Beneath

by Infant Island

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1.
Here We Are 03:23
So enthralled with your own portrait, but what are you giving back? Construct yourself, to watch it all crumble. Here we are, trying to hold ourselves up to your acceptance once more. You're one of us, are you? Well when will the days show us your empathy? All shut in, until you lash out – regurgitate and replace. So you're one of us, are you? You're one of us... aren't you?
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Content 04:21
Daniel: Too content with what they fed you. Conserve a moment of the time that's left. Consider an alternative (than what's convenient) again and again and again. Sicker and still we stand, embraced on feverish envy, too complacent to finalize an effort for the last breath this earth lets us gasp. Our aura is wasting away now Again, again, again until... Logan: Outsourced and overlooked. Where will I go when the power goes out? How can I provide? Outsourced and overlooked. Alexander: It should go, without saying, that to give a shit is worth more than a thousand thoughts, or prayers, or words – or any fucking other thing.
4.
The Garden 02:30
Alexander: I was there with you in the garden, I’ll be there with you in the dirt: stricken from the flesh, returned to the earth. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Souls go to heaven, while metal will rust. It ends in ashes, it all comes apart. Daniel: Final attempt through / Every window / Of this opportunity Bled / Thousands of colors / Ablaze / My glimpse of / A Reset Thrones and skyline / Horrors / Towering above trees Immovable / Contouring and crescent / Now you’re fed upon Descend below the roots
5.
One Eyed 01:45
Timid to critical of the nurturing hand. Miles deep in yourself. The ego you relish from a redemptive stand. The one all knowing. Who, what, where and when? Pleas and chants, victimless rants, who are you to concede and staple character? Who are we to listen endlessly? One eyed, luring the feeble minded and disposed. Lacking accountability for end-all prose. The one all knowing? Dig the shit out of your mouth.
6.
Unfortunate end, Can't bear the gloom today. All ends unseen, Abhorred, Abominated, Abhorred. I can't get my head out, can't bear the gloom today. Abhorred, Abominated, can't get my head out, can't bear the gloom today. Can't get out of my grotesque skin I'm held in – Buried. Taste the decay. My eyes accompanied with words I could not speak.
7.
Colossal Air 01:50
8.
Stare Spells 04:33
I tried, to keep it in, some sort of memory... I tried. Growing through a shade of grey light, I laughed in the dark unknown and in short aired breaths to lather in the calm – I tried to keep you out. At the end, I stood there. At the end, I stood against you. Reflections, dismantling tides of distractions eating away at my brain. Everyday that I stay not moving forward with the same itches attracting my fingertips to my temples. Letting abstractions claim ghosts, I see my shapeless form Looking away not knowing what to accept.
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about

"Urgent even at its sludgiest tempos, the Fredericksburg, Virginia band’s second album draws on a bleak palette to create illusions of infinite depth and vastness."
- Pitchfork

"Infant Island’s version of screamo is raw and ambitious and hypnotic, and I really don’t think there’s anyone better in the genre right now."
- Stereogum

"Screamo scraped from the blackened and burnt chasm. The metallic chaos of Majority Rule and post-rock underpinnings of Envy are touchstones here, but noise overwhelms Infant Island's ugly beauty in tracks that bleed tributaries into a rushing river."
- Viking's Choice / NPR

"Beneath is a capital-A Album that ebbs and flows like one long song cycle. It’s the best thing Infant Island have released by a mile and it’s one of the most stunning albums to come out of the whole recent screamo revival yet."
- BrooklynVegan

"Screamo, post-rock, and a little black metal meld together for Virginia quartet Infant Island's signature immersive and melancholy sound."
- Bandcamp Daily

credits

released May 15, 2020

Infant Island on “Beneath” is:
Daniel Kost – vocals
Alexander Rudenshiold – guitar, vocals
Kyle Guerra – bass
Austin O’Rourke – drums

Additional instrumentation:
Austin O’Rourke – orchestral arrangements, interludes
Winston Givler – noise on track 1, guitar on track 5
Logan Rivera – vocals on track 3

Technical credits:
Original drums for tracks 1 and 6 written by James Rakestraw.
This album was primarily engineered, recorded, and mixed at Viva Studios in Falls Church, Virginia in December 2018 and January 2019 by Matthew Michel.
Engineering and recording of additional instrumentation was conducted by each part’s contributors.
This album was mastered at Audioseige in Chicago, Illinois by Brad Boatright.

Artistic credits:
Front cover art – “Sadak In Search of the Waters of Oblivion” by John Martin (c.1812), processed by Austin O’Rourke & Alexander Rudenshiold.
Back cover art – “The Great Day of His Wrath” by John Martin (c.1851 - 1853), processed by Austin O’Rourke & Alexander Rudenshiold.
Innersleeve art – “The Plains of Heaven” by John Martin (c.1853), processed by Alexander Rudenshiold.
Infant Island logo – Austin O’Rourke
Layout, design – Alexander Rudenshiold

Released by Dog Knights Productions.

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