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Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB

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Bucky
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Bucky At last we get all the EPs on one spot! Incredible collection of ripping tone and gargantuan fuzz. The grit-fueled harmony is infectious and the rhythm relentless. Could be your new favorite band?
Jake Navarra
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Jake Navarra The Kim Thayil vibes are soo strong I feel like im entering the Superunkown with every listen. Solid songs, hooks, vocals, and Tones are just soo High. Son of a Btich.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    2 CDs in 1 disc jewel case with 12 panel, full color booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    2 cassettes, "Life" and "Afterlife" in a box set with full color slip cover. Each cassette includes a 10 panel foldout booklet. "Life" cassette is bone grey with pink imprint, "Afterlife" cassette is rhodamine red with blood red imprint.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    This retrospective of all 4 of HTSOB's EPs from 2003-2020 simultaneously speaks to the fragility and resilience of the human experience - it spans the years covering the formation of the band, it’s musical growth, the death of Andrew Kott (one of 2 co-founding brothers), and the path to a rebirth and new life in music and beyond by surviving brother Paul Kott. All 4 HTSOB EPs are included here, remastered in 2020. Almost an hour and a half of music for just 8 bucks.
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Last Dance 05:56
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Velocipede 03:08
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Black Ships 06:52
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Tribute 09:01
The elders gather in the fall Pay tribute to the dead prepared for burial No bended knee No king above me No priest contrived to hold us down No genuflection We stand unbound None self-ordained to wear a crown The day’s long path wound into night Old stories say the hunger's flames were set alight And fallow fields long left behind The ancient journeys carried in our mind And thanks we give for harvest grain We tied together in both triumph and in pain No bended knee No king above me No priest contrived to hold us down No genuflection We stand unbound None self-ordained to wear a crown Below the mountain spilling fire Ancestral revelry, voices raised choir And at this crossroads did so build This city’s walls, and fields equally we tilled And so united do we strive Only as equals will we prosper and survive No bended knee We stand unbound None self-ordained to wear a crown
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Silhouette 09:02
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A 2 album (LIFE / AFTERLIFE) collection of all 4 HTSOB EPs.

LIFE Album

‘Better You Than Me’ EP:
Ten Mountain High
Better You Than Me
Fortune’s Crown
Last Dance

‘Velocipede’ EP:
Velocipede
Masters of War
Black Ships
John the Baptist

AFTERLIFE Album

‘Death of a New Day / Eye in the Sky’ EP:
Death of a New Day
Eye in the Sky

‘Wicked Threads’ EP:
Tribute
Silhouette
Wicked Threads

credits

released March 20, 2020

Cover painting: Brooke Kent
Back cover art: Brook Kent
Logo design: Stash
Guild photo: Jules Kane
Booklet live photo: Lars
Layout: Mark Reategui

All songs except ‘Masters of War’ by bob Dylan and ‘Eye in the Sky’ by Alan Parsons © 2020 Abortions Make Baby Angels, ASCAP

Better You Than Me (2003)

Recorded and mixed in San Francisco in 2003 at Tiny Telephone by Alex Newport. Produced by Alex Newport and HTSOB.

HTSOB on this EP were:
Scott Wagner: Vocals
Andrew Kott: Lead guitar
Paul Kott: Guitars
Ron Nichols: Bass
Andee Connors: Drums

Guest performances by:
Dave Edwardson: Synth

Cover photography: Melanie Nichols
Layout: Ron Nichols and John Sargentini
Additional layout: Courtney Callahan
Band photo: Melanie Nichols

Velocipede 2005

Recorded in Oakland in 2004 at Ear Hammer by Salvador Raya and Greg Wilkinson. Mixed at Ear Hammer by Billy Anderson. Produced by Billy Anderson and HTSOB

HTSOB on this EP were:
Russ Kent: Vocals, synth, keyboard, ebow
Andrew Kott: Lead guitar
Paul Kott: Guitars
Ron Nichols: Bass
Johann Zamora: Drums

Original layout: Ron Nichols and John Sargentini
Redesigned layout: Courtney Callahan
Band photo: Murray Bowles

Death of a New Day / Eye in the Sky (2019)

Recorded and mixed in Oakland in 2019 at Sharkbite by Billy Anderson. Produced by Billy Anderson, Paul Kott, and HTSOB

HTSOB on this EP were:
Russ Kent: Vocals, synth
Chris Corona: Lead guitar
Paul Kott: Guitars, wurlitzer
Joe Fucko: Bass
Johann Zamora: Drums

Guest performances by:
Scott Wagner: Vocals
Sunny Reinhardt: Lead guitar
Dave Edwardson: Synth

Art: Sonju Rattler
Layout: Courtney Callahan
Band photo: Jules Kane

Wicked Threads (2020)

Recorded in 2019 in Oakland, CA at Sharkbite and Giant Headroom, Portland, OR at Wrong Way Recording and Everything Hz, and Boston, MA at Pressed to Death by Billy Anderson, Paul Kott, Rob Wrong, and John Brookhouse. Mixed at Everything Hz by Billy Anderson. Produced by Billy Anderson, Paul Kott, and HTSOB

HTSOB on this EP were:
Russ Kent: Vocals
Pamela Ausejo: Lead/rhythm guitar
Paul Kott: Lead/rhythm guitar
Billy Anderson: Bass/ebow
Eric Rancourt: Drums
Bryce Shelton: Synth, organ, keyboard

Guest performances by:
Matt Pike: Lead guitar
Rob Wrong: Lead guitar
John Brookhouse: Lead guitar
Julie Kane: Tambourine

Painting: Stash
Layout: Mark Reategui
Band photo: Jules Kane

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