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For Whom the Light Explodes


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The title is a slight variation on a line from the poet Coral Bracho.

Tuning is C#, A, D, G, B, E.

The lyric "Cincinnati ghosts and flowers" is a reference to Sonic Youth's "New York City Ghosts and Flowers".



Subtracting all the other names
You’re on my mind
Cincinnati ghosts and flowers
On my mind
And all astride
A gray expanse
Flocked with crows
And amperage champs
Take me in your arms
Fold me up in your hands

In parking lots that love us where we stand
And no one in our headlights ever dims
Iridescent snow-glow of a past that never was
Even art is monetizing our friends

Now it’s every frequency at once
At maximum volume every line’s a curse
Insatiable the clover in our eyes that never ends
Someone hammer’s hopeful at what’s burst

In movies we could take or leave in sand
We warble through the robo-scalpers’ scams
Intractable the crickets on the line getting into our heads
It’s never what you think until it is


released October 1, 2023
Matt Hart--Guitar and Vocals
Eric Appleby--Bass
Pete Janidlo--Drums

Recorded at the Windmill, College Hill, Cincinnati
Mixed and Mastered by Mike Montgomery, Candyland Recording Studio, Dayton, KY


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NEVERNEW Cincinnati, Ohio

NEVERNEW is a Cincinnati based post-punk/indie rock band that makes high energy, melodic racket + noise. They love IPAs, hard cider, books and nonsense. They've been playing together on and off for 25 years, but this time it's for real. Believe it! Find them on Instagram @nevernewband. ... more

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