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Released March 6, 2019 on Relapse Records

Spirit Of The Stairs - B-Sides & Rarities

Philadelphia's critically-acclaimed NOTHING return with "Spirit Of The Stairs - B-Sides & Rarities", a collection of tracks spanning the band's career at the forefront of independent rock. Previously unavailable digitally, "Spirit of the Stairs..." faithfully captures NOTHING's themes of addiction, loss, anxiety, and more, through demos and live recordings of such tracks as their renowned single "Dig", Tired of Tomorrow's "Fever Queen", a faithful cover of GROUPER's "Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping", and much more.

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Released August 24, 2018 on Relapse Records
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DANCE ON THE BLACKTOP


LYRICS
Zero Day
Everything
starts the same
Infinity
Oblivion

Light abandons me
Exhale sky
Swallow vanity
Hostage of
unspeakable mistrust
Motionless
migration of dust

Blood that binds
Oxygen and time
Beautiful
Rarest plague

Light abandons me
I guess
I wasn’t meant to see
Swallow vanity
Hostage of
unspeakable mistrust
Motionless
Emotionless
Empire of rust

Feverish children
In the Lions Den
Gather them all

Empty sky of everlasting misfortune
The Harvest is dead

Bad Land

Blue Line Baby
Dear Cambria,
Youre floating up the stream
She asked, “Would you sink with me?”
Pleased to see ya,
But bird watchers stalk the bridge
Beneath where blue iron rails begin

Messy Living
I could sleep all day
Itching Wishing
We can find a holy place

See Cambria
Sprawled out on the grass
Clementines inside her mouth
Could you steal a sweet kiss for me
Behind the barren Lehigh tree

Rolling down the hill
It won’t be long
When tomorrow comes
Well climb out the hole

Dear Cambria,
you’re floating up the stream
Dear Cambria,
Do ya know what I mean?

You Wind Me Up
Lay your dizzy head my love
On my faithless shoulder
Be careful not to lean too hard
For I will surely falter

We often cry
But never seem to try

A victim of a hostile smile
Aborted and exhausted
With arms around each others necks
We want to be unwanted

We were sitting in the sun
Smoldering a love
The drugs were never strong enough
To move my heart
I could never learn to change
As death moves in
When I’m dead leave the thoughts inside my brain
Inside my head

Plastic Migraine
Blue day,
red cigarettes
First one
flipped up again

Bracing for more fatigue
I wont stand on two feet or fall

Hold my
plastic migraine
Keep it
open again

Bracing for more fatigue
I wont stand on two feet or fall
Fleeting attempt at discreet landfall
Shaking from the caffeine
I cant say what i mean at all

Ive hit the wall
Too tired to walk
Too stubborn to crawl
Ive hit the wall

Us/We/Are
Someday
I know it sounds crazy
Theres static in my head
Everything red
Everything red

I opened up a can and cut myself instead

Reading
These books make me crave it
Theres mold on the bread
Everyone gets fed
Everything gets dead


I wandered through the words I thought I lost my head

And I wonder if well stay in touch again
Or have lunch again
I know I won’t be falling in your trap
Cause you’ll be dead

Hail On Palace Pier
Lost and found and lingering
Vapor angels climb from sewer holes
Young and dumb and full of tears
Its never a true love until it goes
Souls faded out, kiss to kiss,
blackened eyes, bloody lips and scars
Dont hide your face
The people stare, we never cared

Hollow streets are whistling
Singing songs and marching off to war
Screaming at our childhood
Its clear to see we haven’t come too far
You claw away at night in turn
the night will chew away at who you are
Go back to sleep
Its easier to never see

While the world is keeping all the stars away
We run rampant through the night

Hate The Flowers
Street cleaners
Waking me
Flu infected city
Prostitutes of sleep

Pummeled brain
Late L train
Manhattan rain
Terrible shame

Stop all the clocks in my brain
Clog all the veins and the drains
Build a coffin around this house
Dismantle the sun from the couch

First Ave stop
Fear of fate
Live forever
No escape

Human sound
City voice
Weighing down
Sickening noise
Lost in a dream, but it wasn’t oh well
Shook outta heaven, fell into hell

The Carpenters Son


I don't wanna see
Where we go
Where we go
I don't wanna see
If they grow
I'll never know
I don't wanna feel
Sun and warmth
Sun and warmth
I don't wanna feel
Anymore
I'm very bored

Sitting on the porch
Living with the flies
Your headlights blind us all
Nothing's a surprise
Anymore

I don't wanna know
Why Im low
Why Im low
I don't wanna know
Why I'm alone
Always alone

Nothing's a surprise

(HOPE) Is Just Another Word With A Hole In It


Funeral blues
Even dirt weeps
Blooming exit
Brought to a freeze

I have never bothered to look
Inside myself
to find myself
On scribbled notes

Every flower
Thinks of me
My pollination
Resembles debris

A thousand faces
Not one could replace
A single soul
Consumed by waste
A thousand mirrors
Reflect disgrace
A house of cards
Engulfed in flames
An off white lie
Thats come undone
Composing suffering
That fall on ears
Of no-one

Pattern After Us

Wed say were having one and then wed close the place
Its always hard to say what you really mean
Sometimes I miss the smell of that old neighborhood
And the tasteless places that remain

Somebody said your Dad had won the lottery
It was always something I could never erase
Sometimes I wonder how much you ended up with
And if you spent the whole thing in one place

I can’t stay here and waste away Dear

The windows rattle in falsetto
With the creaks of beds and the taste of meds
Suburban home where we spent the Winter
The broken glass in the blades of grass

The Mohegan

Loved ones are few and far in between
Burn out in your ashtray
Find somewhere to scream
Call on all your demons

Theyll help you find a new life
Pull you back down when youre up
Theyll be the ones youll dream of
Maybe
Wake up to find that it all stays the same
Waiting room sickness
They never call your name
Sleep away their seasons

Dirty White Glove

Hope
Beneath me
Won't
retrieve me
There isn't anyone
That'll find me out
Not you babe
Not you baby
I don't believe
Believe in anything
I can't see
I can't see through

And nothing comes apart, like you
You’re flammable,
the fire moves with you

Choke
The fevers
Smoke
And mirrors
I can be anyone
Your everything
I can please
I can please you
Believe in me
I'll cherish anything
I cant burn
I can't burn through

NOTHING’s third full-length recording, Dance On The Blacktop, is the next chapter in the band’s tumultuous story and like its predecessors, pulls from all corners of life with a focus on the bleak and despairing. Captured by renowned producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile) at Dreamland Studio in Woodstock, NY, Dance On The Blacktop is a stirring collection of songs accentuating the band’s love for all sounds 90s from both sides of the pond; from alternative rock and shoegaze to the realms of pop and post-punk

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Released May 13 2016 on Relapse Records
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TIRED OF TOMORROW


LYRICS
Fever Queen
Stay
I should know now
That I shouldn’t
Push you away
I put you in a cage
You broke out of it
Too confused to escape
You drank my poison
And I know now
That I shouldn’t
Push you away

THE DEAD ARE DUMB
Always try to keep up
Always fall behind
Belly pains
And headaches
Inside you

Isn’t it quite the same
And isn’t it such a shame
Too heavy for the lightness
But weightless in the rain
All our words are wasted

Never fails to fail me
Never say never
Loathing phase
Self inflicted pain
Id never
Oh, Id never

VERTIGO FLOWERS
And I hate
Everything you’re saying
Anxiety
Its all about me

Watch out for those
Who dare to say
That everything will be okay
Watch out for those
Who want to be
Anything at all

They’re coming for me

ACD (Abcessive Complusive Disorder)
Swallow, Corrosive confection
Decay, Rotting in your wound
I can, Wallow in your filth
I live to

Here we are again
Can someone find a cure because
You know me and you know I am not well
I always knew
Id eventually hurt you

Infection, My bacteria
Always, Give you all of me
Old aches, From your new mistakes
Same mistakes

And I will leave you
With a bad taste in your mouth

NINETEEN NINETY HEAVEN
See you
Crying
Softly
So cautiously
Then you
Glide off
So gently
Baby

Im living in a dream world
Life's a nightmare
and I don’t ever wanna wake
Im living in a dream world
Life"s a nightmare
And I don’t care how long it takes

CURSE OF THE SUN
Squander
Overdo
Lavish
Misuse

Sorry
We need a little more
Smiling
Waving fools
Thoughtless
Mules

Sorry
We need a little more
Use Less
We Are
Useless

EATEN BY WORMS
Have a laugh
Were friends until the bitter end
So fry our heads

Chasing breathes
Plastic sheets, puddles of sweat
Leave what you left

Pupils spun
Blessed be the setting sun
Its load of fun

Its unavoidable
Its unattainable
Its uncontrollable
but you know?
But you know.

Its unavailable
Its irresistible
Its educational
Its recreational
Its confrontational
Its inescapable
Its so practical
Yet so magical
Its unavoidable
Its unavoidable
Its unavoidable
But you know.

EVERYONE IS HAPPY
Defy your solitude
The ghost of you
is moving through
Climb Ladders
of your thorns
to reach your rose
Is what I chose
I suppose

Your sorrow
was empty
but i see
is still heavy
Kneeling
and praying
are the same
you’re just begging
and thats a sin

Tell me again
how you needed a friend
again

I don’t think of you

OUR PLAGUE
Water colored fingers
Paint my picture
Interlocking tightly
Candles flicker

Trembling hands of mercy
They will not
sing for me

Promise I could make it on my own

Throwing flowers at her
My worst behavior
Change my tired patterns
If you could change yours as well
Promise I can make it alone

TIRED OF TOMORROW
Leaving from LA
turned into a graveyard today
So the train moves East
Where the mouths of Heaven
devour me

Stranded in today
Clawing from the outside
And Im tired of
tomorrow on the inside

Draped in rusty chains
the faintest of skin
We’ll still pretend
We’ll take the war to bed
The children will come
children will go

Sifting through decay
Rejoice if we are allied
But our everything
Is empty on the inside

The Heavenly Blue Flu
Responsibility
I never tried
Probability
But well disguised

Never learned about the darkness
We had to find it on our own
I want to go unnoticed, untouched, unknown
Left alone

What some call love
Is only dust to me
What some call love
Never meant that much to me

You laughed at what I said
My truth will die
United with the dead
RIP
Buried you'll never find

Never learned about the darkness
We had to find it on our own
I want to go unnoticed, untouched, unknown
Left Alone

What some call love
Is only dust to me
What some call love
Never meant that much to me

Only walking on bridges built to fall
Running in circles like rats stuck in the wall

What some call love
Is only dust to me
What some call love
Never meant that much to me

Tic Tac Toe
Will you wait for me?
Will you wait for me to try?
Will you wait for me?
Will you wait for me to lie?

If I wait for you
I'll be waiting all the time
If you wait for me
I'll be wasting all your time

Will you stay with me?
Will you stay another day?
Can I kneel towards you?
There is nowhere left to pray

If I wait for you
I'll be waiting all the time
If you wait for me
I'll be wasting all your time

What I've spun
Will come undone
What I've spun
Will come undone again

Will you wait for me?
Will you wait for me to try?

If I wait for you
I'll be waiting all the time
If you wait for me
I'll be wasting all your time

Would you stay with me
If I'm wasted all the time?
If you wait for me
I'll be wasting all your time

Spell

There's a spell on me surely
Don't know how to shake it just yet
The world is in slow motion, again
Too late to be awake, I guess
Swallowing the anchor, to make sure that I sink

There's a spell on me surely
Meant to do a little did a lot
You are an illusion like me
Me and all the trouble I see
Swallowing the anchor, to make sure that I sink

I miss sleeping in

Philadelphia's critically-acclaimed NOTHING return with "Spirit Of The Stairs - B-Sides & Rarities", a collection of tracks spanning the band's career at the forefront of independent rock. Previously unavailable digitally, "Spirit of the Stairs..." faithfully captures NOTHING's themes of addiction, loss, anxiety, and more, through demos and live recordings of such tracks as their renowned single "Dig", Tired of Tomorrow's "Fever Queen", a faithful cover of GROUPER's "Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping", and much more.

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Released March 4, 2014 on Relapse Records
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GUILTY OF EVERYTHING


LYRICS
Hymn To The Pillory

Spent summers in a well
Watching pale moons disappear alone
And crucifixion seems noble
When paradise is hell, atone
I think we're far from home

And now you’re free, let go
Jump into white unknowns
But I can't shake it, I can feel it in my bones
I shut my eyes, our hands let go

Spent winters locked away
The snow would swallow everything and drown
A pendulum hangs over me
Forever swinging violently, come down
Please come down on me

And now you’re free, let go
Jump into white unknowns
But I can't shake it, I can feel it in my bones
I shut my eyes, our hands let go

I think we're far from home



Dig

You can throw a sheet gently over me
I can make believe I’m a ghost
Lay here and pretend the rain on the roof
Is dirt pouring on my casket

Scratched your name into me
So I can not forget
Dug a hole inside me
Stayed till the end

You can throw a sheet gently over me
I can make believe I’m a ghost
I will not pretend I am happy
You are finally happy

Scratched your name into me
So I can not forget
Dug a hole inside me
Stayed till the end

Scratched your name into me
So I can not forget
Dug a hole inside me
Stayed till the end



Bent Nail

I’m built to bleed, plan my ruin guiltlessly
A broken tool inside the shed
Give up the spring, then covet secretly
The breeze and scent stay far away

I’m caught between a beggar's teeth
Buried in the wilted roses and the pregnant weeds
Protest the stars eternally
You can pound away on me until my head's beneath

I’m built to bleed, plan my ruin guiltlessly
Another John who’s lost his head
I’m a bent nail, you’ve got no use for me
A monster for eternity

I’m caught between a beggar's teeth
Buried in the wilted roses and the pregnant weeds
Protest the stars eternally
You can pound away on me until my head's beneath

If you feel like letting go



Endlessly

Mother, feflect the Heaven sky
Father, angel with bestial eyes
Gently, love us gently
Endlessly, love us gently

Stains on the sheets
Childhood blood that would soak through our jeans
Infinite sun
Childhood love that was covered in mud
Stains on the sheets
Childhood blood that would soak through our jeans
Infinite sun

Sister danced with the Moon so high
Brother swam in the sun and fire
Heavy, the world's so heavy
Carry, the world's so heavy

Stains on the sheets
Childhood blood that would soak through our jeans
Infinite sun
Childhood love that was covered in mud
Stains on the sheets
Childhood blood that would soak through our jeans
Infinite sun
Childhood love that was covered in mud
In circles we spun
And fell to the earth and the dirt we came from
Infinite sun



Somersault

Outside the door the world's alive
I'll stay and hide on the other side

I’m spinning faster than the earth
I’m shining brighter than the stars
I’m spinning faster than the earth
I’m shining brighter than the stars

Get Well

It’s easier to miss
On nights as dark as this
But the black clouds
Still follow us around

There’s gotta be a place
To escape from the rain
But I can’t find it, can't find it
Can't find it, can't find it
Can't find it, can't find it

It’s easier to miss
On nights as dark as this
But the black clouds
Still follow us around

There’s gotta be a place
To escape from the rain
But I can’t find it, can't find it
Can't find it, can't find it
Can't find it, can't find it



Beat Around The Bush

Carry me across the sea
Carry me, carry me
A sign of life, a life of peace
Never see, still believe

A thousand faces in the dark
None were me, none were me
Golden leaves rain off the trees
Shower me with impurities

God in men, our souls are spent
Can't be saved, can't repent
God in men, our souls are spent
Can't be saved, can't repent
God in men, our souls are spent
Can't be saved, can't repent
God in men, our souls are spent
Can't be saved, can't repent



Guilty Of Everything

Chasing Sundays, round and round
Blind steps off of moons, and stars are pleading
Will you catch us falling down?

And God's solutions are never found
In divinity there’s ecstasy, make love in echoes
Cling to the souls exhausted clean
Rejoice, rejection without a sound
Camouflage on open wounds, dissect your sympathies
Curtains down, come take a bow

I'll wait for you to go away again
And I will push you far away
I’ve given up, but you shoot anyway
I’m guilty of everything

Chasing Sundays, round and round
Blind steps off of moons, and stars are pleading
Will you catch us falling down?
Rejoice, rejection without a sound
Camouflage on open wounds, dissect your sympathies
Curtains down, come take a bow

I'll wait for you to go away again
And I will push you far away
I’ve given up, but you shoot anyway
I’m guilty of everything

And I will push, we fall away always
My hands are up, I’m on my knees
I don’t have a gun, you can search me please
I’ve given up, but you shoot anyway
I’m guilty of everything
I'm guilty of everything

Philadelphia’s NOTHING have been destroying the eardrums of audiences throughout North America for the past 2 years with a magnetic blend of captivatingly dark and beautiful vocals and explosive, blown out, in the red guitar fuzz. On their debut full length 'Guilty Of Everything', recorded and produced by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, War On Drugs, etc) NOTHING seamlessly merge the huge distorted guitar sound of 90s/00s alternative rock giants My Bloody Valentine and Smashing Pumpkins with Jesu’s introspective post-metal/hardcore. This is a triumph of a debut that successfully manages to be massively loud, darkly introspective and totally beautiful all at once.

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Released November 23, 2012 on A389 Records.
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DOWNWARD YEARS TO COME


LYRICS
The Dives (Lazarus In Ashes)

You bend and pull
You push and tear
You scratch and poke
You feed the air
You bend and pull
You push and tear
There is flesh and bone
And nothing here

Don't want to be a savior
Don't want to be a thorn
Don't want to be reborn

Downward Years To Come

Glassy reveries
Fire filled yesterdays
We are the depleted ones
The worlds forgotten sons
Sit between my lips
More death then life in our breath
We don't gaze at gods
The gods gaze at us

Watching roses sleep
In a blackened cloud of graves
In a harvest of stars
Heaven seems so far

Crawling in the depths
Leaping from above
One hour to the next
Downward years to come

Mine IS Clouds

i lived in your garden of flames
all colored with gray
every flower was made to fall
they bloom to decay
its time Id lie down
just to rest my head
and ill be fine now
i burned myself down with the bridge
wont get to see the day you said
you wish you knew me
ill leave the sun and moon to you
while i am sleeping
its time Id lie down
just to rest my head
and ill be fine now
i burned myself down with the bridge
if we don't find out
What we can endure
then we will find out
the life we lived
is nothing more
than the life we lived
i burned myself down with the bridge

If Only

the summer air will slowly drag you down
and never let you up
lied in an ocean but you never drowned
now own a salty tongue
turn on the lights
you see
the darkness always finds you
sit against this tree
and wait
for something to look forward to
old sorrows that will stir again ignite
into light in pale suns
turn on the lights
you see
the darkness always finds you
Sit against this tree
and wait
for something to look forward to
"and so they go
and die
the same way they always lived"
you live
you might
you lose
in spite
theres no end in sight
theres got to be a way to fade away
theres gotta be an end

The Rites Of Love And Death

thought you would see
thought you would believe
what a mistake
to forget that we break
and we are pain
waiting to scream "no more"
and we are words
some whispered pact we swore
your copper chain
your cheap golden ring
never could hide
your flesh still turns green
no help for us
theres no safe haven
search for a place
you can't be saved in
and i wish that all would disappear
ive fallen in love with the darkness and fear
and i wish the world would disappear
ive fallen in love with the darkness and fear
and i wish that i would disappear
ive fallen in love with the darkness and fear

Produced and Engineered by Kyle "Slick" Johnson. 
Special Thanks to Jeff Zeigler and Julian Grefe. 
All music and rights reserved by BandOfNothing. 

Special Thanks to Sylvia, Kostas, Richard, Yukio, and Penelope.

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POSHLOST (DEMO)

Music & Lyrics by Domenic Palermo. 
Remastered by Ben Greenberg.

credits

released June 2, 2018


SINGLES, SPLITS, EPs


released June 20, 2011 on Big Love Records

SUNS AND LOVERS


LYRICS
SUNS AND LOVERS

Suns And Lovers
we could never dance so much
we could never sing
but baby we could talk our way
out of almost anything
the start of the end
tripping over lips again
were enemies my friend
mornings and afternoons
seem slightly out of tune
seem empty without you
I'll look to the night
where others sing your life
and listen til we drown
we could never dance so much
we could never sing
but baby we could talk our way
out of almost anything
the start of the end
tripping over lips again
were enemies my friend
mornings and afternoons
seem slightly out of tune
seem empty without you
human voices, a flood flows mouth to ear
you cant hear me and I cant stand to hear

Produced and Engineered by Kyle ‘Slick’ Johnson (Side A) 
Wesley Eisold and Kris Lapke (Side B) 
Photography by Matthew Gallagher and Cody Brutsche Sr. (and JR.) 
Layout by www.AWellRespectedMan.com 

 

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