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released March 21, 2015

All songs © Niantic 2015
Recorded Jan-Dec 2014 in Altadena, Hollywood, and Simi Valley, CA
Executive produced by R.E. King and Justine Kaye
Released on Not Dead Yet Records

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Niantic Los Angeles, California

Chris McCartt; drums
Michael Castro; bass, keyboard
Alex Stensel; lead guitar, bass
Ryan Trask; vocals, guitar, bass

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Track Name: Philip Rivers
THANK YOU. WE NEVER REMEMBER TO SAY THANK YOU
SO NOW I SAY IT EVERY TIME I WALK INTO A ROOM.
ALL THIS TIME HAS GONE BY BUT WE NEVER COULD BREAK THROUGH THE ICE.
AND IT’S TURNING AND IT’S TURNING. ALL THE LITTLE THINGS WE NEVER DO. AND IT’S TURNING AND IT’S TURNING. EVERY PROMISE THAT WE MAKE GETS BROKEN

WE’RE LOST. WE DON’T CARE ANYMORE.
IT FILLS OUR HEARTS WITH JOY TO BREAK
BREAK THROUGH THE SILENCE
AND STEP INTO WHAT WE WERE MEANT FOR

EXILED FOR NOT BEING FRIENDLY. WE NEVER LEARNED HOW TO PLAY ALONG. EXILED WITH OUR HEADS IN THE SMOG FOR TRYING TO TOUCH THE FACE OF GOD.

AND YOU SEE IT AND IT COMES AND GOES BUT YOU NEVER REALLY GET AN ANSWER. AND YOU SEE IT AND YOU KNOW IT AND THEN IT’S GONE

NOT LIKE WE’RE NOT THERE ANYMORE AN EMPIRE BORN IN A BEDROOM TO WAIT, WAIT TIL IT’S QUIET THERE’S SOMETHING I’VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU.

MEET ME FOR A PINT. THE RECEIVERS AND THE DANCERS. ON THIS SOLEMN NIGHT. BAD JOKES TOLD BY OUR FATHERS WHERE AN AGING NATION GATHERS IN FROM THE UNFOLDING UNKNOWN.

DON’T YOU WANT TO BE EXCITED??
DON’T YOU WANT TO BE EXCITED??
DON’T YOU WANT TO BE EXCITED??
WATCHING OUR FAILURES FROM THE SIDELINE.

SO MEET ME FOR A PINT.
WHAT WE BEGAN CANNOT END HERE ON THIS AUTUMN NIGHT.
Track Name: You got nothing you don't want
WE WERE WALKING IN BALBOA PARK WITH MY HEADPHONES ON IN THE SUMMER OF 2006 MY BROTHER’S TRIPPING ON THE AGAPANTHUS SURVEYING THE DAMAGE FROM THE SUNBURNS ON HIS SKIN IT WAS HOT SO WE WROTE BAD POETRY THOUGHT WHY HASN’T SHE CALLED ME GOT EVERYONE’S SYMPATHY TURNED IT IN FOR SOME AIRPLANE MILES THEN JACK RUBY CAME IN LIKE A TRAINED ASSASSIN AND HE SAID AT SOME POINT EVERYTHING STOPS BLEEDING YOU GOT NOTHING YOU DON’T WANT.

WE SPENT ALL WINTER HIDING UNDER OUR COVERS LIKE WE WERE BACK IN 1974 WE MADE IT THROUGH YOUR OIL EMBARGO AND YOUR HAZARDOUS CARGO NEVER BLEW UP AT OUR FRONT DOOR MICHAEL LANDON SAID WE SWIM IN OUR UNDERWEAR BUT EVERYONE CAN SEE THE TEAR IN THE PAIR HE’S SPORTING WE’RE LOOKING THROUGH LAUGHING AT HIM NAKED ASHAMED OF HIS SAMENESS HE GOES RIGHT ON BY US SAYING AT SOME POINT EVERYTHING STOPS BLEEDING YOU GOT NOTHING YOU DON’T WANT.

I GOT A HAIRCUT AS AN OLIVE BRANCH TO A CRAWFORD RANCH MAN WHO TOOK ALL OF MY CASH ON HAND THE HEAT DON’T GIVE A DAMN AND SUMMER NEVER ENDS THESE ARE YOUR COLLEGE YEARS AND YOU BEEN ON YOUR OWN ENDLESS BUS RIDES DELAYED BY CELLULAR PHONES I’M STRANDED IN BERDO IN A POLO SHIRT I GOT THREE DOLLARS LEFT BUT A MAN JUST ASKED ME FOR TEN I SAID TO HIM AT SOME POINT EVERYTHING STOPS BLEEDING YOU GOT NOTHING YOU DON’T WANT AT SOME POINT YOU SHOULD JUST THINK ABOUT SLEEPING IN YOU GOT NOTHING YOU DON’T WANT.
Track Name: Leaving the breezes
IN YOUR BACK FORTY THE AIR SO STICKY
CUTTING WOOD BUT TOMORROW
I’LL BE THREE THOUSAND MILES FROM EVERYONE YOU KNOW

SLEEPING WITH NO SHEETS HOPPING PINOT ISLANDS
EVERY SUMMER DREAM ENDS
WITH OUR KNEES IN THE REEDS SO SLOWLY SLOWLY...

YOU DON’T EVEN FEEL IT
YOU DON’T EVEN NOTICE
NOW I’M LEAVING THE BREEZES

THE BELL CLANGS TWICE DISTANT ULTIMATE GUIDES TO NOWHERE SPECIAL
WE ALL WORE PURPLE STRIPES EVERY WARM AND WINDY NIGHT
ALONE ON THE SWINGS WHISPERING WHISPERING...

THEY’RE YOUR DREAMS
I CAN’T STOP YOU FROM WANTING TO LEAVE
THEY’RE YOUR SLEEVES
I CAN’T STOP YOU FROM WANTING TO LEAVE

EVERY MOMENT IS A GIFT
WE SET OURSELVES ADRIFT
I’M LEAVING THE BREEZES
Track Name: Blades
DIDN’T FEEL A DROP OF RAIN
DIDN’T NOTICE ALL THE WAVES YOU SAID YOU MADE
SPENT ALL WINTER IN MY FAVORITE COAT
TIME’LL TRICKLE OUT YOUR VAIN VAIN VEINS
NOW EVERY RIDDLE ENDS THE SAME
EVERY PEBBLE ON THE BEACH IS INGRAINED
LEAVING HOME WITHOUT YOUR BLADES
RIDE THE WAVES IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA WITHOUT DROWNING

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO REACH SOMEBODY TONIGHT
GET YOUR BLADES OUT GET YOUR BLOOD ON THE GROUND
IF YOUR FRIENDS THINK YOU’RE WASTING YOUR TIME
GET YOUR BLADES OUT TELL ‘EM WHAT’S GOING DOWN
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET YOUR BLADES OUT
GET YOUR BLADES OUT

YOU AIN’T GONNA HEAR ME ROAR
MAYBE YOU NEVER PLAYED A CHESS GAME WITH ME
AIN’T HOW WE DO IT ANYMORE
BABY NEVER LEARNED TO MASTERPIECE
SO SAY THEY COME FROM OUTER SPACE
THEY CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT ABOUT ME
THEY’RE LEAVING HOME WITHOUT THEIR BLADES
THINKING THEY’RE THE END OF EVERYTHING
WITHOUT REASON WE’RE SURROUNDED
Track Name: Eta Carinae
YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND MY HEART BREAKS
INTERACTIVITY GO INTO A MELODY LIKE A
DEAD LANGUAGE YOU CAN ONLY HEAR IN YOUR SLEEP
AND IF THEY SAY WE’RE ALL BETTER OFF
JUST BEING FORGOTTEN
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY YOUR HAND BOY PLAY YOUR HAND

ETA CARINAE I WANT YOU TO BLOW UP IN MY FACE
NO ONE COULD REPLACE THE LIGHT YOU GIVE TO ME
ETA CARINAE THAT OUR DYING BREATH
COULD BE YOUR NAME

WITH YOUR PERMISSION FOR OUR NEXT TRICK
ALL OUR FLESH AND BLOOD WILL BE INCINERATED
INTO STARDUST
OH OH OH YOU BLOW EVERYONE AWAY
IF IT ALL GOES DOWN LIKE YOU’RE PREDICTING IT WILL
IF IT ALL GOES DOWN
WHICH ONE OF US IS GONNA HAVE TO FOOT THE BILL
THE SILENCE AND THE MADNESS
I’M GLAD IT’S GRABBED US

ETA CARINAE THIS IS THE LAST LOVE SONG I’LL SING
THE LAST TIME I’LL CLAIM THAT I KNOW ANYTHING
ETA CARINAE THAT OUR DYING BREATH COULD BE YOUR NAME

THE STARS ARE BLEEDING YOUR HEART ERUPTING
YOU THINK YOU GAVE TOO MUCH AWAY
HYDROGEN TO HELIUM TO CARBON TO IRON
THAT YOU WANT TO CONSUMMATE
THE WAR IS OVER BUT THE PRICE WAS STEEP
THE LIGHT TOO BLINDING BUT IT’S NICE TO THINK
I’VE FOUND A LOVE THAT RUNS FAR TOO DEEP
WE FOUND SOMETHING WE WEREN’T MEANT TO SEE
Track Name: Janus
JANUS SPEAKS FOR ALL OF US TELLING YOU WE’VE HAD ENOUGH JANUS KNOWS ALL THE THINGS TO COME

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH INFORMATION THERE’S ONLY NOT ENOUGH PERFECT INFORMATION
LIKE GEESE BEYOND BIRCHES YOU CANNOT SEE THEIR COLORS WHAT ARE I BEG YOU WHAT ARE THEIR COLORS

JANUS SPEAKS FOR ALL OF US TELLING YOU I THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH JANUS PEELS THE YEARS OFF ONE BY ONE

DO YOU THINK WE’LL LIVE FOREVER WHEN WE DISCONNECT THE FUTURE FROM THE PAST AND FADE TO BLACK AND IS ONE LIFETIME ENOUGH TO BREAK THE CYCLES THAT IMPRISON US WHERE JANUS SPEAKS IT’S LIKE GRADUATION AND NEW YEAR’S ALL AT ONCE

FLOCKS SHED FEATHERS CAUGHT UP IN FORMATION WHERE ONCE IT WAS DECEMBER NOW ALIGHT THE BIRDS HAVE FLOWN AWAY AND JANUS MEDITATES MEDITATES