A Port in a Storm

by Husbandry

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Peter Pantera
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Peter Pantera My mom likes it? Favorite track: Velvet Noose.
Josh
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Josh Probably their most cohesive album in my opinion. Tones are massive on this one, structures are mindbending, and the vocals/lyrics are superb as usual. Favorite track: Ghostload.
Sara López
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Sara López 🤯My brain exploded, I need to process this album gem.
Everything is perfect, the drums, the bass, those guitar riffs, what a band delight!
I loved Carina's voice, so powerful and at the same time it feels like a caress. Thanks BC for the recommendation🖤

Mi cerebro explotó, necesito procesar esta joya de álbum.
La batería, el bajo, esos riffs de guitarra, impecables, qué delicia de banda!
Amé la voz de Carina, es poderosa y a la vez se siente como una caricia. Favorite track: The Bells of St. Clements.
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1.
Run from the light. Hide when the truths are laid bare Reach for safety, wrap it’s cloak around you I know ones who plunge the knife but won’t take a look Light the match but won’t burn Obvious you’ve not the nerve Have you heard? Mirrors won’t lie Don’t disguise words the decaying hollow at your core Fiend for murder Sins stacked upon you Have you heard? Mirrors won’t lie Show them your claws Why wait for permission to blot out the line? We know what you are Why wait to give over to what comes at night? The wolf longs to break free Can you feel it take hold? Left a trail of corpses to remind you of the sickness Take it as a blessing or the guilt will start to eat ya Didn’t think they’d come to need you, devils tremble in your wake Bloodshed will come Moonlight on your back your teeth show Hunt the unsuspecting prey Bloodshed will come Left a trail of corpses to remind you of the sickness Take it as a blessing or the guilt will start to eat you
2.
Their grins and flags are waving to drown the distress out mask I wear conceals someone who stands on the backs of those trading hearts for counterfeit coins You know the difference between us I take what’s given while you watch. I blur the lines Deceiving all afraid to stand on their own. Feed off crippling weakness. You know the difference between us. I take what’s given while you... Formed from different strains. We don’t bleed the same I have come to warn you Callous games we play. Remorse never owns you Draw your sword in vain. Murder. In your back. Murder. Carved in slow, Murder. Left a note. Don’t resent the wrongs Collect the favors, outdoing all the others. Corrupt thy neighbor. Don’t resent, learn to face it My bed I made alone, sagacious rouse The only crime I know would be to lose Hide beneath the wool. Sharpening the claws. The blood I spill will not quell or subdue all that is set to come what’s meant to bloom Hide beneath the wool Sharpening the claws. Hide beneath the wool Got my weight in gold No use for a soul Got my weight in gold My weight in gold.
3.
04:18
Cut like a knife through a sweet tongue You might take to the sound A scream so loud Who knows you better? Force, drive desires left unsung Breathe life Do it for the blood. Do it for the flesh. Don't believe in love. Only in regret. You are not the stranger so come inside beneath the lights Perilous behavior, follow you down without a fight You are not the stranger Two signals crossing in the dark. So safe. In torment, we are safe There's no need to stay, a ghost to linger You're just a throwaway between my fingers Do it for the blood. Do it for the flesh. Wouldn't be the first to say What made your heart so unmoved? But I'm the only one to blame - made up the rules. So I suggest we learn to play a better part than most fools It's not worth the fight once the sun comes up. Too late to ignite what's already burned. Just give me what I want before you get hurt It's not worth the fight once the sun comes up. Too late to ignite what's already burned.
4.
So now it's come to this The hanging by a thread somehow. I make my way down. It's not easy to admit. But my hand did twist the doorknob when demons came ‘round. Like lovers tangled and bound. They lead me on and on. Splinter burn out. Found faith underground. Wither cast out. I know anguish, I do. I've got cinder blocks for ankles I've blackish carbon where a heart should go Splinter burn out. Found faith underground. Wither cast out. I know anguish, I do. I'm the crowbar I'm the shovel. Digging myself in I crumble below, Like a pet caught in a chokehold Well I've been at fault, predestined to hell Burdened all along, at least I'm honest And I greet with open arms all that flames reveal Showing that no one can keep a promise Choking on the smoke I care to force a smile You know it's always better if you pretend to look alive. Cuz we're all in on the joke that we're constantly just sinking Better not look deep inside never let them catch you slipping Choking on the smoke I care to force a smile Hatred in disguise Twisting up my mind. Fail to compromise, blind leading the blind. I sink, I sink down. Hatred in disguise Twisting up my mind. I cannot seem to make an attempt at all Word lose their meaning, I start to bend and fall I cannot seem to distinguish right from wrong My knees have weakened and they're bleeding It won't let go I've got a choice but I can't see it It won't let go Will I survive if I don't feed it?
5.
03:36
The conversation’s dead but I’m one to be a needle in the eye. Cuz time and time again we waste the words with an itchy finger on a loaded gun. I’m not here to talk. I’ve gotten beat from always hitting a brick wall I’m gonna count to 10. I’m gonna spin that chamber ‘round. Won’t even have a chance to see what forced you to the ground You know how good it gets when perspective stains your mouth. I’m gonna count to 10. See, I’ve got my shiny extra limb. And I’m good at slinging to feel like a bigger man. All loaded up and your body’s shaking. Reconsider an amend. Scapegoats by the dozen line the halls. Each one with a story left to tell. Panic as the empty casings fall. Wondering what excuse you will sell. You’ve got the lead, you’ve got the law. All loaded up, I’ll load. I’m gonna count to 10. I’m gonna spin that chamber ‘round. Paranoid. Which of us will draw last? Paranoid. Who will be the one to stand? Paranoid. Which of us will draw last? I’m searching for reasons to loosen my grip. When all I believe in makes you the target. I’m searching for reasons. I loosen my grip. When all I believe in, lies in this bullet.
6.
05:55
There’s this body,not my own. Prison-kept, I’ve been neglected and bound to what is known. I want more. Hunger for.. It’s deceiving,callous and cold. Mechanical, uncomfortable, mephitic to the bone. Limb by limb, abating. Breathe on until it’s done. It’s easy to forget when your back’s against the wall Give in to compulsion, when the lights go and there’s nowhere left to run Never thought I’d be caught up in a world that’s helpless. The skin I’m slowly becomes a killer on a rampage. Never thought I’d be caught up in a world that's helpless. Clawing at the mortal form. Shell that betrays my will. Trade endemic for a cure loss for resurrection. I want more..I want to live again, as I am Clawing at the mortal form. Shell that betrays my will. Trade endemic for a cure loss for resurrection. I lay immobile, a still scarecrow. I must have gotten to the end of all roads. Tick tock and the drip it flows Needle to vein, I’m the winding hand that bellows. Why won’t you be the one? Remove the guest that calls me host. Why won’t you be enough? Inch me closer to curtain call. I beg for toxic rush. Fill me to the brim don’t you say a word. Breathe on until it’s done. It’s easy to forget when your back’s against the wall. Give in to compulsion, when the lights go out and there’s nowhere left to run. Never thought I’d be caught up in a world that’s helpless.
7.
The sounds have kept you up tonight, the sirens on the street They sing a song of treason and of capture You lay awake,wondering if all is at it seems. Demand not if you can’t stomach the answer Nightmares come to meet you, grip so tight they smother. Pray no one can see through, throw a rock at your glass door Not a tremble Hide your heart beneath the armor. Pull the muzzle from your mouth. The convoy’s out to get you. Hang onto delusive honor Pull the muzzle from your mouth The right side of a war Silence the alarm But I see we’re not like the others.. The undead, trying to find their way. Hide your heart beneath the armor. Pull the muzzle from your mouth. Hang onto delusive honor, The right side of a war Silence the alarm. Your eyes gleam, vessels pulsating. You have never known the taste of true living You have never known Beyond the wall you’re forced to face reality. Awaken from the slumber and the sleepwalking Abandon all the comforts of conditioning Would you die to feel alive? Think no further, caught before you’ve run Trust no other, betrayal’s a gun Pledge allegiance to the all-seeing one. Surrender yourself to me and none else. Think no further, loyalty is all. Hide your heart and hide your thoughts from me Remember who you are
8.
07:28
Not gonna yield here anymore. The hand that feeds me leaves a bitter tasting tongue. I want to sever. Untie my leash, switch up the roles. You've got me under your thumb, better off not breathing. False promises all smoke and mirrors. Fill up your cup and drink at a seat worth stealing. I want to sever the puppet strings that keep me inert Can you begin to face the consequences? When you deplete the ones you should regard Will you repent before we send a message? Dragging the chains to get you where we want All the king's men will fall. With the down stroke of a gavel All the king's men, they fall Line the lawless up Not gonna play fair anymore We've got a mind to feast on the hearts of traitors. Death riding in on a pale horse Offer the wide eyed heads on a silver platter. Can you begin to face the consequences? When you deplete the ones you should regard All the kingsmen will fall. Poison arrow through the torso We've come for you. On foot to storm the castle muddy and full of rage. Fight for what we were promised with tooth and nail. Not ones to be forgotten receiving end of pain. A battle cry to the wind we will not fail. We've come for you. The cities burn, the children watch a future stolen, greedy hands leave nothing in the jar. Our crooked spines have given up under the weight of a system built to tear us all apart. Renounce your fate. They praise the blue, the red, the white. But fail to notice blood stains as they pulled from left to right. No longer shadows in the dark the monsters learned to feed you. Turning you from cohort to rival. Renounce your fate. I let the words crawl out my throat, but there's no one here to listen. There's bliss in doing as you're told, in kneeling. No resistance. Pretend no wolves are at the door, it's much too hard to wake up when no one's really in control, the script was always written. Bury my head, like I've done. Can't tell what's real from fiction. Choose to deny that we are lost in who makes the bigger victim. I'll stay inside,I'll lock my doors. Turn up the sound of the radio. Keep what's mine, take what's yours. Won't cross the lines, this is war.

credits

released September 13, 2019

All songs written and produced by Husbandry.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ray Marte and Anthony Lopardo at Westfall Recording Company, Farmingdale, NY.

Synth by Arnau Bosc, additional percussion by Husbandry.
Saxophone on tracks 04, 08, and synth on track 05 by Siddhu Anandalingam.

Album art and design by Arnau Bosc.

Cover photography by Russell Lee, 1940.
Cover pattern taken from “The History of America” by William Robertson, 1808.
Back cover photography by Charles Aubry, 1865

The new record from NYC post-hardcore quartet Husbandry can be best summed up in four words: “Holy shit, Carina Zachary.” A Dominican-American powerhouse from the Bronx, raised on a diet of grunge, pop punk, salsa, metal, and R&B - she possesses a level of range, delivery, and tonal flexibility that’s sadly absent from much of the current scene. The effortless runs strewn across album opener “Lupus Dei,” the arched choral harmonies buttressing “Smile With Teeth,” and the forceful verses of “The Bells of St. Clements” are just a few instances of the American Idol-worthy stunners Zachary doles out across this murky, marvelous LP. Factor in the devious mathcore experimentation and proggy jams, and you’ve got a hell of a record, fueled by one hell of a voice. - Zoe Camp (Bandcamp Essential Releases)

...an at times puzzling experience that surprised, entertained, awed, and absorbed me while simultaneously leading me to reflect on why they chose to bring it all together in the particular way that they did. Upon first listen two things immediately stood out: the insane charisma and presence given to these tracks by vocalist Carina Zachary, and the mind-melting intricacy of the songwriting. Broadly speaking, the songs weave jazz, soul, funk, alternative metal, and more around a foundation of garage-punk. Both the garage core and Zachary’s punchy grunge-meets-soul-meets-punk vocals tie it all together, providing the album with a sense of identity and cohesion, despite the listening experience dizzying you with the sheer breadth of styles on display. - EverythingIsNoise.net

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Husbandry Brooklyn, New York

New York City Post-Hardcore.

Carina Zachary - Vocals
Jordan Usatch -
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Arnau Bosc -
Bass and Vocals
Andrew Gottlieb -
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