Strangers

by They Seem Like Owls

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    Comes in a 3-fold case with amazing artwork by Shawn Pratzner. The DVD contains a 5.1 surround sound mix of the full album (no instrumental versions in 5.1). Instrumental stereo songs included as bonus download content with CD or Digital Download purchases.

    Includes digital pre-order of Strangers. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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  • Pre-order of Strangers. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases 17 June 2016

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1.
Chasm
2.
Vertices
3.
Elevator
4.
04:28
5.
05:39
6.
Cave
7.
Shooter
8.
05:40
9.
Empty Offer

about

'Strangers' was recorded between January 2013 and February 2016 by each member from the comfort of their own homes. Although Jason and Billy previously knew each other, the entire album was written before Dan had met either. To this day, Dan cannot be sure if Billy is a human or bad-ass drum machine able to pass the Turing Test and Dan has only seen Jason in person once. Our mixing engineer is in Switzerland, mastering engineer in Sweden, and 5.1 engineer in England. Hence, the album is aptly named 'Strangers.'

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releases June 17, 2016

Jason Margaritis: Vocals
Dan Cutright: Guitars, bass, synths
Billy Cole: Drums
Michael Schiavoni: Saxophone

Artwork and CD/DVD package design:
Shawn Pratzner (sjpratzner@gmail.com)

Mixed by: Julien Fehlmann (www.studiomecanique.ch)
Mastered by: Magnus Lindberg (www.magnuslindberg.com)
Surround Sound (DVD only): Bruce Soord (brucesoord.com)

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They Seem Like Owls

They Seem Like Owls is a home-studio project with a broad range of musical influences including progressive rock, post-metal, experimental, and non-musical influences including Albert Camus, David Lynch, and Justin Bieber.

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Track Name: Thanksgiving
The crashing of waves
Against our feet
Basking beneath the moonlight

There was something
In the distance
Far beyond our reach
I wanted to know

Day by day
Others lived mechanically
Their routines
Escaped the mystery

I had so many questions
So desperate for answers
No answers

Day by day
Others lived mechanically

You took my hand
We swam together
Into the unknown

Despite our best efforts
When I couldn’t find answers
You were there to console me

The warmness of your soul
Brought the comfort of home

But in the depths of absurdity
It’s a strange world
The dissonance
It changes people

You grew the eyes of a stranger
And I’m so sick of feeling alone
I can’t find my way
I can’t find my way home

I looked in the mirror
A stranger stared back
Track Name: Light Field
What a curious predicament
So cold and confused
Do I already have
The strength
To create some purpose
And capture the light
The hearts
Of our loved ones
When it all seems
So perpetually futile
Our lives are contradicted
At the fringes
Of our reason
The only way back
Is through verbal convolution
The foundations begin to crack
And it all comes crashing down
We start over again
Find our way back
Or out
If it’s too much for us to bear
Track Name: Sisyphus
Slave
To myself
Free without choice

So lost
Lost

Every time, I followed the sound
Of laughter echoed through these walls
No matter how hard I tried

Gazing in the haze
Across the ocean
Deep in my heart

There’s a storm
I am searching for
A reason

With each wave
Comes another question
I’m reduced to emptiness

I won’t
Continue this way
The quest for truth
Is absurd

We don’t need reasons to love
We don’t need purpose to love

Deep in my heart
There’s an ocean
Of empty answers

We don’t need reasons to love
We don’t need purpose to love

Within this endless storm
Can end our suffering

Wage a war
Against the absurd
I can show you
Create meaning against all odds

Slaves
To ourselves
And free
All at once