Auburn

Auburn

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Find yourself caught and captivated as the thundering swell of guitars and crashing drums bring you to a place you've never been. The sadness of an ensuing apocalypse and the prospect of disaster causes us all to reflect on what we value most.

Biography

Droney, loud, guitar driven, harmonic doom music is the driving force behind this Oregon phenominon, Auburn. Brain child of long time local musician, Sean Lewis, the group formed in February, 2008 with fellow members Jesse Bearce and Yehuda McKay. Another valued member was guitar player, Tyler Steele, though he is no longer with the band, he continues to collaborate from afar, and have even recorded guitar tracks on the upcoming release, Plague.

Though it's members are strewn across the Oregon landscape from as far as Hillsboro down to Sheridan, the group considers itself to be birthed from the McMinnville/Yamhill County area. Residing in this rural community often forces them to take their shows into nearby Portland’s fifty plus rock venues, where as many as 5,000 other bands that may be playing on any given night.

Heavily influenced by grunge music, made popular in the area during the nineties, along with the DIY movement in Portland during the eighties, Sean and gang seek a direction that is true to the self, true to the music, and honest with the people they share with. Lewis continues to excavate a sound that is original, while also paying homage to his influences. They make music that they actually like!

Their atmospheric, powerful performances and heavy vibes make Auburn's music a refuge in a community of thriving musical talent.

Lyrics

LOE (the Lack Of Empathy for Others)

Written By: Sean Lewis

I am infected
My will is caused to destroy
Exact discretion
No prejudice is employed
Evil has always been a part of me
You can deny the standard perversion
Perverted by everything

Empathy Is Wasted

Regarded monster
Exceptions don't hear a pulse
Alien spirit
Devoid encounter by most
Even you have always been a part of me, you can't deny the selfish indulgence
Gratified by the unclean

Empathy Is Wasted

I Am Dead Insided

Pursuing nothing
Content in every regard
Fulfilling nothing
My end has never evolved
Evil touches such a wonderful thing in me, you can't deny that somewhere in my veins
I am vulnerable

Empathy Is Wasted

I Am Dead Insided

Unholy

Written By: Sean Lewis

Unholy, inhuman
Disgrace is gestating in my hand
Contempt and uninspired
Feed your diseased that are dead
To the living

What is alive
When my blood is tainted black on the inside

No survival, suffer existence, so useless
No oxygen, could penetrate my lungs of ash, only inducing pain

What is alive
When my blood is tainted black on the inside

Your peace is so unholy
Sell your truth for another type of poinson

Dedication

Written By: Sean Lewis

Face my demise in an otherwise tragic state, bracing everything for the fall
I know that there's no reason now to be afraid. At least as far as I know
What do I know

Leave me to my own kingdom
Leave me to my own throne
Leave me to my own judgment
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

Sitting on the rooftop of
Your wild imagination
Still no one knows what to say
Still no one knows what you did

Leave me to my own kingdom
Leave me to my own throne
Leave me to my own judgment
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

Look at my face, do I seem very happy
It's your fault I feel this way
Every blade you dug into me
Will be your fate
It's not ok

Loosing Everyone

Written By: Sean Lewis

Conquered without a cause,
I don't know who you are
Lame for the starstricken,
Hopeless and dead

Do You want something
Do you want
Want to be somewhere
Want to tell me out
Am I talking to you, am I talking?

Home forever, home in the winter
Perfect in solstice, without embrace

Do You want something
Do you want
Want to be somewhere
Want to tell me out
Am I talking to you, am I talking?

Is hell on your mind?
Is the sulfur so deep
Down in your lungs?

Do You want something
Do you want
Want to be somewhere
Want to tell me out
Am I talking to you, am I talking?

Discography

Do Not Resuscitate is our first release. A seven track EP, from which our song Dedication receives regular college airplay in the Northwest.
Auburn Live '09 is a recording of a live performance, capturing the intensity of Auburn's stage experience.
We are currently posting newer recordings for free download from our website, auburnblack.com/plague.html
A recent song, LOE (the Lack Of Empathy for others) is currently being distributed for airplay and media review.

Set List

Our sets range from half an hour to an hour, however we have enough material to cover 2 hours.
We rarely do covers, but when we do, they're usually along the same genre of our originals (Smashing Pumpkins, Danzig, Pink Floyd, Nirvana).
Currently we're working on a set that includes these original songs:
Vile Devil
Unholy
St. Frances of Assisi
LOE (the Lack Of Empathy for others)
Loosing Everyone
Phobic
Dedication

with these cover songs:

Zero (The Smashing Pumpkins)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Sacrifice (Danzig)
Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana)
Geek U.S.A. (Smashing Pumpkins