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Red Carpet Monster


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It's awards season, but I wasn't thinking about that. I was thinking about garish flowers. And static electricity. And what it might feel like to be in the public eye. Celebrity culture, spectacle. But now I'm thinking about what it might be like to be worn--as in worn out, and also an object draping a form...



I’m longing sketchy for your ash
If we could make this car to crash
The Nutsedge wouldn’t sparkle pink
We’d sidle up into the drink
And then we’d drink

We’ll color over every line
The mountain kisses where we climb
To be unknown among the fates
To be undone without the wait
We hate to wait
We’ll never wait
You’ve gotta wait

I don’t see us seeing through us
Taking off and landing strips of acid
Clinging to our white-hot face
Fallen apples, sad umbrellas
Sky bleeds out a star novella
The story’s happy ending feels so fake

Galactic heiress by design
The halls that walk us in decline
I glitter natural and opaque
As much for you as for my sake

I don’t want us breaking through this
Animal of glue and violence
Someday even we might see the light
Ragged after no one shows up
In the purple light’s vibrations
The irony of irony’s alright.

Now that we’re foaming and antique
The residue is the street
Your flipping pages through my hair
I’m the monster that you wear


released February 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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