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The Cathedral

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Bill Morgal
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Bill Morgal This is an enjoyable listen with strong musicianship -- I think it's Bankoff's vocals that are the glue that really keep it together. Favorite track: Waves.
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Gabrielemenopee It's like a natural disaster inside of a snowglobe, a tragedy frozen in dead glassy eyes- chaotic and even violent at times, but beautiful always. Milky smooth vocals flow like a river over the crystalline edges of distorted guitars and glassy synth textures. Solid writing, composition and musicianship combine here, inviting you to discover new layers of depth and complexity within each song of Brass Box's Cathedral
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1.
Bats 03:56
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
2.
Golden 03:53
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
3.
DDM 04:10
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
4.
Surrender 03:26
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? 
5.
Latency 03:49
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
6.
Waves 04:09
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 
7.
Towne 03:33
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 
8.
Roses 03:48
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
9.
Ivory Skies 04:11
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 
10.
Parting Ways 03:13
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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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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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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