Essential Humanity

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DIGITAL-ONLY THREE-SONG SINGLE, RELEASED AS A FOLLOW-UP TO OUR NEW ALBUM. TRACKS TWO, THREE, AND FOUR ARE EXCLUSIVE TO THIS SINGLE.

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released August 3, 2019

TRACK 1: PERFORMED BY XAVIER LARADJI, WILL LINDSAY, JAMES MOY, ISIDRO REYES, PIETER SCHOOLWERTH AND MARK SOLOTROFF. RECORDED BY SANFORD PARKER AT DECADE MUSIC STUDIOS, CHICAGO; MIXED BY JOHN MCENTIRE AT SOMA STUDIOS, CHICAGO; MASTERED BY COLLIN JORDAN AT THE BOILER ROOM, CHICAGO.

TRACKS 2-4: PERFORMED BY WILL LINDSAY, JAMES MOY, ISIDRO REYES, PIETER SCHOOLWERTH AND MARK SOLOTROFF. RECORDED LIVE AT SLEEPING VILLAGE, CHICAGO, MAY 25, 2019.

ARTWORK AND DESIGN BY MARK SOLOTROFF, ADAPTING THE GRAPHIC STANDARD ESTABLISHED BY MEGAN EMISH.

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Track Name: Essential Humanity (Album Version)
TOO LOW TO SUSTAIN – IT TAKES REAL EFFORT – DELICATE PRECISION – AFTERTHOUGHT – MYTHOLOGY – PEELING BACK THE LAYERS – COUNTERBALANCE – EVERYDAY LIFE – TURNING INWARDS – SIMPLE DIRECTIVES – CONVENTIONS – LEARNING ABOUT OURSELVES – COINCIDENTAL SPECIMENS – ARTIFICIAL SITES – IMPOSSIBLE PROPORTIONS – PASSIVE SOLUTIONS – BARBARIC DISTORTION – PREOCCUPATION WITH TIME – TRANSLUCENT BODIES – AMBIGUOUS SALVATION – REBIRTH – WHAT LINGERS IN OUR MINDS? – HISTORY AND SHADOW – INDIRECT LINKS – SCOPE – GAINING PERSPECTIVE – SOCIAL PURPOSE – STANDARDS – FOCUSED SKULL – TASTE – CONTAMINATED SYSTEMS – BUILDING A NARRATIVE – ESSENTIAL HUMANITY – CONTINUOUS SURFACES – FRENZIED BOTTOM FEEDERS – LOCAL PRACTICES - DISREGARD FOR CONVENTIONS – SUBJECTIVE RIGHTNESS
Track Name: Strident (Live 5/25/19)
EFFORT AND EFFECT – AT HUMAN SCALE – RULES OF BEHAVIOR – UNTRAINED HANDS – TAKING RESPONSIBILITY – ADAPTING FOR SURVIVAL – GRASPING AT IDENTITY – EMBRACING DEPLETION – ANTI-CULTURAL POSITIONS – BITTER ABANDONMENT – GLORIFICATION – UNSENTIMENTAL IMAGES – NOTORIOUS EXHIBITS – STRIDENT – HOW LONG CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? – TEMPORARY SHELTER – ARTICULATION – ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? – WASTED SPACE – FRONTAL – THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT – RESIDENTIAL FABRIC – SCRATCHING THE SURFACE – YOU SEEM ILL EQUIPPED – WONDERLAND ANALYSIS – RESTRICTED TO THE PAST – INCLUSIVE SIMULATIONS – FUNCTIONALLY OBSOLETE – IN POOR REPAIR – IT’S NO COINCIDENCE – FORTIFICATION AND REVIVAL – FEELING THAT WAY – FEELING SOMETHING – ALL-CONSUMING – FORMIDABLE – BREAKTHROUGH EXPERIENCES
Track Name: Hold Everything Dear Thing Tightly (Live 5/25/19)
IMPOSSIBLE PROPORTIONS – INNER VISION – MONUMENTAL DEFINITION – WARM EMBRACES – COMPLEX NOTIONS – WATERSHED MOMENTS – PUTTING IT BLUNTLY – TURNS OF FORTUNE – INSTRUMENTS OF AUTHORITY – WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO BOAST ABOUT? – EFFICIENT SYSTEMS – METHODS OF STRESS – DESERVING OF VALIDATION – AGITATED MOVEMENT – BY NECESSITY – NO PRETENSE – ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY? – INFRASTRUCTURE – LIBERATING – PATHOLOGICAL DETERIORATION – SHIFTING OUR PRIORITIES – YOU JUST NEED TO PRETEND – WRITTEN RECORDS – INTESTINAL STYLIZATION – IMPRESSIVE HEIGHTS – HOLD EVERY DEAR THING TIGHTLY
Track Name: BLOODYMINDED (Live 5/25/19)
GROTESQUE DISPLAYS – OUR NON-PLACE – TIMEWORN – UNSETTLING – THE STRUGGLE OF TOGETHERNESS – RESISTING THE PULL OF THE OBVIOUS – BENEATH THE SURFACE – SEARCHING FOR FOOTHOLDS – ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS – POSTURING – THE CHAOS OF PURE INVENTION – A MESSAGE OF SALVATION – AESTHETIC ISSUES – ACCUSATIONS – ALWAYS ON OUR TERMS – IMPLIED CACOPHONY – NATURAL CONTEXT – VIOLATING INTEGRITY – CONTRADICTORY SPACES – DISTENDED – NO CLEAR-CUT RULES – NOT AN END IN ITSELF – WE’RE CLOSING RANKS NOW – SATURATED COLOR – OUR PROUD ERA – DISTORTION AND CARICATURE – MORALISTIC LESSONS – STAGECRAFT – WE CAN NEVER HAVE IT ALL – A HORRIFIED CROWD – INCOMPLETE GEOGRAPHIES – WE WON’T BOW DOWN – COMPULSIVE BEAUTY – DYNAMISM – WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? – BLOODYMINDED – BLOODYMINDED – BLOODYMINDED

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