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TOGETHER (2023)

by Antillectual

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    Pre-order our new album TOGETHER as gatefold LP! Your physical copy will be with you on the release date May 2nd. LPs are eco-friendly produced and come in a reversed cardboard gatefold sleeve with 180gr transparent green vinyl and lyrics and extensive liner notes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of TOGETHER (2023) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Pre-order our new album TOGETHER as Digipak CD! Your physical copy will be with you on the release date May 2nd. The CD comes in a reversed cardboard Digipak with a booklet for the lyrics and extensive liner notes.

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    The design is the artwork of our 2023 album TOGETHER. White print on black fabric. Fair trade, organic and vegan. Shirt: Stanley Creator, design: Thomas at Dark Roast, print: fairtrademerch.

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    The design is the artwork of our 2023 album TOGETHER. Red print on yellow fabric. Fair trade, organic and vegan. Shirt: Stanley Creator, design: Thomas at Dark Roast, print: fairtrademerch.

    These shirts use “dual sizing”, taking sizing differences across the world into consideration. For instance: an EU large is the same size as a US medium. Want a roomier baggy fit? Follow the US sizing.

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    Pre-order our new album TOGETHER as tape. Your physical copy will be with you on the release date May 2nd. Tapes are limited to only 25 hand numbered copies.

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1.
Together 03:43
How did we get to this point? Who got us into this mess? No one to blame but ourselves and the way we progress We’ve been cutting ties, pursuing independency We’ve been telling lies, inflating individuality These strategies are useless in the end It’s better to start looking for a friend Together Is the only way to make things better Is the only way to help each other (out) It is a chain reaction, let’s embrace our dependency It is a call for action, give up soloist tendencies It’s better to start looking for a hand ‘Cause we are the people, populists are not Fighting the fever, it’s getting too hot What matters is profit, the people do not Fighting the fascists, will get you shot Supporting the movement, sing them a song Othering people, right versus wrong Divided minorities, tagging along Caring for all those, reacting so strong We can only get ahead if we stick together I’m finding out what matters in the end It’s better to start looking for a hand
2.
Hard-fought electoral merits vanished into hollow sway A bribe seems our last ammunition, consumer strike, strategic pay Your invisible hand will meet our visible fist Trust me we’ll take a stand, together we will resist Fashion victims wearing t-shirts paraphrasing human rights Made by valid fashion victims who lost their shirt working the night Orgies of consumer porn The best things in life aren’t things at all Life in debt since we were born The best things in life aren’t things at all First shots always come for free Honey traps in search of prey The house will always win as you can see We won't give up, we won't give in It's your system that we're living in
3.
You might be right about the problem Creating more for few, less for most You're surely wrong about the solution Caring more for you, less for those Struggling at the end of the month To them apocalypse means nothing at all Every action is a reaction Acts of despair, no influence Weapons of the weak, self defense Now the times they are ashaming You sold them for the highest bid If you’re not wrong, you’re just an asshole You made them pay for all of it The silenced bottom half To them an average means nothing at all You could have seen it coming You never saw through their eyes You never understood You say they caught you off-guard You never walked a mile in their shoes
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They promised us the world Would be a global village Instead of one community Divided lands of opportunity Parallel lives lived in one single universe Separated from those that came off worse From city to city Isolating the periphery Disconnected life On our island Without a notion of the others From the center to the outpost We forget to lend a hand From the east coast to the west coast We forgot our hinterland This connected life From town to town All these connected lives In the ocean On the horizon
5.
Othering 02:33
Masturbating to identity, disrespect for what’s off-beat I’m not a sexist or anything, some of my best friends are &$#@* Growing up on prejudice, stranger, danger lesson one I’m not a racist or anything, some of my best friends are &$#@* I’ll keep denying it Not a sexist, racist, homophobe From denial, awareness, to a fight for hope No matter what, I’ll keep denying it Institutionalized privileges, obstruct our analysis I am not a homophobe, some of my best friends are &$#@* I am aware of it But at least, I am aware of it Always out of shot of getting hit We’re in the right spot to kick this shit Care for what we’re not till all admit We have got to start fight, let’s start fighting it Now that we know, we can start fighting it
6.
We get the leaders that we deserve Heads you win, tails we lose What the fuck has happened, post apocalyptic wake up I’ll never drink again, I just can not believe what’s hitting us Idiot tsunamis, surging corpocratic stickup Political pollution, posers, populistic buzz Selling out the people that you claim to speak for Heads you win, tails we lose Fuck this game, your placebo news The White House lead by Wall Street, main street left out in the gutter The coach of the three comma club serving B-sides of society Power brings responsibility like a big brother Instead we get dictators, trapped in our democracy Fuck this game and your fake excuse Disgracefully you tear down what was built It seems as if you’ve never heard of guilt Unfortunately you’ll never be billed For all the hard fought progress that you killed Fuck this game and your crooked views Half full glasses always get refilled
7.
Fever 02:45 video
Remember back when the earth was not flat-lining Us gas guzzling down the great autobahn All airmiles well spent, frequent flyers shopping duty free Now the plane’s going down, inflight programs still on As the temperatures rise Is this fever the problem or a cure in disguise? Now this is the end of life and how it used to be The ship’s going down with the band going strong The fever’s the problem, not a cure from the sky
8.
A pamphlet no matter how good is never read more than once But a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over again Here we are Here with comfort and helping hands Ethical support bands Fuel to flame the fire Preaching to the choir Support the movement, fight a standstill An armor with our weapon of choice in contemporary churches If we can’t expand our army, let’s hope its harmony emerges Do you really think you will change anything? We don’t do this to change someone that disagrees We don’t do this to change stubborn nemeses We do this so the people will not change us Missionary work you call treasonous Fuel the popular dissent with us Sleep now in the fire
9.
I can't believe we’re having this conversation again Can’t understand or imagine how you’re not appalled by them Deductive thought and research show what side you’re on bitter man Was The Resistance, their views, too extreme for you too back then? For once and for all: this is a zero sum game If you’re not outraged then I don’t understand you If you’re not outraged you’re not paying attention Dog whistling your purebreds, your pitbull pack, bloodhound gang But you’re barking up the wrong tree, you inglorious bastard We’ll never know what being privileged is We’ll never learn how lucky we are, because we are We’ll never know what being entitled is You don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone
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Growing up alone it seems to be your destiny To do things on your own and be your own community Meet me at the intersection of harmony and dissonance A declaration of dependency on others with significance Wanna face these crises alone? No single simple solution We are relying on our strings attached All spun so tight, almost fusing Helping Hands We’re allies and associates so you won’t fly under the radar As spies and as ambassadors we’re here to serve and to defend you We’re in this together, cannot do this alone Depend on each other, cannot do this on our own

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This is our first full length album after 2016’s ENGAGE. The tracklist includes brand new musical discoveries and your favorite previously released digital singles within an album context!

TOGETHER describes the state of the world, the music industry and our approach to this album. Current global problems can only be addressed together; Ukraine can’t defeat Putin on its own, nor can we beat climate change without worldwide support. And instead of being a Do It Yourself band we prefer the Do It Together approach. Without partners like independent labels, promoters, bookers and of course the support of our audience we would be nowhere. That also goes for this release: we asked friends running labels, stores, booking agencies to work on this album together. Without them this album is going nowhere. And lastly: even though these songs were recorded in batches and some released digitally, we wanted to put them together on a physical album.

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released May 2, 2023

Antillectual is Willem (vocals & guitar), Riekus (drums & vocals) and Ben (bass & vocals). Ben recorded tracks 1, 4, 8, 10 and Toon tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9.

Credits for the creation of this record go out to: Adrian from Mayleaf and Roos for pre-producing. Tim at Big Dog Recordings for recording and mixing [tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10]; same goes for Martin at Mailmen [for tracks 2, 5, 6]. Nico at XPZ Sound for mastering. Wendy at Big Dog for contributing guest vocals, Ian The Punk Cellist for the beautiful cello parts. Thomas at Darkroast for the amazing album artwork and Done by Tjeerd Derkink for the back photo.

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Antillectual Nijmegen, Netherlands

Antillectual from Nijmegen, the Netherlands plays a socially conscious, melodic blend of music, ranging from ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch of European punkrock. ... more

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