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Social Crutch

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1.
I was lost in a place away from here Where the life goes uncertain (and it always distracts me) And as much as I try to (and it’s always distracting) stay away Something always distracts me And I look for escape When you’re around And you’re acting indifferent And it always distracts me I can tell by the look (and it’s always distracting) in your eyes Something else has distracted... And as much as I try my best to quit Something always distracts me
2.
Halcion 03:02
As long as you get here So long as you get here So long when you get here Said yes to them all And they just stand there I paced through the house I forgot her name I forgot to go out Because I was sleeping Save me a spot Save me a spot No one knows I was sleeping Because I was sleeping I paced through the house I cursed my family (save me a spot) I forgot to go out Because I was sleeping Save me a spot Save me a spot (because I was sleeping) No one knows I was sleeping Because I was sleeping Save me a spot (because I was sleeping) Save me a spot (because I was sleeping) No one knows (because I was sleeping) I was sleeping Because I was sleeping
3.
Don’t ask me how I know it’ll work It’s just I’m running out of luck Don’t ask me why I’ve done All the things I’ve done I’ve just been trying to forget All the thoughts running through my head Come on, it’s time to go If we stay we’ll rot Introduce my mind, to yours Tell me how that goes Nothing can go wrong Look, it’s all I’ve got Look, it’s all I got
4.
What Is Left 03:59
Every now and then I visit the same house It’s been hanging there for years It hasn’t changed at all It looks the same It looks the same It looks the same But I’m not the same It looks the same But I’m not the same It looks the same But I’m not the same It looks the same But I’m not the same
5.
Shadows 03:41
Walking opposite direction With the same thought on your mind Always chasing after something And it walks right by your side But you can’t see It might be just you It belongs to you And you will see Walking opposite direction With the sun hitting your back One day you’re gonna realize What you been chasing won’t be there When it gets dark But it belongs to you It might be just you And you will see And you will see It belongs to you It is just you And you will see
6.
Ripples 03:56
Tiempo no seas cruel No te puedo ver No se siente bien Te veo en la piel Se que pasara Se que dolera Se que esperare Se que esperare No te puedo ver No te puedo ver Te siento en la piel Te siento en la piel As time goes by I want to go back As time goes by I want to go home No puedo ver No te puedo ver Te siento en la piel Te siento en la piel
7.
Spaghettify 03:31
As I just laze around Cosmic micro background Misanthropy resound Insatiable astound And as I gaze upon The event horizon Wish I were somewhere else Greatest accomplishment And as I gaze upon The event horizon Wish I were somewhere else Greatest accomplishment Will I always feel this way? I slowly ask myself Will it ever be my choice? Spaghettify I suppose
8.
Harshmellow 03:56
When you go to bed tonight (ahh, ahh) And you close your eyes tight (ahh, ahh) Just remember that I am there (ahh, ahh) Looking out for your dreams and hopes You know I’m there (ahh, ahh) You know I’m there When you go to bed tonight (ahh, ahh) And you close your eyes tight (ahh, ahh) Just remember that I am there (ahh, ahh) Looking out for your dreams and hopes You know I’m there (ahh, ahh) You know I’m there I’ll always be there I’ll always be there I’ll always be there You know I’ll be there I’ll always be there I’ll always be there I’ll always be there You know I’ll be there I’ll always be there (ahh, ahh) I’ll always be there (ahh ahh)
9.
Creepfest 03:20
I don’t look at the stars (I don’t look at the sun) I don’t look at the stars I don’t look at the stars They’re not looking at me (The sun looks at me) I don’t look at the stars (I don’t look at the sun) I don’t watch the stars I don’t care about stars (The sun looks at me) I don't look at the stars I don't look at the stars (I don't look at the sun) I don't care about stars They're not looking at me (The sun looks at me) I don't look at the stars (I don't look at the sun) I don't watch the stars I don't care about stars The sun looks at me They don’t care about me The sun looks at me

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'Social Crutch' is the debut full-length album of Los Angeles-based post-punk-tinged slow-core trio Gold Cage. Comprised of singer/bassist Mony Katz, singer/guitarist Cole Devine, and drummer Sage Ross, the band combines dreamy guitar loops, delicate, dueling vocals, and slow, driving tempos to create spacious arrangements that shimmer with atmosphere.

Warmed with tape saturation, 'Social Crutch' is an exercise in measured minimalism, with every tone carefully sculpted to fill the vast space of each track. Shoegaze, reverb-drenched guitars evoke Galaxie 500, Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter and even Rowland S. Howard. Yet 'Social Crutch' remains very much in the present, thanks in part to the band's ability to marry a range of influences into thoughtfully structured songs. Throughout the album, Katz's and Devine's equally laconic, whispery vocals elevate each song as they drift in and out of each other, sometimes softly colliding in gorgeous harmony.

Album opener "Repeater Kember" captures the band's ethos with a decaying guitar loop that sustains and repeats for nearly all of the song, save for a heavy climax. The crest fades shortly after it begins, highlighting the band's penchant for subtlety and restraint, even during the album's crescendos. While 'Social Crutch' is full of satisfying slow burns, upbeat moments such as "Halcion" and "Shadows" showcase Ross' drumming, which provides a sturdy backbone with enough allowance for the catchy guitar ‘hooks and vocal melodies' magnetism to shine.

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released March 27, 2020

℗ + © 2020 felte
All songs by Gold Cage
Gold Cage are Cole Devine, Monica Katz, Sage Ross
Recorded/Engineered by Franky Flowers @ Camelia Sound Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri @ Black Knoll Studio, New York. NY
Layout by Jeff Fribourg
Special thanks to Jeff Owens, Jeff Fribourg & our friends & family

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Gold Cage Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles based three-piece slow-core outfit consisting of singer/bassist Monica Gamboa-Katz, singer/guitarist Cole Devine and Sage Ross/drums The band combines their artistic sensibilities to foster a dark ethereal, sonically-mature slow-core trio. Offering smooth-driving bass tempos, with catchy guitar loops and riffs. Gold Cage is sure to warm your heart with fog, and clouds. ... more

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