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Afternoon Sass

by Burning Alms

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1.
Cape Palms 02:45
Chopped in freeze dead air Cooked to lean threadbare Miss the clock turn off There’s a semblance of a future at play What do fools read on their way out Painting thin cork ships masting soullessly Soak the pheasant gun sleet the airplane See the drizzle dry Pick a mountain side Angled south foresee There is beauty in the slowness of day Sass on the way down talks of midnight Think of scenic towns See the flowers glow It seems way too much shades of simple
2.
Every City 03:13
Dim lights still on display Short actors mould the day Every city has a heartbeat and every angle has a page That leans out into the rains and reads out autumnal plays Feel every city every heartbeat Move every angle to the stage So jump on the alpha junk Stir up commuter songs that feed a city in a heartbeat Aim the spark at any page So read on and blast the word The rushed art is still alert Every city has a heartbeat On every angle there's a stage Loose platonic animatronic death bucolic pr review Free to chew spit the bubble influencer fashion producer pauper rich salt the slug sip the love melt The press end frame So move on without a sound or creep in to whispered nouns Every city has a heartbeat and every angle has a name Small lights still on display Less people feel their way Every city has a heartbeat while every angle ends a frame
3.
Body bags are filled with gold Milan in spring on brewery road Lists of things that likes create A future status mired in weight Mainline good times party people absolutes in these times Sweet to studio lullabies Super 8s and salad flies The never cares metastasize In black out garments what’s to hide Feels good to know the things you’ll never know
4.
Its with some understanding a gent sipped by a fire side With the costings and housing a home stripped all the undersides burn After beast quotations the small lips of a 60s man quivered and vanished like night Goodbye goodbye the last home you’re the summertime You’re the spring tides ebb Please wait please wait for me there From the stairs from the landing a girl waved with the feline eyes From a lounge choked with laughing the old junior was mortified why Tick the beast quotations the middling ribs of a gentleman lingered and zipped up the fly
5.
OST 03:55
Scene one looks good from the rushes Draw back and bring in another piece of film Cut light easily de-vained Shores look good up on the green screen Blast in the early dawn remains Long lines the music slowly fades Sit back and sit back and watch the stills Drink that in drink up and watch the film City evening airs the charities don’t care They call out for influencer rights The well seen are happier tonight One house reaching out for members Bad taste the disarray is weird The small viles the pity and the shame Frauds will persevere as others disappear Hearts out to those who still surprise Concede that art is on the rise
6.
Takes a long while let the change fall in Bark the short rhyme code the rest blend thin Burned by sold by Everything and everyone you know Are still around but some are laying low Take apart every word they say A stronger chance of keeping thoughts away There's a lifestyle one that we can't change Grab the small yields Pay the work kids low Short like their reach Everything and everyone you know Are still around but some are laying low Take apart every word they say A stronger chance of keeping thoughts away Storms out eclectic styles Juncker charms the anglophiles are miles away Everything and everyone you know Are still around but some are laying low Take apart every word they say A stronger chance of keeping thoughts away
7.
Barnacle 03:39
8.
Too many broken laws The second clause Shut the door Failing to recognise it At least share the plans Divide them wide One secular notion Sinks to the bottom of the ocean Surprised why'd you stay so late Well yeah who knows Ore from land thing In awe of something Don't dare to generalise it One form or other Smile take cover Bed down to rest Sass you're hard to see Walk through midnight That is overrated Hi say hello Remembered date wow Stars that wander Ignite A50 pleased to see it go Survived like empty air strikes Who'll ever stop you Who'll ever stop you We've gone too far We'll never live this down Separated Amazonians in a south swell Beware those press hounds out to get you Afternoons shady sun kissed warmth falls back Count the joys De-reg the paths to ergonomics Look to the leaders ask them why Back to sunlit It's so easy to be unified So wrong right from the get go All is heavy in these hearts Surprised by people that I know Yet I can't say Draw to an end Close out the night The sands will uncover the plans and the night
9.
Hack 03:41
Give back the gold Let the fortune rules perspire Get everything forgotten like some novels of desire And yeah the canapes are nice to see The day reads it less Yet the autocrats still lead The buried master works are in the coffers of bad dreams And yet a war changes everything Get down Walk out into the street See the faces set out Embark on a journey to forgotten places Peel off the mask Dust the corners from the smiles Wipe down the husk Shake the bullets from the tires And find adversaries blush for more Power through the depths Jerk the fly leaf from the hand Bloat through the madness The shift of deathly sands will end And will this new boy be me

about

It’s 2019 and the planet is a mess. But back with a lightning flash and new tracks are the three enigmatic individuals collectively known as Burning Alms — Thomas Whitfield, Sebastian Lenton, and John Biggs, formerly of Calories and Distophia.

Afternoon Sass was captured during a bleak English winter by recording engineer and long-term collaborator Tom Livemore, the resulting album fuses punk noise and lo-fi pop with ornate jazz flourishes, garnished with the occasional Derek Bailey-esque skronk.

Afternoon Sass is being released in Europe by Croatian label Geenger Records. Reminiscent of the likes of Superchunk, Sebadoh and Jim O'Rourke, the record is made up of nine songs including imminent single releases Every City and Everyone You Know. The album is a follow up to their previous recording, In Sequence.

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released May 17, 2019

GNGR073

Engineered, mixed by Tom Livemore at Backbeat Studios, Moseley, Birmingham
Mastered by Žarko Dragojević at Geenger Audio Services, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Trumpet, organ and saxophone recorded by Sebastian Kellig at Sausage Studios, Hackney, London
Trumpet on 1\ 6 played by Chris Marquardt
Organ on 2 played by Dominique James
Saxophone on 2 by Johan Toadall and the 9th Quartet
Cover photograph by JB
Artwork by Steven Ingram
The Alms are Thomas Whitfield, Sebastian Lenton, John Biggs

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It’s 2019 and the planet is a mess. But back with a lightning flash and new tracks are the three enigmatic individuals collectively known as Burning Alms — Thomas Whitfield, Sebastian Lenton and John Biggs, formerly of Calories and Distophia. The resulting album fuses punk noise and lo-fi pop with ornate jazz flourishes, garnished with the occasional Derek Bailey-esque skronk. ... more

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