Drawn

by Erostratus

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"A collective rich in experimentation and collaboration, Erostratus spent three days literally living in a studio piecing together their upcoming full-length. Produced and engineered by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) at the since-defunct Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey, and mastered by Greg Calbi (Paul Simon, Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes), their new album acts as the soundtrack to a nighttime walk through the dark corridors of New York City, exploring the streets as it simultaneously examines people and places, themes and dreams and otherworldly spaces."

Glide Magazine, July 2018

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released April 28, 2019

Produced by John Agnello
Recorded in April/May 2017 at Water Music Recorders (Hoboken) and Russell Street Recording (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC

All songs written and performed by Erostratus (Workman/Kaufmann/Folger)

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Erostratus New York, New York

Ben Workman - Guitar, Vocals
Ed Kaufmann - Bass, Vocals
Luke Folger - Drums

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Track Name: No Show
All I know
Is you didn’t show
In the place that we both said we’d be
By this time
Now I see
You never meant the things you said

Funny how the plans went bad
When the moment passed
Found your baggies in the trash
I don’t miss those nights

I never knew what you were after

Running around
In the town that we both said we’d leave
By this time
Now I see
You never meant the things you said

Funny how the plans went bad
When the moment passed
Empty capsules in the trash
I don’t miss those nights at all

I never knew what you were after
Always taking things so far
You were siding with your devils
The night you got into that car

Back when we were
Running around
In the town that we both said we’d leave
By this time
Now I see

I never knew what you were after
Always taking things so far
You were siding with your devils
The night you got into that car
They found you sitting at the stop light

Alone, In the middle of the road
Track Name: Reeling
In the darkest part of the night
I will come find you
Under a blanket of stars
When you’re dreaming

You just don’t know
How beautiful you are

When we first walked through the door
I circled around you
Lost in a halo of stars
I’m still reeling

But you just don’t know
How far away you are

Sometimes it seems like we are
Only passing in the night
What goes on between the light

Well, I guess it’s easy to say
Just don’t worry about
All those things you can’t change

In the darkest part of the night
I couldn’t find you
Lost in a halo of stars
And I’m reeling

And I just don’t know…

Well, I guess it’s easy to say
Not to worry about
All those things you can’t change
And maybe if I keep saying I’m sorry
It just worsens the pain
But I keep trying to explain

I keep trying to explain
Track Name: Holding Pattern
Unpleasant return
Welcome back to the hive
Of desperation and greed
Racing and angry at first light
The cracking pavement capillary
We seldom think about it
But we’re swallowed by
Tiny passing moments of temporary pleasure
Temporary pleasure
It’s always temporary

Aren’t we
Subject to this scheme
In someone else’s dream

Unpleasant return
Welcome back to the hive
Of desperation and greed
Racing and angry at first light
The holding pattern constellation
Seldom think about it
But we’re swallowed by
Tiny passing moments of temporary pleasure
Temporary pleasure
It’s always temporary

Aren’t we
Subject to this scheme
In someone else’s dream

Find what you need
To believe in a figure
I look for lies
But can’t find an excuse

All of the faces in the crowd
Trying to disappear into the background
They’re only subject to the scheme
In someone else's dream
Track Name: Overhaul
Trade
Comfort for change
I couldn’t wait
I got
Carried away by the
Pace
Anonymous face
From some other state
I got carried away

And by the end this won’t be a home of mine
That’s just gonna have to be fine

When I saw you the other day
There was nothing left
We had nothing to say
I should’ve noticed from the start
That’s just how you are
How the designed you

Yes, I can confess
I’m not impressed
Sometimes I can’t even wait

For the day this won’t be a home of mine
That’s just gonna have to be fine
Trade
Comfort for change
I couldn’t wait
Comfort for change

Yes, I can confess
I’m not impressed
Sometimes I can’t even wait for the
Day when I can escape
To some other place
I can’t carry the weight anymore

(I can’t carry the weight anymore)
Track Name: The Feed
Filtered information
Focused on the fear
They’ll make all kinds of noise
That makes it harder to hear
All those dirty little lies
You tell yourself
To keep from seeming surprised
But you never seem so surprised

‘Cause you know
It’s always underneath
Out of sight’s not out of mind
That little corner
That’s always incomplete

Dumbing down the masses
’Til our heads are full of

All those useless little lines
We learn so well
To keep us standing in line
It’s a burden by design

‘Cause we know
It’s never gonna leave
Out of sight’s not out of mind
Not forgotten
Just floating in the sea

Thought we would fall for
Anything
Must have forgotten
We don’t bother anymore

We want to believe what we see
When we look at the screen
We know
Things aren’t what they seem

They will do anything they please
Never care for what you need
Just feed you some impossible dream

They know exactly what you need
Play on our vanity and greed

Until we stop remembering
Track Name: Wasted
In the witching hour
Wander in…
I’m hoping they won’t ask me
Where the hell I’ve been
Just the same old place where I always am
Not that you would notice
‘Cause you don’t go there

What a waste of time
But I’m just wasting mine

You can change your mind
But I won’t change mine
And everybody tells me
It’s just that I’ve stopped changing

What a waste of time
But I’m just wasting mine
It’s a wasted life

I kind of thought you never even cared

You can change your mind
But I won’t change mine and
What you’re gonna find out
Is that I’ve stopped changing

What a waste of time
But I’m just wasting mine
It’s a wasted life

I kind of thought you never even cared
Track Name: Rain
We could slip
And slide through the world tonight
Just dream our simple story
And wait for the rain to wash…

And when there’s nothing left but complications
No one is at fault
It’s just too far to reach

Just dream our simple story
And wait for the rain to wash…

And when there’s nothing left but complications
No one is at fault
It’s just too far to reach
Or wait for the rain to come and wash…

Wash it all away
Wash it down
Wash it all away
Wash it down

Wait for the rain (4x)

We could slip
And slide through the world tonight
Just dream our simple story
And wait for the rain to wash…

Wash it all away
Wash it down
Wash it all away
Wash it down
Track Name: The Exile
I leave here tonight
Wondering what, in a day, could have
Reversed the light
Color Inadequate
Cause for removal
I opened my eyes
Should’ve known better than thinking
My luck had finally arrived

And I always tried my best
To do everything for you
Hope you find a nice replacement
One who does all the things
I couldn’t do
Good luck to you…

Tangled in wire
Couldn’t prevent unpredictables
I checked every line
Did what was asked
Then brought up a problem
We’re on the same side

And I always tried my best
To do everything for you
Hope you find a nice replacement
One who does all the things
I couldn’t do
I couldn’t do
Good luck to you

In the night
I was trying
To make sense
Of it all
Why I spent so much time
Trying to hold up your walls
I returned the next day
To find I’d been replaced
And that look on your face
It still keeps me awake

Keeps me awake

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