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    Mastering and lacquer cutting by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Pressed to 160g black vinyl at Gotta Groove Records, Cleveland. Layout by Dean Rank. Cover art by David Barret Lloyd. Released on Strange Weather Records, Chicago. Albums will ship starting on June 23, 2015.

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enlighten me
go ahead, frighten me
what is that shine in your eyes?
why won't you apologize?

change the subject
turn back toward the stage
don't claim to love it if you don't
don't make like hate
when you're really just afraid

I know I seemed impervious
If you only knew how nervous I was
I know I seemed gregarious
If you only knew how scared I was

change the subject
get back in the game
don't waste your judgment
on some scum you'll never know
don't make like hate--
you are loved and saved

in north side caves
we pretend to be brave
as in vain we attempt to explain
fresh graves on the south and the out sides
will we never tire of rewiring our brains
with low-grade fame
and role-play?
level up, it's never enough

find another face
a further out space
pace yourself
replace yourself

do you still get thrilled by a shrill parade?
do you still get chills when the killscreen fades?
are you paragon or renegade?
do you dare to want for better days?

change the subject
step back into your stance
don't try to rise above it when it's fine here way down low
why make like hate
when you could fake like romance?
when you could make like trance?

drummer dance
sweat through the ass of your pants
singer listen
singer listen
dancer howl
there's only here and now
dancer how
dancer ha


from MAKE LIKE, released June 23, 2015
Nick Broste: treatments
Kent Lambert: vox, piano, Rhodes, synths, electronics
Gillian Lisée: bass, vox 
Seth Vanek: drums, drumpad 
Sam Wagster: guitar




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Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was released in 2015 and described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically." ... more

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