summer of '97

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    Closet Monster Is Still Dead

    So in finality, we have put three unreleased songs and a collection of our past remastered anthological numbers onto a limited number of clear with red smoke vinyl records. We have entitled it Suicide Note, and it’s mostly for ourselves, but also for anyone who we may have crossed paths with during our ten years as a band or whom we may have struck an emotional or political chord.

    Any money made by this record or any of our past records, is going to go to our friends and all the dogs at Land Of The Strays dog shelter in Costa Rica… check out this video here to see what we are talking about:

    In a perfect completion of a circle kind of way, this record is also the last record that Underground Operations will ever put out… you can read the labels formal statement here:

    To go along with “Suicide Note” we put together a little music video that is oozing with nostalgia and which was created in the hopes that it might touch a few people’s hearts the way it touches ours when we watch it. We met so many fucking wonderful people during our travels it’s amazing to think back upon. The people who sang our songs with us, the promoters who put on the shows, the people who let us crash on their floors or play in their living rooms, the other bands we shared the stage with, and all the people who contributed in their own ways to what seems to be now the last generation of true networked local scenes. I feel old when i think about how it used to be. Im sure a lot of us do. But man, it was wonderful how it all worked back then. You can watch it here:

    There is not a lot to say about the band now. Its been so long since anything has ever come of it. It almost feels like a dream or at times just a faded tattoo we all wear from our past. But now, however many years later, i understand that it was so much more than that. It played a unique role in who we were to each to become in life, and hopefully who we will continue to grow into.

    When we decided to go our separate ways so many years ago, we all promised each other it was just a temporary hiatus, which turned out to be just something we told ourselves at the time because it was nearly eight years before we all sat in the same room again. So why now this? Make no mistake about it, this is not us jumping on the reunion bandwagon… there is no delusion here. There will be no show. No tour. No jamming. Etc. I would like to think that we cant say it will never happen, but we definitely proved to ourselves this is not the right time. However, we feel like some kind of closure was needed, because we never left a note, we just kinda faded away and tried to ignore it. So this it. This record is our suicide note, from so many years ago. And hopefully if the band meant anything to you, it will find it’s way into your hands. And that is the most we can hope for. That is why.

    We always said that in the end we hoped to see you in a smoke filled coffee shop one day, so that we could talk what we’ve all been through. So reach out if you want. Send us old flyers or photos. There are tons of old stories locked away. That would be so awesome. If nothing else comes of this, this is a great opportunity to reconnect and see how each other are doing… after all, this post is going to sit on here for a long time to come, so it’s an open invitation which is rad. Plus the political climate doesnt look like its going to cool down anytime soon so there is going to be a lot to talk about for the next couple years… hah.

    Anyway… if you are reading this, there is a probably a reason. So thank you. <3

    Closet Monster*

    This truly aint no mecca man, this place is truly fucked
    We built it up and watched it fall. And survived with those we trust
    All we were searching for was someone or something to believe in.


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nobody was listening.
just shit talking unimpressed with us.
for speaking up and out above the murmur of the crowd.
cause it's nothing special.
it's basic fundamental.
just four guys concerned trying to drum up some right questions right now.
a room full of people: the whole worlds in their hands.
why's not the whole world concerned?

this is your world to you know.
stand up for something more than sitting right back down.
i'm not afraid to get up and communicate this message to you because it eats me alive and I think that's why you only want to watch me sit and scream. but that doesn't justify what happened here.
what happened here?!
you don't know how it feels (granted I don't know how it feels either most of the time either).

i'll see you in a smoke filled coffee shop one day.
i hope that we can talk what we've been through.
the most donuts per capita per idiot.
i'll never forget.
taste my lungs bleed again.
i bit my own hand off when i realized it helped to feed.
at the end of the day I know how it feels to want the end.
one more cigarette. you never seemed to understand.
it was just about respect.

this truly ain't no mecca man.
this place is truly fucked.
we built it up and watched it fall.
and survived with those we trust.
all we were earching for was someone or something to believe in.
that's why we got each other. cause when they knock one of us down.
we'll come together underground.
and try to conquer the world
the stars and stripes charred black.
when done right, art should attack.


from suicide note, released December 2, 2016



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