New Single: Abide

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Hey TLB fans, this week we have yet another single from our album Vection. The song is called Abide. Listen to it now for free in the player on the left, on Soundcloud, or if you really like it, buy it on iTunes, Amazon mp3, or listen on Spotify.

This song is one of my favorites, and features a driving guitar riff, and a message about overcoming adversity. It’s a long song standing at 7 minutes – starting with some simmering and growing energy that climaxes in an amazing guitar solo by Chris Bloom, and a hard hitting chorus. I find myself coming back to this track again and again. This was one of the first songs to come to life in the studio, and have been anxious to share it with everyone. I hope you enjoy it!

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Song Credits:

Abide
Written by Benjamin Fellows
Vocals and Guitars by Benjamin Fellows
Additional Guitars by Christopher J Bloom
Drums by Dave Miller
Bass Guitars by Paul McDaniel
Produced by Christopher J Bloom
Mixed and Mastered by Christopher J Bloom
Recorded at Macy Sound Studios, Denver, CO
Copyright 2015 The Lacuna Brotherhood, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Lyrics:

You’re elusive whispers have gone mute.
The fear and pain arises amidst the truth.
And I can finally feel my boiling blood.
My sinews crack and strain underneath the flood.
And I am buffeted on all sides.
Spurned and berated, yet I abide.
Yet I abide; yet I abide.

I contemplate regret as I walk the past.
But deftly pick my footsteps all along the path.
And I can finally see what is wrong with me.
With singular vision I commence revision.
And I am buffeted on all sides.
Spurned and berated, yet I abide.
Yet I abide; yet I abide.

Don’t you discount me!
My gaze resides upon the Beacon!
This is the only scene
Upon which resides all hope and reason!

Don’t you discount me!
My gaze resides upon the Beacon!
This is the only scene
Upon which resides all hope and reason!

New Single: The Way It Should Be

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Hey TLB fans, this week we have another single from our album Vection. The song is called The Way It Should Be. Listen to it now for free on Soundcloud, or if you really like it, buy it on iTunes, Amazon mp3, or listen on Spotify.

This song is the oldest of the songs on the album, I wrote the music several years ago, but only recently was able to marry up some lyrics to go with it. It’s a little bit more mellow than the rest of the songs on the album – featuring an acoustic guitar and more spotlight on the vocals. This also got sliced and diced a million ways in the studio, but we finally settled on a really great version of the song that I’m really happy with. I hope you enjoy it!

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Song Credits:

The Way It Should Be
Written by Ben Fellows
Vocals and Guitars by Ben Fellows
Drums by Dave Miller
Bass Guitars by Paul McDaniel
Produced by Christopher J Bloom
Mixed and Mastered by Christopher J Bloom
Recorded at Macy Sound Studios, Denver, CO
Copyright 2015 The Lacuna Brotherhood, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Lyrics:

I’ve had it wrong from the start. Why didn’t you tell me?
I was oblivious and played my part. Why didn’t you stop me?
I gave it all of my heart. Why didn’t you shake me?
I never imagined us apart. Why didn’t you stop me?

Can’t you see the tears dripping from my chin? Why didn’t you help me?
I’m not the one who bears original sin. Why didn’t you stop me?
I’ve had it wrong from the start. Why didn’t you tell me?
I was oblivious and played my part. Why didn’t you stop me?

I’ve gotta get out. I don’t need anymore of your help.
I’ll find my way out, and I’ll find myself.
I’m on my own and that’s the way it should be!
That’s the way it should be. That’s the way it should be.

Do’nt you try to tell me ot come on home. Why didn’t you help me?
I don’t want to hear what you think I’ve done. Why didn’t you stop me?
I’ve gotta get out. I don’t need anymore of your help.
I’ll find my way out, and I’ll find myself.
I’m on my own and that’s the way it should be!
That’s the way it should be.
That’s the way it should be.

That’s the way it should be!

New Single: How Do I Feel?

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Hey TLB fans, we are continuing our release of singles from our album Vection – this week, I’m happy to share with you our second single, How Do I Feel? Listen to it now for free on Soundcloud (streaming in the player at left at the time of this post) or if you really like it, buy it on iTunes, Amazon mp3, or listen on Spotify.

The song is a little more punk than our other songs on the album, it’s obviously a breakup song, but it is fun and playful while a little raw and cathartic.

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Song Credits:

How Do I Feel?
Written by Ben Fellows
Vocals and Guitars by Ben Fellows
Drums by Dave Miller
Bass Guitars by Paul McDaniel
Produced by Christopher J Bloom
Mixed and Mastered by Christopher J Bloom
Recorded at Macy Sound Studios, Denver, CO
Copyright 2015 The Lacuna Brotherhood, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Lyrics:

I come bearing gifts of these
little pieces of shit that you
left inside my soul the day that I walked.
I hide these little packages
under bushels with my talents; these
reminders of a path that we stalked.
There’s no more for you to see here!
You’re so fucking pious and sincere!
I know of the blackness inside you.
You never had any interest in how I feel!
And how do I feel?
How do I feel?
How do I feel?
It’s nice that you finally asked.

We’ve come so far together
despite all of the stormy weather
it feels so strange not having you there.
But these binds have fallen from my wrists
and I see we no longer exist
and I have just enough time to spare.
There’s no more for you to see here!
You’re so fucking pious and sincere!
I know of the blackness inside you.
You never had any interest in how I feel!
And how do I feel?
How do I feel?
How do I feel? 
It’s nice that you finally asked.
And how do I feel?

How do I feel?
How do I feel? 
It’s nice that you finally asked.

So we were sitting at the table arguing,
then she said something for no other reason than to piss me off.
It was totally irrelevant and I was just like: Did you just say that? Fuck you!

I try my best not to look back
but this is an immutable fact
that you are always part of my breath.
I hold this close inside of my heart
and focus all I can on the part
of me that learned the most from our death.

There’s no more for you to see here!
You’re so fucking pious and sincere!
I know of the blackness inside you.
You never had any interest in how I feel!
And how do I feel?
How do I feel?
How do I feel? 
It’s nice that you finally asked.
And how do I feel?
How do I feel?
How do I feel? 
It’s nice that you finally asked.
And how do I feel?

How do I feel?
How do I feel? 
It’s nice that you finally asked.
And how do I feel?

Oh, how do I feel?
How do I feel? 
It’s nice that you finally asked!

New Single: Absurdism Apologism

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Hey TLB fans, our album Vection was released on digital media last week, and this week I wanted to highlight one of the songs on the album that we are really proud of: Absurdism Apologism. You can stream it for free on Soundcloud, or buy it on iTunes, Amazon mp3, or listen on Spotify.

The song features a driving and powerful guitar riff, and some tones that we perfected in the studio and think are pretty kick ass. The lyrics as you will see are pretty philosophical and a little dark – but at the same time I feel like it is a very positive message about taking control of your life and facing the absurdity of existence. This is one of my favorite songs from the band that we have ever produced – I hope you like it!

We are going to have a show announcement very soon – so stay tuned!

Song Credits:

Absurdism Apologism
Written by Ben Fellows
Vocals and Guitars by Ben Fellows
Drums by Dave Miller
Bass Guitars by Paul McDaniel
Produced by Christopher J Bloom
Mixed and Mastered by Christopher J Bloom
Recorded at Macy Sound Studios, Denver, CO
Copyright 2015 The Lacuna Brotherhood, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Lyrics:

You can feel us inside your brain.
We hear you state the cliche, you think you’re going insane.
It doesn’t minimize the pain, it just means that you’re all the same.
Can’t you see your life is absurd?
Take a walk into the corral with the rest of the herd!
Would you take your life if we would just say the word?

What’s the fucking purpose of this motherfucking life
Why can’t I take away this fucking strife,
as I fucking stare at this motherfucking knife?

You can feel us inside your head.
You don’t need a gun you see, the truth is you’re already dead!
What do you choose to do, it comes for you, this pending sense of dread!
Do you search on high for a shining light?
Illuminate the chaos in the blackness of the night?
Or do you look inside your heart and find a fire burning bright?

What’s the fucking purpose of this motherfucking life
Why can’t I take away this fucking strife,
as I fucking stare at this motherfucking knife?

Hear the words spill from our mouths!
We set the rules; you’re out of bounds; and we’ll call the foul!
There’s only one way it all makes sense:
You set your rules, erase our bounds: your life can now commence!

You think you’re going insane!
The truth is you’re already dead!

What’s the fucking purpose of this motherfucking life
Why can’t I take away this fucking strife,
as I fucking stare at this motherfucking knife?

Hear the words spill from our mouths!
We set the rules; you’re out of bounds; and we’ll call the foul!
There’s only one way it all makes sense:
You set your rules, erase our bounds: your life can now commence!
Hear the words spill from our mouths!
We set the rules; you’re out of bounds; and we’ll call the foul!
There’s only one way it all makes sense:
You set your rules, erase our bounds: your life can now commence!

What’s the fucking purpose of this motherfucking life
Why can’t I take away this fucking strife,
as I fucking stare at this motherfucking knife?

Album Release Announcement: Vection

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Hey TLB fans, I am happy and excited to announce the release of our newest record, Vection. We have been working hard for the last year writing and recording this music, and it is finally here! The full album is available now on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Spotify, and your favorite digital music platform. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing songs one at a time on Soundcloud for you to listen to for free – starting with today. Check out our first single, Absurdism Apologism – streaming now on our website here (click the links on the player at left). It’s a pretty rocking tune, and we are proud of it. We have been told it sounds a little like System of a Down, maybe a little Tool, also some shades of Incubus or Green Day – but would love to hear what you think!

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We are going to have a show announcement very soon – so stay tuned!

Updates and the new album

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Hey TLB fans, so some of you may have been wondering what we have been up to these last few months. The band has been pulled in a number of directions working on various projects, both musical and non-musical – and we weren’t able to put together the shows that we were hoping to this summer. However, the music and creativity has not ceased, and we have a huge backlog of material, not to mention pent up energy to get back to The Lacuna Brotherhood.

This last week, I went back to the studio with our friends at Spin and Swirl and the initial tracks have been recorded for what will be the next album. The plan is to get our new stuff recorded this winter, and hopefully have something for you by early 2015. There is definitely enough material for a full length album this time – and the songs continue to get better and better – I am really excited about this next phase! Stay tuned for updates, and we will let you know how things develop.

Quick plug – Dave is going to be playing tomorrow evening with his band The Orchid Set at 8pm at Quixote’s True Blue in Denver. It’s a great act and you should check it out!

Walnut Room Show

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Thank you so much to everyone who made it to our first show at The Walnut Room last Thursday night. It was a rocking show and we had a great crowd! Kendall Burks wowed us with his guitar looping, and Cure for Pain kept us entertained with their unique style. TLB played all the songs on our EP and a few new songs as well. Thanks to the Walnut Room for having us, to Olivia Langford our photographer, and to Eric Meer and Jonathan Bohannon for joining Dave and I for our set.

Looking forward to our next show and will keep you up to date. Don’t forget to sign up for the email list to stay in close touch with us: Click here to join the email list!

Here are a few pictures of the band for your enjoyment…

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Solitary Man Music Video Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of our first music video for Solitary Man. Check it out on Youtube and let us know what you think!

Song Highlight: Tsunami

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Tsunami is the third track from the EP Aftermath. The song starts out quietly with some acoustic guitar work, and slowly builds to a massive sound with many layers of electric guitars, vocals, and drum. The song is available now on iTunes and Amazon mp3. 

This song was the first of the 4 that I wrote for the EP, and it was written shortly after going through a really big change in my life which included leaving behind a number of close relationships. I always turn to my music to cope, and in this case there was so much change washing over me and endlessly pounding at me. I was feeling so overwhelmed with all of that change and trying to come to terms with what my future was going to be like. The song also marks an important milestone for me as a songwriter – I feel like with this song I really became comfortable in my skin as an artist and brought my craft to a new level. In many ways this song was the birth of The Lacuna Brotherhood. I remember sitting alone in my apartment the night that all of the pieces of the song really came together as a consistent whole – it was a really great feeling. It is my personal favorite on the record.

This song was a slog in the studio. The very first day I laid down the tracks, and over the course of many months it was torn apart and reassembled, retracked, overdubbed, and spliced. On more than one occasion I came into the studio and said to the engineers, ‘You are going to hate me, but…’ and proceeded to break the news that we had to re-do a lot of what we had already done. Part of it was me cutting my teeth to the recording process, and part of it was just how the song began to develop such an epic sound to it – and at each turn the song would just beg for something new. It really took on a life of its own.

Song Details

Time: 5:19

BPM: 145.2 BPM

Credits: Written by Ben Fellows, Vocals, and Guitars by Ben Fellows, Drums by Dave Miller, Produced by Ben Fellows and Shawn Palmer, Recorded by Shawn Palmer and Micah Lundy, Mixed by Micah Lundy at Spin and Swirl Studios, Mastered by Gus Skinas.

Lyrics:

Stuck in this place, 
Trying to replace
My warm embrace,
And blunt my disgrace.
So I turn my face.
A tender carapace
Is all I have to brace
Against your verbal mace.

And I get no rest
from this my biggest test!
And I’ve fallen from the nest;
But I digress…
My only interest
Is time enough to digest
This fear within my breast
At the wave upon its crest!

Our first show – May 29th @ The Walnut Room

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***Update – the date of our show changed – edits in the post below – all of the links are still ok. Hope to see you at the show!***

Hello TLB Fans! We are pleased to announce our first show of 2014. We will be playing at The Walnut Room on May 16 May 29 along with our friends Room 204 and Cure for Pain. Tickets are $5 and the show starts at 8:00pm with TLB going on stage around 9:30pm. You can get tickets online now by clicking here. Also RSVP on the Facebook event by clicking here.

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In other news, we have verified that Aftermath is now on Spotify – so if that is your musical outlet of choice you can hear our tunes there. (We also changed our website to stream the music on Spotify instead of Soundcloud).