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The Cathedral

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Los Angeles based band Brass Box is creating a fresh brand of noisy shoegaze that is equally atmospheric as it is melodic-- a sound that immediately casts listeners into a sea of velvet and thorns annexed by an indomitable wave of swirling guitars and shimmering harmonies. The band is the collective effort of singer and bassist Ammo Bankoff (Tête, Black Flamingo), guitarist Neil Popkin (War Tapes, Rituals), guitarist Matt Bennett (War Tapes), and drummer Pablo Amador (Rituals, Magic Wands).

Brass Box is Ammo Bankoff, Neil Popkin, Matt Bennett and Pablo Amador

"The swirling music of Brass Box suggests being cast adrift in the darkness, riding on a sea of hands, some belonging to angels and some to demons.” - BuzzBands.LA

“...a surreal reverie that has the sonic texture of crushed velvet imbued with the lingering scent of burnt incense and clove cigarettes circa October of 1993.” - Post-Punk.com

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released April 5, 2019

Written and Performed by Brass Box (Ammo Bankoff, Neil Popkin, Matt Bennett & Pablo Amador)

Produced by Neil Popkin & Ammo Bankoff
Mixed by Gabe Vanbenschoten
Mastered by Ed Monsef
Engineered by Neil Popkin
Additional Engineering by Gabe Vanbenschoten and Billy Mohler
Additional performances by Billy Mohler
Artwork & Photography by Ammo Bankoff

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Brass Box Los Angeles, California

Enveloped in a tapestry of glimmering ruby currents, the harmonious spirit of Brass Box tugs at the heartstrings we all possess. It is an ominous ocean of spoken dreams, glassy reverberating strings and thumping percussive hips.

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Track Name: Bats
Secrets hide me bright
Waiting to let me in
I can’t override
Only to begin 

Take my hand and show me up
As I lead the way in you

Tell me now how do you feel inside?

Take my hand and show me up
As I lead the way in you

Just the beginning
This is just the beginning
Track Name: Golden
On a new born day as the waters wash away
The pain beneath the soul inside

Endless blue tearing at the heart
Light of day grows softer

Morning to night, the way you do
Does that really thrill your life?

A man in love for a dying rose
Vanity see, merely fades

Endless blue tearing at the heart
Light of day grows softer

Mourning tonight, the way you do
Does that really thrill your life?

A dreamer, flesh on the bones
Break their hearts for pleasures known
Track Name: DDM
Graveyard meant for man and beast
Thieves and merchant caravans
An angel's protest, an ocean of sand
The divine existence, hand in hand

Trees dance in a lonely fog
Held down by living so long

Parting in death, reaching above
A stranger in heaven, her boat sits high
High above all treasures lost
The moon, it rises as darkness calls

Trees dance in a lonely fog
Held down by living so long
Track Name: Surrender
I’ve been waiting for a wall
I’ll love you ’til the end of time
Carrying the ocean deep below
That's where you’ll find me
Can you hear me? Can you hear?

Listen softly to the voices all around
They don’t want a suicide  
I’ve been calling your name for a while 
Can you hear me? Can you hear?

Dancing in the garden lest you whisper thee unknown
Dancing in the garden all the good
I don’t wanna wait, listen to my…

Broken too, broken down
Can you hear me? Can you hear? 
Track Name: Latency
Life's end
Let's do it again

Toward the blue mirrors of fantasy
Memories promise a rising sun

Ancient souls of lovers who fought 
I have not found…

Life's end
Let's do it again

Warns of those sinners of fallacy
Centuries solace, a chosen one
 
Ancient souls of lovers who fought 
I have not found…

Life's end
Let's do it again
Track Name: Waves
And I loved the way
That you turned me on 
I feel the same as before

I can’t wait ‘till we’re buried in the ground 
Is there anybody there? I’m falling again

White mask of death
Angry heart sweet
Like the crow who remembered my name
So cold

Hopeless summer night
Few will never know
Can you catch me now, no?

I can’t wait ‘till we’re buried in the ground 
Is there anybody there? I’m falling again
Three cries in a wave, dawn breaks another day
At the risk of being loved, I’m falling again

Withered grass under pilling heat waves
Winter days on a frozen shadow 
Track Name: Towne
My heart is in a box 
Listening to everything you say
And what I want to do 
See me laying roses on your grave

Feel it all around 
In the wounded shadows lost
Nothing more I crave 
And all I want is you to go away

Queen of hearts 
Track Name: Roses
Hey guy above you
You’re looking really fine
Waiting to touch you in time

Hey guy above you
Unlike a lover in a dream
Desire, possession 

Why can’t you feel me, because I’m already down?
I’ve been waiting all this time for you

I am home in the eyes see me
In a home, in a room

Why can’t you feel me because I’m already down?
Forget who I am, nothing left for you

Why can’t you feel me the angels of death?
I've been waiting all this time for you
Track Name: Ivory Skies
Dreams make no promises, only death does
Death gates of horn and ivory towers

And I’ve been waiting
As the trees reach up crawling to the sky
The magic of the evening
Casts spells crawling to the sky 

Oh spirits above me
Come take me down and show me the way

Drown me, I can feel my beating heart
So lost in a sea of grey 
Track Name: Parting Ways
Oh Hades
Oh Kore
Open the gates
I must fetch my beauty

Forget the serpent snake
Father let me into the unknown
The underworld, Father 
I’m no longer yours

Parting ways
Stranger my eyes

And together we'll whisper in the shallow voices of the dead
And together we'll wait forever more

Parting ways
Stranger my eyes

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