Sister City // Uncle​/​Father Oscar

by Sister City

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When two bands love each other very, very much, they come together in a special way. Digitally. With songs. These are those songs.

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released 27 January 2015

Sister City is:
Daniel Abzug (drums)
John Gamble (guitar)
Adam Linder (guitar and vocals)
Joe Wolfe (bass)

Guest vocals on Skyline: Dallas Scott

Recorded October and November 2014 in Philadelphia, PA at Fresh Produce Studios, Pelican Audio Suite, and Adam's House
Most things engineered by Jake Detwiler. Vocal overdubs engineered by Adam Linder. Dallas's vocals engineered by Tom Conran
Produced by Sister City
Mixed by Adam Linder
Mastered by Tom Conran at Pelican Audio Suite
Lyrics by Adam Linder
Music by Sister City

Uncle/Father Oscar is:
Keith Rogers (drums and vocals)
Dallas Scott (guitar and vocals)
Kevin Rogers (guitar)
Kyle Bosler (bass and vocals)
Tom Conran (tenor guitar, wurly, and vocals)

Recorded live December 7th 2014 in Philadelphia, PA at Philly Sound Studios.
Engineered by Ben McGuinn.
Produced by Tom Conran and Uncle/Father Oscar
Mixed & Mastered by Tom Conran at Pelican Audio Suite
Lyrics by Keith, Dallas
Music by Uncle/Father Oscar

Artwork by SPDeisgns

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Sister City Maryland

Sister City — who cares, right? Well, Adam Linder, Daniel Abzug, John Gamble, and Joe Wolfe. They play in the band, so they probably don't count. How about the discerning dozens of people who enjoy Sister City’s blend of indie rock and punk? Yes, they definitely care. They can’t get enough of the razor-sharp lyrics, the intertwining guitars, and the frenetic drums. I’ve had enough of this bio. ... more

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Track Name: Earthbound & Down
Ever so slight is the slime in my throat
Lightly obscuring the words that it coats
My idea of a joke: drown to see if I float
And I'm laughing the loudest of all

I set aside my disaffection
But found respite in resentment
In rejection I found a semblance
Of comfort so I've only ever lived
At the top of this tower

There is a reason for all of this
This anger has impetus

I talk a big game
Stoke a big flame
But that doesn't mean I don't get burned
I draw lines between myself and everyone else
As a defense against impermanence
As an affront to my health
Still I am fine most of the time

Ever so slight is the slime in my throat
Lightly obscuring the words that it coats
My idea of a joke: drown to see if I float
And I'm laughing the loudest of all

And it's small
But there's a certain consolation
Involved in total alienation
For all
Of this self-deprecation
I'm not actually this jaded
Or obsessed with isolation

I just talk a big game
Stoke a big flame
But that doesn't mean I don't get burned
I draw lines between myself and everyone else
As a defense against impermanence
As an affront to my health
Still I am fine most of the time

Ever so slight is the slime in my throat
Obscuring the words that it coats
My idea of a joke: drown to see if I float
And I'm laughing the loudest of all
Track Name: Skyline
If I never move again
Take me to where the skyline ends
And leave me with the trees
Should my heart start skipping beats
Believe

It is time to start giving back

I cycled through the tried and trues
But kept coming back to something new
I couldn't shake the deja vu
So I stalled a while and scrapped that too
And I ended back where I began
But with holes punched through my hollow hands

I may have never breathed before

There was something in the air that sat like lead
And it filled my lungs with pure contempt
The taste was equally saccharine
And bitter to my braying lips

What a still and quiet evening
As I watch the sun retreating

If I never move again
Take me to where the skyline ends
And leave me with the trees
Should my heart start skipping beats
Because maybe the greatest prize
Is to one day photosynthesize

So pick a myth or prescription
Fill your head with either one
The pills and the liquids
Or the we shall overcomes
Sleep safe in the suburbs
Sip your filtered water slow
And swallow the story
As the capsule's coating goes

That taste is still on my tongue
As the sound scrapes my aching gums
Heavy hands pressed against my chest
Singing the chorus of our lament

If I never move again
Take me to where the skyline ends