It is time for you, It's been time for us to shut up and listen for once, but I know that might be hard for you to understand after decades of existing so comfortably. So you're scared now? Shall we celebrate for you having made it this long?
I can't call you mine because I think it's gross. And besides, why would I ever think that I could be all you need, when the same is true for me? I love every time I get to watch you fall in love again. Why should love have any limit? I can still taste your breath on their lips, and I swear there is nothing sweeter.
Woke up again, which is unwelcome to begin with. Felt sick again, so at least it feels familiar. And somehow I am always surprised when the cycle never ends. I am trying to stop myself from spiraling out of control, again, daily.
You can keep thinking that thoughts and intent can manifest into something productive. Maybe you're right. Maybe they can, but I won't get my hopes up.
It's hard to admit, but the fact of the matter is that I have done absolutely nothing helpful.
Two Knights is just one of Parker Lawson (guitar/vocals) and Miles DeBruin’s (drums) many bands. The inseparable Denton, Texas duo also play together in Flesh Born, Mimisiku, Father Figure, and Whimper just to name a few. But what sets Two Knights apart is the the pair’s extraordinary bond, of which you can attest to if you’ve seen their ridiculously tight live show.
Following the release of their debut full-length Shut Up, along with an EP and a barrage of splits alongside Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, The Reptilian, Innards, and more, Effing finds the duo navigating hairpin turns with a manic math-rock technicality, at times screeching to an abrupt halt, but the band’s relentless and frantic energy always keep their songs moving forward.
While Two Knights’ genre-defying songs often walk the line between extremes, even their heaviest moments rarely feel outwardly aggressive. Lawson’s honest lyrics tell the tale of the cyclical pattern of anxiety, but you don't have to listen too closely to get a sense of their inner battles. The music itself often bursts and thrashes alongside each and every emotion.
Simply put, Effing will jam your heart down your throat and leave you with your head spinning. But beyond the riveting emotion, there is hope that one day things will get better and Effing might just be the start of good things to come.
released September 1, 2017
Two Knights is Miles DeBruin and Parker Lawson
Effing was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Michael Briggs at Civil Recording in Denton, TX. (civilaudio.com)
All songs were written and performed by Two Knights
Album Art and Design by Max Creed.
Additional Art by Jerrod Landon Porter (http://http://iheartjlp.com)
Released by Skeletal Lightning (skeletallightning.net)
We would like to thank Sean Hermann, Morgan Bernier, Michael Briggs, Max Creed, Donovan Ford, Daniel Mitchell, Kyndal DeBruin, and Jade Wells
Thank you for listening