change everything. Don't let this scene be just music. It is so, so much more.

Please check out the amazing work they do at: www.transitionsglobal.org

"If we can't choose to stop slavery, how can we say that we are free?" - Kevin Bales in Disposable People

"There are 27 million people in slavery today. They are forced to work without pay, under threat of violence, and they’re unable to walk away. You can find them in brothels, factories, mines, farm fields, restaurants, construction sites and private homes. Many slaves have been tricked by traffickers who lure vulnerable people with false promises of good jobs or education. Some slaves are marched to work at gunpoint. Others are trapped by phony debts from unscrupulous moneylenders. Slavery is illegal everywhere, but it happens nearly everywhere. Get educated, get activated. Donate. Participate. And spread the word that you don’t want to live in a world with slavery in it." - freetheslaves.net

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Philly/RVA vegan straight edge hardcore.

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Track Name: Between The Stars
Between the stars
I am alone
Between the brutal
I am unwhole
In nothingness
There is nothing less than we
We can be seen adrift in freedom's mockery
Yet no one sees me
Between the stars
The bright without right
Alight in a hollow guise of equality
Their core an unholy license of luminosity
Burning despite me
Between the stars
I'm not alone
Like dust upon a stolen throne
We dirty the shine
Then get brushed aside
Through a lens
Both near and distant lands
Who once appeared well in tranquility
Come into focus
To dwell in crime and deceit
In a vacuum of disparity
Blanketing
Holding
Voiding
Destroying
The gravity of our position, our situation
Will pull you back
It will hurt to learn
Be aware, alert
Come back
Look up
See us
Dust

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TRANSITIONSGLOBAL.COM
Track Name: Last Ship To Venus
The last to speak a dying tongue haunts these halls alone
Just to hear familiar tones
But finds only dialects unknown
It’s never home
Though it helps suspend the troubling belief
That no longer does anyone feel anything but me
The last to speak a dying tongue shouts bygone prose alone
While the morons march
Well merchandised
Into a black hole
In their sublingual race to be the first to find poorer posture in space
“The end is neigh!” says the old timer
So hear me now
This is a tribal split from the status quo
Cause we know that the personal is the political
So let’s tell ‘em now
We don’t comply
We don’t abide
By rules and roles that leave us misdefined
We’re the poor and pissed off
Fucked up and ripped off
Don’t lift off
We can transcend
In these rare moments
The blows that the world strikes upon us
Authentically
With fluency

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This song was inspired by the short story The Marching Morons by C. M. Kornbluth, the mental voids out there ushering in a new low in hardcore with their awe inspiringly uninspired brands, and the mouth breathing hype hungry jagg offs that support them. Oh... did I say brands? I meant "b-a-n-d-s".