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    Mastering and lacquer cutting by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Pressed to 160g black vinyl at Gotta Groove Records, Cleveland. Layout by Dean Rank. Cover art by David Barret Lloyd. Released on Strange Weather Records, Chicago. Albums will ship starting on June 23, 2015.

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lyrics

RIOT SIZE

I have seen stupidity
so bold it blinds
I have seen the cruelest clueless worst kinds
tiger in a lion suit

tiger in a lion suit
beetle in a pine
lodgepoles are all getting eaten alive

shiny things on tiny screens inviting us to fight
to justify

outrage on a burning page
fake smiles in a pile
fanning flames to damn the names of matron saints in exile
when my favorite singer died
my eyes ran dry
rejoice rejoice rejoice rejoice rejoice in voices deeper than time

native tongues of favorite sons expunged by haters' love
invaders' love
plaintive tales of sacred fails blown up to giant size
riot size

we cam amortize, rationalize
lies are still lies
we can clamor for some glamour prize
we can we can stammer, stick our cameras into riots' eyes

trade your grief for mimicry, trade your rage for laughter
shake shake the rafters
it's not too late to chase your dreams and cheat your masters
make like disaster
trade these sword for minor chords and major maxims
get reactive

credits

from MAKE LIKE, released June 23, 2015
7 RIOT SIZE
Reid Coker: guitar
Kent Lambert: vox, piano, synths
Gillian Lisée: bass, vox
Luther Rochester: Buchla Music Easel, vibraphone
Seth Vanek: drums, drumpad, autoharp
Sam Wagster: pedal steel guitar

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Roommate Chicago

Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was released in 2015 and described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically." ... more

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