Anti​/​Beyond

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released December 15, 2016

All songs written by Andrew Masters.
Mixed by Billy Klein and Bobby Lord
Mastered by Billy Klein
Produced by Adam Wayne
Additional Production by Madison Stolzer

Adam Wayne: Additional Bass on Tracks 2 and 4, Drums on Track 4
Madison Stolzer: Additional Guitars and Synths on Tracks 2 and 4
Nathan Ellison: Drums on Track 2
Carlita Gay: Vocals on Track 4

All Inquiries: antibeyond@gmail.com

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Anti/Beyond Chicago, Illinois

Anti/Beyond is a Chicago-based meditative indie rock act that explores themes of sexual ambiguity over layered, nuanced melodies. Seasoned with the occasional cell phone field recording, the result is a fresh, vulnerable style of indie rock with a “meditative” flair. Their first full-length album, self-titled, was released in late December 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Android Tracks
in the year of the smell of the rain you were drenched
i was late when you came but the scent was the same

in the year when the moon in the sky was a ruse and
the beer tasted like it was shoe leather brewed

you said thinking of you is like touching a bruise
my feet are not here for you to shoot

in the year that we aged on the crest of wave
under michigan skies itching mosquito bites

in the year that we tore at the tides like the moon
I gave in to the world just a little too soon

you said don't make a scene, don't make a fucking scene
if I fall down I don't want you looking at me
help me to breathe help me to breathe
I can be what you want me to be
Track Name: Victory Monument
we danced to electro-pop until the 38
pulled up in a flash you screamed and said you might be late
you know that I'm stuck here all alone
i guess that's the point of leaving home

oh you make me want to work the line
guide my body back and forth in time
make my muscles speak in foreign tongues
curl my spine up to oblivion

victory monument behind an Asian sun
looking over the crowds I knew that I had never won
so now I've got no place left to go
i guess that’s the point of going home

oh you make me want to exercise
take a picture with the flash next time
taste the words left on your mothers tongue
curl my spine up to oblivion
Track Name: Piece of Glass
you’re no piece of glass
you don’t have to last
we come from a violent past
i keep falling back on that
if you want that kind of thing
if you want that kind of thing
i’m not fallin for it

you looked so curious in riot gear
you said don’t move I said come over here
you said don’t breath this gas will give you tears

you’re no promise ring
you won’t feel a thing
you think like an ocean wave
but act like a runway train
it would have happened anyway
it would have happened anyway
i’m not fallin for it

we got run over by a runway train
i like it when you wear your scarf that way
i like the way it can covers up your face

this guy keeps making me think of the rain
this girl keeps making me question the game
Track Name: Not Exhausted
the comforting glow of the station tells us we’ve made it
my phone used to sing to me sweet electronic phrases
but lately she's been just a little bit quieter maybe her airwaves her tangled the battery blinks like and eyelid thats open and searching for something

the car is getting closer by the moment and they wont
stop the forward motion getting closer to the end
and I’ll be fine I’ll be alright, but maybe you can take the backseat next time

I’m not exhausted, its light out, lot is full on a friday its night out
Track Name: Quarantined
quarantined, I've kept you quarantined
there's no security, unless you've been quarantined
i can't sleep, this hospital is bleeding me
these wolves have killed off my sheep
i think they're still hungry

I tried to make love / just try this
I tried to stay soft / just one kiss
american rage / just like this
is hard to shake off

i tried to pray off / just try this
american gods / just one kiss
american rage / just like this
is hard to pay off

quarantined I’ve kept you quarantined
i mean i know you cant handle me
so i’ve left you quarantined
please don’t take
dont take my freak flag away
i’m needing it for today
to wave in my masters face

I tried to make love / just try this
I tried to stay soft / just one kiss
american rage / just like this
is hard to shake off

and you can get fucked / just try this
and i can get fucked / just one kiss
and we can play dumb / just like this
american love

marketing, she said she worked in marketing
but she studied chemistry, it didn't make sense to me
please don't take, please don't take my blood in vain
please test it for everything, i need to know that i'm clean
quarantined
Track Name: Letting Go
I could fix it for a dollar
I’ll take all the load up off your shoulders
But you can chase the only waves Alaska breaks, Alaska breaks
And you can guilt my hand in to your hand again, your hand again
But I will take your hand in to my mouth and taste the flesh and bone
The cave you spent that last 5 years I’ll decorate and make it home
If you had asked me to choose anything, I’d choose to sleep alone

But I’m letting go, letting go
I’m letting go, letting go
But I’m letting go, letting go

Take your breakfast with the pastor
Make him feed the monkey on your shoulders
But you can lift your face up to the sky and spit upon the moon
And you can force my lips to say I’m bad again I’m bad again
I’d be your slave to make you whole
I’ll taste your rage and call it home
So Raise your voice above the spheres
I’m mad as hell and won’t give in
If you had asked me to do anything, I could not withhold
I’m letting go, letting go
Track Name: Theater
new amsterdam is dwindling
your whiskey grin is caving in
i might go on a freedom binge again

come inside me, inside me, inside me
what happens to you theater if we don't believe?
what happens to your seer if she cannot see?
well i can see, i can see, i can see, i can see

i don't really care if i, get fucked up
but what do you feel like?

come inside me, inside me, inside me
what happens to your theater if we don't believe?
what happens to your holiday, if you cannot leave?
well i can leave, i can leave, i can leave, i can leave

your fever is free
Track Name: Collections Department
Hold for days on the telephone
I stayed on hold yeah I stayed on hold
Float for days on the bathroom floor
I’m not alone when I lock the door

held together by a desperate tether / better make it better
made to wander made to wake up wake up! / better make your bed and
loosening the ties that bind looser ties / are so much better
Im too tired to remember I’ve just gotta use the shredder

Hold for days on the telephone
I stayed on hold yeah I stayed on hold
Float for days on the bathroom floor
I’m not alone when I lock the door

held together by momentum pleasant / weather how’s the weather
desperate times and desperate measures make us / better moneylenders
loosening the ties that bind us paper / lips to hold the letters
I know that we laughed together but i just can’t quite remember

you can’t believe the only thing they asked of you
you can’t believe the only thing thats true
you held it in your body like a poison rage
protecting the dark

I dreamt of a shadow that was shaking you
The more you ran the more you stayed in place
You were scared that it was there collecting you
But I don't think that means you got away
Track Name: As Far as this Dream Goes
we're chasing down a feeling that we used to find redeeming,
you don't look so good
this is a call you should save for tomorrow, sleeping like you should

so many moments to be had, in the 24 hour computer lab
but when i try to wear your clothes, that's as far as this dream goes

i can't shake the feeling, there's a wolf inside your clothing
but i'll pick you up
tell me little monster, what you thinkin what you feelin what you running from?

so many moments to be had in the back of your civic glossy black
you tell me take off your top i say i'm tryin but this dream keep
stoppin on cop stoppin on me, stoppin on coppin stoppin me

go
Track Name: Native on the Run
this is what i've done with what i've got
maybe you will like it maybe not
there's an old man on a porch swing singin listen to me son
love is just a native on the run
love is just a native on the run

maybe you would know me now by name
but then you'd pump my blood with burning shame
theres a woman stuck in labor who is callin out my name
love comes right before a stillborn babe
love comes right before a stillborn babe

well finally i destroyed something today
finally i destroyed something today
i took it in my mouth, chewed it up and spit it out
isnt that a crying dying shame?
isnt that a crying dying shame?

this is what i've done with what i've got
maybe you will like it maybe not
but this is what i've done with what i've got