The OSYX

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released October 11, 2019

Tracking, Engineering, Production | Chris Stelloh at the Pointless Forest
Digital Production | The OSYX
Mixing | Chris Freeland at Beat Babies Studios
Mastering | Margaret Luthar at Chicago Mastering
Vocals and violin recorded at Hilltop House courtesy of Adam Ortiz.
Album design and artwork | Selena Benally

Selena Benally | Guitar, Vocals
Ara Casey | Guitar, Vocals
Erin Frisby | Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Keys, Harmonica
Maya Renfro | Bass, Violin
Robzie Trulove | Drums
Hannah Sternberg | Cello

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Our wonderful family, friends, and supporters. 7DrumCity, Chris Itteilag, Clinton Cole, Goldpants Rentals, Good Foot Media, Krissi, Franklin, and Ben R., Nina Goodman, Rock n' Repair, and Roxplosion

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"Five women have come together, bringing their own unique strength, musicality, and passion into one pro-womxn collective that creates shimmering signs that feel like a prism turning on its side. The music is singularly original, largely raucous and at times silvery - with melodic tensions and chemistries, harmonies and howls that make you want to join the pack." ... more

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Track Name: Carry It With Me
I carry it with me, the things I’ve said
The things I’ve done and the people I’ve hurt
I carry it with me, the skull and bones
The poisoned grows, and I can’t contain it
And I can’t contain it

I’m up to my knees, in ginger and whiskey
I carry it with me, deep within my veins
I’m up to my knees, in guilty waters
Tangled in the snares, waiting for the slaughter
Waiting for the slaughter
Waiting for the slaughter
Waiting for the slaughter

What kind of animal are you
A bird of prey maybe, sharp claws, nocturnal baby
What kind of animal are you?
Reptilian by nature, cold-blooded, straight, no chaser
What kind of animal are you?
A yellow-bellied invertebrate, the kind of person you’ll soon regret
What kind of animal are you?
Track Name: Six Feet Under
Put yourself to sleep
A hundred times a day
To the whir of machines
Overhead wires and lights
A gray sky to filter sunlight
We’re leaching into to lower space

Put yourself to sleep
For a thousand years
‘Til the trees are safe
Long after we just disappear
The metal shards collide they
Cascade in rings that separate

Light a match (light a match)
Watch it burn (see it burn)
Let it fall (burn it down)
And walk away

Remember it (light a match)
All of this (see it burn)
You buried it (bury it)
Six feet under

Put them all to sleep
For a million years
What remains
A culmination of our fears
Parched earth submerged in water
A perforated atmosphere

Light a match (light a match)
Watch it burn (see it burn)
Let it fall (burn it down)
And walk away

Remember it (light a match)
All of this (see it burn)
You buried it (bury it)
Six feet under the ground
Track Name: Bicoastal
Bad teeth, bad heart, bad blood
Not too smart for your own good
Falling out and falling down
Inert and passive is better than radioactive

Jumbled thoughts are firewood
Maybe they’ll spark something good
Maybe just enough to burn it down
Before the mood passes, just hand me those matches

Summer friends can leave you lonely
And loneliness can leave you frozen in time
Left behind

Where have all the fireflies gone?
Gone to winters every one
So we stumble through grey days and long dark nights
Wait for their return - Oh when will we ever learn?

That Summer friends can leave you lonely
Loneliness can leave you frozen in time
Left behind
Where have all the fireflies gone?
Track Name: Dog Fight
Dog Fight!
Dog Fight!
Track Name: Scavengers
Scavengers seek out remains
Of a shattered heart who let go of the reins
Just muscle and bone, slinking about
No direction or home, just crippling doubt

Will I ever find her again
In the eyes of another contender
For my heart, I want only her
Yet I know that’s not how this
Storybook ends…

Trumpets announce the arrival of spring
Yet the sirens ring out a sobering warning
“Don’t get attached. Don’t get attached.”
‘The poppies are poisoning all of your reasoning

She never stays like you need her to stay
The adventure it calls and the roads how they wind
But you’re not the thing she’s been longing to find

Friendly lips disperse words of encouragement
“You’ll get along, don’t get discouraged.
‘Plenty of fish and other such things,
But oh how I wish that the current would bring back

The wonder we had discovered,
The greatness we found in each other
Invisible boundaries and miles of highway
But oh how I wish she’d come back around my way
Track Name: Diving Intervention
Tested the water
She held your body
Close to the surface
And let go

Ensured your breath
She made damn sure
When you’d grow up
You wouldn’t need her

When the rip tide
Finally stole you
And you remembered to swim
You thanked the lord
to all who’d listen
You gave the credit to “him”

He gave you strength
He helped you hone it
Gave all they had
And you owned it

Dark souls came
They seduced you
Now you play for them
They own that too

When the day comes
You’re a champion
Who do you claim to love?
As the film rolls
Gratitude flows
You just gesture above

As I lay myself to sleep I pray that the lord won’t take my soul
If I die before I wake I pray the lord my soul to take
As I lay myself to sleep I pray that the lord won’t keep my soul
If some should die before they wake which are the ones your lord’s forsaken?
Track Name: Bad Omen
I was born in a low tide
Washed up and left behind
I was born in a low tide
With all the broken boats that won’t rise

I was born in a low tide
Washed up and left behind
I was born in a low tide
With all the broken boats that won’t rise

I was born to weep and moan
To walk under the moon alone
I was born to weep and moan
And I’m never gonna make it home

I was born a wild thing
And I’ll leave this body to remain free
I was born a wild thing
And I’ll call all night ‘til morning

I was born in a low tide
Washed up and left behind
I was born in a low tide
With all the broken boats that won’t rise

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