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Off With Our Heads EP

by Native Sun

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1.
Ah squeeze The stillness hides inside of me Tripping over one man’s deeds Looking for this load And I really need to show you Cause I wanna go on It’s time this place Really oughta know Hello, hello, hello Georgia was his Christian name? Fallacies I’ve held are dead Loathing for this love of ours And I really need to show you I wanna go on It’s time this place Yes I wanna go on It’s time this place Really oughta know Disease Floating on by like breeze When I whisper in your ear “Listen I just make my way, when I hear you complain” I really need to show Yes I really need to show you Cause I wanna go It’s time this place Yes I wanna go on It’s this place Really oughta know
2.
Sister 04:22
Around the corner That’s where I’ll be Trying to find What death breeds The nights were strutting On down the street Heaven was calling But they found me! She’ll be your sister But not for free You’ll never miss her Yeah if you want it, Yeah if you want it to be Down by the alley Where the tricks meet Too sick and tired Just dreams to eat The inspiration was lost As everybody got stoned Got stoned oh oh oh oh She’ll be your sister But not for free You’ll never miss her Yeah if you want it, Yeah if you want it to be Yeah if you want it to be… Tossed on the street That’s where I’ll be Trying to find What I don’t need She was calling my name As I was waving goodbye Shame stared me down But I’ve got nothing to hide She’ll be your sister But not for free You’ll never miss her Yeah if you want it, Yeah if you want it to be Yeah if you want it to be… Like a train on Like a train on 10 now Like a train on Like a train on 10 now Like a train on Like a train on 10 now Like a train on 10 Like a train on 10 now
3.
In this world I feel the fire I hear the lies But do you need it? That revolution It’s all I’m lusting for here And we don’t want it? I need to close my eyes Out in the streets to fight We’ll meet upon these lines Told your mother Now’s the time to burn it to the ground There’s a revolution, That revolution Live and breath Down to the wire Cut through the tide But do you feed it? It’s evolution honey It’s slowly tearing us down And we don’t want it! I need to close my eyes Out in the streets to fight We’ll meet upon these lines Told your mother Now’s the time to burn it to the ground They crave to sanctify The reasons why we try Good luck and a dream deferred In an age when they’re never ever gonna learn Sitting next to you Sitting next to you Sitting next to you Won’t you come on now let us through? Sitting next to you Sitting next to you Sitting next to you Won’t you come on now let us through?
4.
When She 03:11
When she’s gone, she’s gone And I don’t know why When she’s high, she’s high Won’t you come find me? And she looks at the rain And she dances with the pain Puts the sunrise in her eyes When I’m flying, flying No one can stop me I have said goodbye Won’t you guide me? And she looks at the rain And she dances with the pain Puts the sunrise in her eyes When she’s gone, she’s gone And I don’t know why When she’s high, she’s high Still the season’s winding And she looks at the rain And she dances with the pain Puts the sunrise in her eyes Puts the sunrise in her eyes
5.
Daylight I called the doctor I said I’m ready to die Cause I’m lost in your hair I told another Said “Do you want me?” A real nostalgic affair Maybe in the next world, Maybe in your mind, I know you’ll see me, And we’ll go ah, ah, ah Words going round now Upon your shoulder A gut you don’t want to believe I’m feeling haunted I’ll cut my fingers And tempt the doctor today Maybe in the next world, Maybe in your mind, I know you’ll see me, And we’ll go ah, ah, ah Tip toe the line There’s a mountain I want to see Left behind he said, he said “What you want to be? What you want to be free? Never one to please? What you want to be?”
6.
Walk 04:48
I’m stranded I guess I’m alone now How many times do you find something to believe in? Such a mess, I digressed Tugging on my heart strings As they’re fleeting Black and white, all the night Pinning for a meaning ever-drifting So I walk And I walk Ice is melting from the ceiling Can’t you see the guilt overheating Never knowing a place Where you go to lose it all Politicians, stupid senators Never said anything to me about my life Black and white, all the night Working for an ending that’s too much fun? So I walk Searching for something real And I walk, yeah honey With no direction just how I feel You know that I walk And I talk And I walk, yeah honey With no direction just how I feel The way it’s gotta…be So I walk Searching for something real And I walk, yeah honey With no direction just how I feel You know that I walk You know that I talk, talk, talk, talk And I walk, yeah honey With no direction just how I feel I’m not alright I’m not alright I’m not alright I’m not alright I’m not alright I’m not alright I’m not alright

about

No conversation about New York City rock’n’roll is complete without Native Sun. Fronted by Colombian-American songwriter Danny Gomez, the band makes cathartic and timeless songs that are undeniable. Along with drummer Nico Espinosa and bassist Justin Barry, their livewire local gigs are simultaneously welcoming and rowdy and it’s made them a can’t-miss fixture of city nightlife. But on their latest EP Off With Our Heads, they’ve crafted their rawest and most resonant collection of songs yet. Produced by Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand), the tracks burst with the kinetic energy of their live show but find Gomez singing about grief, his disillusionment with the world, and lovingly documenting the lives of the outcasts and misfits in his home.

From Native Sun’s earliest days, the band has thrived on winning over new fans, building a scrappy but sizable following thanks to their unpredictable and chaotic sets at packed and sweaty clubs across town. They’ve toured with White Reaper and Geese and shared the stage with bands like Sunflower Bean, Bodega, Gustaf, and Wavves. Barry even joined the band after one particularly raucous night as a fan in the middle of a Native Sun mosh-pit at Baby’s All Right where he chipped a tooth. But the past couple of years when concerts and a physical music community were paused allowed Gomez to reassess and focus on his songwriting. He locked himself in his Brooklyn apartment he shares with Barry and focused on writing a song a day for however long he could. He came out with material that’s startlingly honest and unflinching in its intensity.

One of the tracks from these solitary sessions is “When She,” written about Gomez’s mother, who died from cancer in 2021. “Seeing somebody you love fade away inside and imagining what it must be like for her viewing the world but being totally paralyzed was what I couldn’t stop thinking about while making this song,” says Gomez. Mining the records he loved as a kid like The Beatles’ Revolver and the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Gomez sings over shimmering guitars, “And she looks at the rain / And she dances with the pain / Puts the sunrise in her eyes.” Though it’s by far his most personal offering yet, Gomez wrote the song in a blistering and healing 30 minutes. “When Danny showed us that song, it was really emotional,” says Barry. “Everyone in the band has lost a parent. It’s all something we share and have bonded over.”

To record these songs, Native Sun found a kindred spirit in producer Walter Schreifels, a legend in punk music who founded iconic bands like Quicksand and Gorilla Biscuits. Though Native Sun are far from a hardcore band, Gomez and Schreifels found common ground easily. “He fell in love with our sound and we fell in love with him,” says Gomez. “What inspired him to play music for the first time were the same things that inspired us then too: The Ramones’ Rocket to Russia, T. Rex’s Electric Warrior, and the Stooges’ Raw Power.” Recorded live straight to tape at Studio G in Brooklyn and mixed by Jeremy Snyder (Idles, Fontaines D.C.), songs like “Sister” are searing and confrontational, taking as many cues from Lou Reed as Martin Scorcese’s After Hours. “With our sound, we're really trying to bridge that line between stadium rock and art rock but take out all the cheese and combine it with something more thoughtful and authentic,” says Gomez.

Another highlight comes in the probing and incisive “There’s Revolution.’ On the track, Gomez wonders why and how radical ideas become commodified. He sings over a pummeling wall of fuzzed-out riffs, “That revolution / It’s all I’m lusting for here / And we don’t want it?” Though it’s uncompromising in its bleak assessment of America, Native Sun isn’t pessimistic. In fact, on Off With Our Heads, the band found solace and hope in this pent-up energy and aggression from the sheer confusion of the world. With Gomez and Espinosa both immigrants from South America, their unique perspective has made rock music so quintessentially full-of-life and so quintessentially American: everyone is invited to the party. “For us, music is do or die,” says Gomez. “This is a band that doesn't repeat themselves but is still always themselves. We want timelessness over trends.”

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released October 14, 2022

Written by Native Sun
Produced by Walter Schreifels
Mixed by Jeremy Snyder
Mastered by Carl Saff
Released by Grand Jury Music

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