Near​-​Life Experience

by The Oxford Comma

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Hailey Nuthals Shown to me after a friend went to a show, this album makes me remember being 16 and punk in the Midwest. The sound, however, is much better than my 16-and-punk days, and the lyrics are concise, unapologetic, and well-timed. Each song is distinct, and each instrumental voice can be heard without muddying the overall sound. A great listen for anyone vaguely interested in punk or alternative. Favorite track: Lemon Pledge.
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Our first full-length, recorded early July-late August 2014 in Noah Roth's basement and Charlie Olvera's apartment.
All songs written by Noah Roth, except Decrease the Collateral, which was written by Noah Roth and Sam Garry.

Special thanks to: Charlie Olvera, Leor Miller, Seth Bearman, Thomas Wee, Ruby Ferris, Samuel Garry, Emma Rosengarten, Heidi Meredith, David Roth, Frozenboy, Modern Baseball, Lions, Big Awesome, House Olympics, and anyone who came out to a show or supported us in any way.

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released October 31, 2014

Evan "Smud" Stitely played drums on all the tracks that have drums
Noah Roth played guitar, sang, and played bass on all tracks that have bass
Charlie Olvera recorded and mixed the album, played guitar on "Vicious Cycle" and "My Bad, Give Up On Me," and sang in the gang vox on "Lemon Pledge."

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The Oxford Comma Evanston, Illinois

Band from Evanston, IL. Very weird angsty lyrics.

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Track Name: What Happened To Sportsmanship?
I’ve decided to stop fighting it, stop trying to be right,
Cause I know you’ll never accept that
But I know you won’t give up without a fight
And that serves as a major setback
But I’m determined to quit this game
I’m giving up while I’m ahead
But I won’t just run away now, no
I have one burning question instead:

Darling, what happened to sportsmanship?

I’ve decided to stop trying to reason with you
Because I can’t take this anymore
And if you won’t try to reason with me
Then I’m walking out that door
Won’t you please let me be free
Because I don’t care now
But I can’t seem to let myself leave
I guess I don’t know how

Darling, oh darling, what happened to sportsmanship?
Darling, what happened to sportsmanship?
Track Name: Vicious Cycle
so you think you know me, but you haven't scratched the surface yet. so you think you've got me trapped but I haven't even broken a sweat. no no no, no I haven't. and I'm not going to give into what it is you want. here we go in a circle again, always making the same old mistakes. but I'm determined to break out of this cycle no matter what it takes. so I've broken out of this and I'm running away way too fast. but I hope it's not too late for me to make this friendship last. no no no, no it isn't. but you keep wanting the same goddamn things out of me and I will not give into you, no I won't! here we go in a circle again always making the same old mistakes. but I'm determined to break out of this cycle no matter what it takes. because I need to break out of this vicious cycle for both our goods, I'm sorry if you get hurt in the process, my intentions were all good. here we go in a circle again always making the same old mistakes. but I'm determined to break out of this cycle no matter what it takes.