Always Distance The Lonely

by The Unit Breed

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    The Unit Breed’s 2009 Album, “Always Distance the Lonely” hits the listener like entering the ocean on a moody day. Heavy and powerful like waves, heavy but not necessarily hard. Think, underwater Space Rock in a temperamental sea, as soon as it locks into a groove, you find yourself swept away by another turn. Dynamic and tempo changes reminiscent of “Do Say Make Think” bleed through the edges of complexity and dissonance while Lungish-esque repetition churns in muddy hypnotic cycles. Demaree’s vocal bob up and down atop moody sonic washes and delicate tentacle guitar riffs, churned suddenly into cold dark places with his subconscious growl. The lyrics whisper like the voices in one’s head, questions of the ability to transcend the banal and celebrate the everyday. “We don’t even care whether or not we care,” he chants.There are sunny parts, of course including a psyche rock cover of Lee Hazelwood’s “Sand”, as well as a fun “bonus track” that takes us into hung-over Beach Party territory. Hopefully by that last track you’ll have found your dripping sunglasses and will be preparing to stretch out in the sun and put the record on repeat.Released by Idiomism, 2009 available in LP and CD as well as bonus material art book.
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The Unit Breed was an artistic musical experiment in song writing, sound textures, composition, and rhythm lead by artist Joseph Demaree: a half deaf, surreal, stubborn, dreamer. With a cast of rotating characters and several miles under the influence; The Unit Breed could be found playing their music in dark hallways, basements, rock clubs, house parties, storm drains, mini malls, bars, art galleries, parks, or taking a day off for mini golf or to ride roller coasters.

Always Distance The Lonely is a psychedelic boat ride with a leak. Absinthe fueled extensive landscapes completely underwater and we're going down with the ship.


released February 12, 2009

Joseph Demaree - Guitars / Vocals
David Wolf - Drums
Casey Costello - Bass

Recorded at the Waiting Room by Marcelo Spina and Joseph Demaree. Mixing and additional recording by Joseph Demaree at Ennis Hirsch's house with her help. Mastered by Rob at Haywire. Vocals on "Sand" by Stephanie Lemieux.


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Track Name: Operator and Machine
It is a machine thats the way it works
It is a machine let us talk about it
we can disagree until we speak the same things
It is a machine have I cleared anything up?
I don't think I can help you
Can't you see this is a machine
it takes a little time and patience
don't you see I operate this machine

there are many useful functions
many of which I am still learning

some parts tend to make a fuss
some parts move just enough

to give me what I want

it takes in numbers and the user gives it meaning
first you have to make sure to turn it on

there are certain things that come easy
I'm still learning all the the ways it works
Can't you see I operate this machine

there are many useful functions
many of which I am still learning

some parts tend to make a fuss
some parts move just enough

to give me what I want
give me what I want

because I want, and I want, meaning
Track Name: Believe
Mr. where red sinks deep
I see you following
I did nothing but believe

I believe our story

where fallen angels weep
is that you watching

Mr. where ugly thoughts keep
why must you stare with such hunger
I did nothing but believe

I believe your story

Is that you
in me
lost again
in our story
I dream
you speak
I sleep
we sleep
this is our story
is this me
who are you

I did nothing but believe
I did nothing but believe
I did nothing but believe
Track Name: The Sport of Hunting
The Sport of Hunting

Under covers,
come and lead us deep in a dream
it's much easier
to ignore all the ugly
please don't keep us waiting
just take us into dreams
above buildings, where stars burn
then and then,
we're all parts of the same
I hear you sobbing,
and he counts numbers
Oh rivers
wash away moments of time
eating her beaches
drilling holes in windows
microwave foods in vacuums
filling one another
with someone other than ourselves

Let me remember my dream
where you lead me to sleep

it's so much easier to relax and breath

in the dark we can see
and I can hear everything
elephant trunks high above clouds
tigers weep blackened in birds feathers
take a breath, relax now breath

fill one another with someone other than ourselves
it's always I the one who's running
to fill another with others like oneself
Isn't it I the one who's always running
fill one another with someone other than ourselves
it's the I who's always running
to fill another with others like ourself
Isn't it I whom I'm always running
Track Name: Under Palms
Bright bright scar, the beauty you ware.
pressing hands threw splinters in skin.
You're imperfections are perfect.

Was it in youth when they mistreated you?

Semen tastes just as ugly and we want more, please lend me more.

Remember the caged dead dogs in the creek, sister you ran away,
their coat pushed past the wire entangled lovers.

Wide gaping holes, dialated broken skin,
a drowning forest curved the lines around teeth.

Here lay the beauty in everything.

She told me of the junkie draining money from her flower to keep warm.
I talked of friendship and love and excrement.
Loving daughters and sons, well we are all one,
so take my hand and please remember how to smile.

A perfect imperfection imagination.
Nature hikes, these trees have seen all things
when we can't hear a sound.
peace and quiet here on my side.

Are you a good man or did you do this for the money.
All I know is we fill our stomachs every day.

This old woman said something to my mother, I know she watches over,
it's ice cold, I lay next to her working to dream. I had no right choking that thing.
Under palms we lay awake those dead dogs speak

"Master streaks in time fight where we are bread only to listen, perfecting actions."
Track Name: You We And I
This is where we get lost in the I, the eye of ourselves. You we and is it due to such a sunny day? Flowers and beaches rest a smile on the face selfish. This is all about you. Lost in empty rooms. Is it due to such a dreary day? We you and I the soils rain. Hello to you a new day, I am everything. We you and I are slipping fast into the now!
Track Name: That's The Way It Goes
That's The Way It Goes

Dada dada and that's the way it goes. Swans songs in damaged lungs, swim with old friends. I'm counting to trade for all the new ones. Slow reader listen, wait, why don't we please hold one. I'd like to find out about lady luck. I noticed your little girls are doves. It's no big thing we all have to grow up. Monkeys and barrels I hear she screams, the insects sing "I'm Lonely" and that's the way it goes. Dada dada dada.
Track Name: Bird
Track Name: Is The Word
Has any body heard about the bird?

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