Unreal City

by Ho-Ag

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From Ho-Ag's final full-length release: "NO MORE MASTERPIECES (2002 - 2013)" (Release date: September 3, 2013)

The lyrics to this ominous song were sketched out one day when Matt was attending a seminar for a new file management system. “There's a woman who types in that wildcard asterisk operand, Set to Contain: s-u-s-p-i-c-i-o-u-s.” Also one of several songs that began life with the working title “Dr. Dre.” An outtake from the sessions for The Word from Pluto. Rec. November 2005 by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at the old Machines with Magnets (Providence, R.I.). Derryberry (vocals/keyboards), Kim (guitar), Meyer (drums), Parish (vocals/guitar), Ward (bass)

w/ Young Sexy Assassins, Big Digits, Pile, Animal Hospital



Click to expand, uproot the file tree
The data cascades like helicopter seeds
The global search is ordered again and again
The report is too long to print, the names are sorted to descend
There's a woman who typed in that wildcard asterisk operand
Set to Contain: "S-U-S-P-I-C-I-O-U-S"
And the man who sent the order down to her is gone
Could you hurry up please? It's time, could you hurry up please?
The placeholders are millions unaware in the unreal city
I got eyes on you and the trail of ones and o's you're leaving upin the air Your boys are floating around up there too, in fact
From here I got incriminating view


released August 26, 2013
Ink/painting by Tyler Derryberry.



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Ho-Ag Boston, Massachusetts

Ho-Ag is an experimental "noise rock" band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Known for melding the creaky musical worlds of 50s and 60s sci-fi films, Waitsian dissonant underworld, and fast-paced math-punk, Ho-Ag occupies a strange place in the continuum of music that's both thoughtful and utterly crazed.

Matt Parish | Tyler Derryberry | Eric Meyer | Ryan Brown
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