Aurorae

by Since Antarctica

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EvilGlee This rocked my face RIGHT OFF. Now I don't have a face. Favorite track: Your Delilah.
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Since Antarctica's 5-track debut EP, released in 2012, blending layered arrangements, thick vocal harmonies, and interesting rhythmic turns. Aggressive but polished, loud but thoughtful.

"Female-fronted groups often fall into the folksy singer-songwriter category, but quartet Since Antarctica is nowhere near that reserved." - Catherine P. Lewis, Washington Post

"Analog power excelling in the digital age." - Marcus Dowling, On Tap Magazine

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released February 18, 2012

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Since Antarctica Falls Church, Virginia

Since Antarctica is a Northern Virginia/Washington, DC-area band. We like loud noises, progressive-yet-catchy influences, long walks on the beach, and your mom.

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Track Name: Your Delilah
Fits just right, nice and tight
This second skin of seething sin
Moves in me so languidly
To flush my cheek; it’s sanguine, sleek

I’ve been watching, waiting, feeling
Every single beat
Speaking into velvet shadows
Deep inside of me

But when he speaks, he’s breaking peace
What he needs, it isn’t me

Spare me all of your excuses,
Piety, pretenses, there’s no room in my bed
I won’t play your Delilah
Excuse you from desire to shame me in your stead

Moving slow, this afterglow
How it feels, he’ll never know
I live for me, unfettered, free
Won’t let him in beneath my skin

I’ve been watching, waiting, feeling
Every single beat
Speaking into velvet shadows
Deep inside of me

But when he speaks, he’s breaking peace
What he needs, it is not me

Spare me all of your excuses,
Piety, pretenses, there’s no room in my bed
I won’t play your Delilah
Excuse you from desire to shame me in your stead

And when I go,
Can’t share the pain, he’s left in shame
But I know there’s
No pain

Spare me all of your excuses,
Piety, pretenses, there’s no room in my bed
I won’t play your Delilah
Excuse you from desire to shame me in your stead
I come in with no pretenses
Lower my defenses, here beside my bed
I won’t play your Delilah
I know my own desire, no fire’s in my head
Track Name: Beautiful Agony
I'd made my peace
With the rose that clouds my fading memory
So I could turn away
Pretend I never knew the shape of yesterday

Now I've grown
Blind to my own pain, but I can feel again
I must
Rewrite history, whitewash everything

Now every dream
Is beautiful agony

Between these yellowed walls
Paper curling in the shadows growing long
So I start sifting through
And every scrap's a finger pointed back at you

I've grown
Blind to my own pain, but I can feel again
I must
Rewrite history, whitewash everything

Now every dream
Is beautiful agony
Yes, every dream
Is beautiful agony

I'm scarred on the surface
But happy in denial
(The memory is sweeter the farther away)
Don't follow me back there
I speak through switchblade smile
(The dream has grown bitter, it darkens the day)

Every dream
Beautiful agony
Yes, every dream
Is beautiful agony

I'm scarred on the surface
But happy in denial
(The memory is sweeter the farther away)
Don't follow me back there
I speak through switchblade smile
(The dream has grown bitter, it darkens the day)
I'm sorry I can't save you
You know I cannot stay
Forgive me my treason
My memory has betrayed
Track Name: Gemini
She left a vacancy; dark where there should have been light
I felt the distance, a dullness where once we were bright
A phantom limb, absence not fading with time
Still it echoes, these things which were hers and were mine

Burn to fill the spaces growing between
Not in presence, but maybe there’s closeness in dream
Come from shadow to find my way by your light
The same I offer to you, ’cause we’re like

Twin stars, miles apart
Joined at the hip and the gut and the heart
She shines so bright in the night sky
Despite our light years, you’re still my Gemini

Caught the flash of a distant star
Darkened now when we’ve come too far
It’s clear to see the path we run
Only when two brilliantly shine as one

Last chance, gotta break and find a way
To be free of the shadows where they lay
Come between two spirits born to be
Together, we
Are irrevocably…

Not long till we find each other, now
That hope keeping me from breaking down
Reunite, ’cause we are meant to be
Together, we
Are irrevocably

Twin stars, miles apart
Joined at the hip and the gut and the heart
She shines so bright in the night sky
Despite our light years, you’re still my Gemini

Caught the flash of a distant star
Darkened now when we’ve come too far
It’s clear to see the path we run

Only when two brilliantly shine as one
Track Name: Flood
I bore the rising tide of fate
Agreed to bide the time in chains
But now these expectations weigh
And I can’t fight
This need, it builds, it breaks, it pulls away the equilibrium
I bleed, I feel, I need, I see, I take the last steps to oblivion

Oh, I feel the dam is breaking down
Oh, my head below the waters now

Just one breath to fill my lungs
And purge myself of influence
This water, black and thick as blood
It fills me up
This need, it builds, it breaks, it pulls away the equilibrium
I bleed, I feel, I need, I see, I take the last steps to oblivion

Oh, I feel the tide is rising now
Oh, I give myself away and drown

When I’ve
Run out my line
I find
Nothing waiting for me

So I
Drift idly by
And know
It’s breaking

Leave the floodgates open I want you to see
When the waters have closed over me

Oh, my feet have touched the bottom now
Oh, but still I feel I’m sinking down
Sinking down… waning now… sinking…
Track Name: Narcissus Shore
Be as right as you like
As alone as you must
The world becomes so hollow
Save your appeal for my heart
I’m shutting you out
Your soul’s become too fallow

So sure you know
You close your mind

And with your silver pool
Reflections echo you
I felt you slip away
‘Til echoes swallowed you

When I departed your shores
I didn’t look back
I knew you would not follow
Cold at the end of the world
But you will not feel
The emptiness surround you

So sure you know
You close your mind

And with your silver pools
Reflections echo you
I felt you slip away
‘Til echoes swallowed you

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Though I’ve carried you in darkness
Followed you in light
I can’t stand the weight of your self-righteousness
That burden is yours to bear now
When you call my name, don’t wait for me to

Follow, I won’t follow

And with your silver pool
Reflections echo you
I felt you slip away
‘Til echoes swallowed you