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released June 1, 2014

recorded by Galen Elfert & Nelson Donais at Mothcow Studios (feb 2014) except 'no history' recorded live at mothcow studios oct. 12, 2013
mastered by Josh Stevenson at Otic Sound.




sontag Vancouver, British Columbia

sontag is a Vancouver-based punk/math rock band who hunkered down this winter to push out a heavy, driving set of new songs for their soon to be released tape. Inspired by the likes of sonic youth, unwound and riot grrrl, sontag lays down dense layers of dissonant guitars and thick walls of noise. ... more

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Track Name: a solo revenge
fifty years
fifty years of secrets and shame
heavy chains
heavy chains of guilt and remorse
mountains of
mountains of invisibility
lies and shadows
lies and shadows eat me away

what have I done?
pretend I didn’t do it
make it all go away

no party for me
two hours of sleep
gave me the gun
in the hot seat

hope and pray
hope and pray that I’m not found
fucking up
fucking up once again
trigger finger
trigger finger slips again
believing in
believing in a false enemy
Track Name: in the shade of those machines
black sun is rising
slowly from the east
like melted film stock
moves across the screen
storm brought the water
now nothing will grow
rust stains the shoreline
ravens ate the crows

i sang their melodies
i set the tone
i sang their melodies
i left you alone

i drank martinis
rolled tobacco with the queen
smoked in silence
in the shade of those machines
two thousand fingers
words flying off the page
can you forgive me
as i smell the burning sage
Track Name: snapshot
there was a time when fields grew bare
jigsaw – through cracks, dried out souls

pieces broke off
and emptiness drifts through air

there was a time when space wrapped around
pressure – crush body and bone

breathing once more
until space swallows me whole

it's not

there was a time when life stood still
snapshots are captured in stone

erase the past
the future is drowning in fear

it's not
Track Name: no history (live)
something’s wrong
all these noises
i can’t stand it
dad can’t you see
mom what’s wrong with me
transforming into the enemy

small legs
stiff back
i can’t get up
i can’t get up

got to start from scratch
no reminders
no history

this is the new me