Violent Ends [EP]

by Zoo Keys

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Dear Friends,

My self-recorded debut EP as Zoo Keys, "Violent Ends," is now live on BandCamp, marking the culmination of a tumultuous several months of emotional setbacks, loss, and self-discovery as I went through the process of recording it on my own in the dark of my basement throughout the winter months.

Several people have inquired about the EP's title (an allusion to Friar Laurence's words from Shakespeare); a name that I found fitting, as everything in life has a price, and the price of happiness is typically offset with a counteracting dose of despair. These six songs were recorded during a period in which I felt myself atoning for my own hubris and failures, despite my incessant intentions to always be a humble, loving, and benevolent person. The joy I felt when this band got off the ground had been replaced by the loneliness of having to start over by myself. The joy of making music had been replaced with the pressures of getting the songs off of my chest. The love I felt for others was replaced by the overwhelming sense of their absence and the sting of the cold on my hands with every drum hit, guitar strum, and button click.

It is my hope that this release will resonate with some of the people who have followed my musical journey from quiet drummer to the songwriter I seek to be today, and that this will serve as a milepost for my life on my way to new things and the "violent delights" that I hope to once again discover. Thank you for listening.

Sincerely,
Joshua Holland

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released March 19, 2016

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Joshua Holland.


Guitar/Bass parts played on:
Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster

Pedals used:
Electro Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi
Digitech Whammy IV
Boss Roland RE-20 Space Echo

Drums:
Pearl Vision Kit
Zildjian Z Custom Cymbals
Evans Heads

Recording:
Tascam DP-02CF Recorder/Mixer
Sennheiser e609 Silver Guitar Mic
Shure Drum Mics
Blue Snowball USB Vocal Mic
Audacity Software [http://www.audacityteam.org]

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The ever-evolving indie rock adventures of Delran, NJ musician, Joshua Holland.

Debut EP "Violent Ends" available now!

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Track Name: Trudgin' On
Turn off the light,
The moon is bright enough for me to see alright,
Light pollution,
Is what you thought about when you were scared alone at night,

But nothing comes to closer to the truth,
Whenever I remember you,
Standing there so new,
A trap I fell into,

The river’s everywhere,
We breathe the same cold air,
But I’ve been thinking you and I,
Were just random passing clouds, way up in the sky,

I won’t live another day replaying what you said,
I won’t dream another night with you stuck in my head,
I won’t stop until I know the worst of you is gone,
Bit by bit, I’m done with it, I’m trudgin’ on and on,

And we go on… and on…
And we go on… and on…

I won’t live another day replaying what you said,
I won’t dream another night with you stuck in my head,
I won’t stop until I know the worst of you is gone,
Bit by bit, I’m done with it, I’m trudgin’ on and on...
Track Name: Thaw Out
25 below and growing colder,
As the night-time closes in,
Icier than I think I have ever been,
Dreaming of the sunlight of the summer,
And the breeze blown through your hair,
But my words, they freeze up in the air,

Just let me thaw out,
Honey, I can't feel my feet,
Just let me thaw out,
Give me some of your heat,

25 below and growing colder,
25 more miles til we're free,
25 years young and growing older,
25 more minutes here with me,

Just let me thaw out,
Honey, I can't feel my feet,
Just let me thaw out,
Give me some of your heat,

And when the snow all melts and the winter's through,
We'll still have so much shoveling out to do,
And when the summer comes and the moon is new,
You'll still believe, but I'm never going to.
Track Name: Weather Dove [Sheena]
I see you on TV, wish you were right here next to me,
But it’s all that I can do…
The maps are on the screen, but you’re so beautiful, Parveen,
Can I be straight with you?

Sheena, you’re everything I need
Just like your forecast, it’s guaranteed,
Sheena, you’re everything I need….

Sheena, you're like the rain,
Thundering through my brain,
Sheena, you’re like the sun,
Shining on everyone…

A storm is coming in, but I just think it’s such a sin,
Your numbers cannot lie,
The cloud above my head might as well be as good as dead,
If I could tell you why…

Sheena, you’re everything I need
Just like your forecast, it’s guaranteed,
Sheena, you’re everything I need….

Sheena, you’re like the rain,
Thundering through my brain,
Sheena, you’re like the sun,
Shining on everyone…
(Sheena) On everyone…
(Sheena) On everyone…
Track Name: Dream Team
I think I blinked my eyes,
And watched my life go passing by,
Dissipating fast...

But now I know,
Now I know, just what to do,
'Cause every day I spend with you,
It might be our last...

I think I lost my mind,
I think I might be going blind,
'Cause you're all I can see,
And I think that's just fine...

I'll love you for forever, but I just don't know it yet,
And the time we spend together is as good as it can get,
Days are flying by, I can't see why I do the things I do,
So just hold on, I'm saving all my precious time for you.

I think I wanna scream,
Running out of my steam,
But honey, we're the dream team...

I'll love you for forever, but I just don't know it yet,
And the time we spend together is as good as it can get,
Days are flying by, I can't see why I do the things I do,
So just hold on, I'm saving all my precious time for you.
Track Name: Carranza
Lost my life on a flight to Mexico,
They said stay, but I said "I just have to go,"
12 July, they wrote to me,
Said “Come on home, A.S.A.P,”
Or you’re no hero, Emilio…

Oh, oh, oh, oh, Emilio…
Oh, oh, oh, oh, Emilio… Oh, oh, oh, oh…

Lost my life in a burning wreckage mess,
Found me in the Jersey Barrens’ wilderness,
I was nearly 23,
They built a monument for me,
And cried, “Oh no, no, no, Emilio,”

No, no, no, no, Emilio…
No, no, no, no, Emilio… No, no, no, no…

I chased a night too dark for flight,
Ignite my righteous light…
Track Name: All Over Now
Had that awful dream again last night… Oh, no no…
The one where you come back into my life… Oh, no no no…
I wake up and I can’t breathe, cut it off before you leave,
Try to shake it from my head, but I still smell you in my bed,
Hoo-oo-oooh, Hoo-oo-ooh, Ooo-oo-ooh,
Hoo-oo-oooh, Hoo-oo-ooh, Ooo-oo-ooh,

I think I’ve finally got it straight,
I used to fill my heart with hate,
But it’s all over now… It’s all over now,

I’ve put my fist through walls and doors,
Hated letter C’s and number 4’s,
But it’s all over now… It’s all over now,

I’ve made my peace with every word,
I ever spoke and ever heard,
It’s all over now… It’s all over now,
I’m done with fear and self-pity,
I’ve found someone who’s showing me,
That it’s all over now… It’s all over now…

Woo-Hoo-Hoo! Woo-Hoo-Hoo!
Woo-Hoo-Hoo! Woo-Hoo-Hoo!