Lost in the Vortex


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”Lost in the Vortex” is the debut album from Oakland California artists The Acharis. Released on 12” vinyl from EXBTN Records (Paris) and cassette from Goth Horse Records (Oakland).

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released February 9, 2017

guitar, vocals, drums: Shaun Wagner
bass, vocals, beats: Mila Puccini
Recorded and Mixed by : The Acharis & Ross Harris
Mastering by: Alan Douches
Vinyl released by EXBTN Records (Paris)
Cassette released by Goth Horse Records (Oakland, CA)

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THE ACHARIS Oakland, California

The Acharis is a pre-punk / post-grunge band from Oakland, CA.

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Track Name: Idle Bells
Fat amber lights
Joining in with fist fights
First romance nights
Carried into the dark

Lazy body aches
from dancing in the big show
Full of idle dreaming
Many darlings to kill

Boy ...
Bitch ...
Lover ...
Child ...
Mother ...
Sinner ...
Saint ...
Fear ...
Afraid ...

Fear ...
Track Name: Lost in the Vortex
Yeah I'm running towards the light
And I'm feeling so uptight
Gotta get this monkey off my back
Yeah I'm feeling so alive

You never closed your eyes before
So why should you start now
It's not really such a big deal
It's just life
It's such a drag

"I don't believe in the things that don't believe in me
Now it's your turn to see what I hate about me... fuck it"
- Marilyn Manson

"I gotta garbage brain it makes me insane"
- Lux Interior

"Cufk, Tish, Sips"
- Nirvana

The bottles are broken and all of our stuff is out in the open
Why is time travel so impossibly hard?
Your mind is numb and scarred
It was lost in the vortex

I can't believe that you came back
A birthday card
A wax cliche you learned along the way...

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift
Life's a bitch

Fuck It
Track Name: Best Wishes for Bored Nation
Then we fell into the sea
Like seagulls trapped in a routine
A peculiar house underwater
And a useless beat inside of me

Inside of me...

Done with best wishes for bored nation
No meaning, No epiphany

When you run and watch the ground
There's no way you'll see the sky above
Pull these pieces far apart
The ultimate stranger lives in me

Inside of me...
Track Name: No Place for Love
Riding my bicycle last night, and I was so high
And I could feel your sadness, but I couldn't feel mine
So I rode as fast as I could back to the hood
And everyone was dancing and singing...

"Find some peace, some love and joy in your heart.
It's not enough to say you don't believe in nothing.
We called you out you're only bluffing.
Might as well try to enjoy yourself cause we're all gonna die!'

Driving around with you last night and feeling so tight
But I could hear you laughing , and I started to cry
So I took off all of my clothes and drove downtown
and jumped out of a window screaming...

"There's no place for love in a place like this.
It's not enough to say you don't believe in nothing.
It doesn't matter if you say it doesn't matter
Cause you know it does, your just lying to yourself"

Tonight it's no wonder I don't understand how the kids are all alright

Singing ooh ah ooh ah ooh ah ohh
There's no place for love in a place like this
Track Name: A Room with a View
I hear you loud, cover my ears, hear no sound
My eyes just stare, no time to talk
And if it's bad what you have, it's OK
It's still what you have all to yourself
Now it's quiet around you
In this clean room, with a view

I wanna die
I don't wanna die

You said you wanna give up the cash
And then turn straight with me, sweet sweet lie
You're better off, true to yourself
And you call my name, my name
From outside this room with a view
He said, he is sad.