The Depths

The Depths

 Santa Barbara, California, USA
BandRockAlternative

Droning and interlaced guitar work move with rich lyrical vocals with a booming rhythm as the Depths travel from driving and explosive rock into darkness and down-tempo gloom. The Depths live show will benefit almost any bill and fit in at any venue.

Biography

City of Blight was created to express the cruelty and chance misfortune of life, the gruesome calculation of the deluded ego, and the weight of impending judgment on the soul of humanity. Like a desperate man staring into a dirty mirror, these eight songs have shed the fear of their own darkness and now welcome you to this place, this cave. It is a companion while exploring the world through the mind of the tortured, hopeless, and enraged. But there is beauty still—beauty like dead trees in the autumn, like the dried skull of a bull, or cracked ice on a frozen lake.

We want to confront the darkness with you, the listener, with the eloquence and power of an ancient poet over a tragic battlefield. We seek a communion at the gates of misery, not to find meaning, but to experience its harsh reality and yet thrive.

City of Blight is an album woven of diverse yarns, delicate and industrial, intricate and brutal. The guitars of Cabe Fletcher and Adi Tejada twist around each other in psychedelic duets before slamming into crushing refrains and epic bridges. Expanding on the lush and decadent sounds of their first release, From the Depths, the two guitarists have also turned to powerful simplicity in songs like “Crisis” and “Slave and Master.” The rhythm section continues to offer driving rock beats and tom-filled tribal grooves. Drummer, Jeff Sullivan, and bassist, Terry Luna, add a dark-pop edge that compliments the post-metal styling of songwriters Fletcher and Tejada. Singer/lyricist Brian Mathusek haunts the album with “a purpose and rawness that simply is hard to come by.” (Santa Barbara Independent) The combination creates an album with more hooks while maintaining the same skin-crawling creepiness as their previous effort.

The Depths have kept a steady schedule of performing, writing, and recording since the lineup was solidified in early 2008. In the past year, the band has performed along the West Coast from San Diego to San Francisco. In 2010 they will be expanding their tour while maintaining a presence in and around their hometown of Santa Barbara, California.

Contact: Brian Mathusek (805) 636-0913
thedepthsmusic@gmail.com
www.thedepthsmusic.com
www.myspace.com/thedepthssb

Lyrics

Crisis

Written By: The Depths - Brian Mathusek

Tell me, what's the price for living,
But to sacrifice the heart, submitting to you.
We go, we hope, we watch
The television can't be refused
But it will only raise the cost, of separating me from you.

This revolution can't be seen
I'd bite my tongue just to bide my time
But it's little consolation
You say it's pointless to resist
It's always been a little unfair
You will only break your fist when you bash it against the wall.

Chrous
Crisis, Conformity
The war is never won
Crisis, Conformity
Repeat it, repeat it
Crisis, Conformity
The war is never won
Crisis, Conformity

This is really most unfortunate
You were once crazy
Black Flags and skeptics vision
Post-apocalyptic anarchism
You say it's pointless to resist
It's always been a little unfair
You will only break your fist when you bash it against the wall.
And it feels like…

Chorus

This revolution can't be seen
This is really most unfortunate
This revolution can't be seen

Devils Tell

Written By: The Depths - Brian Mathusek

Tied to a chair I found you
Lost written on your face
Beside a shallow version of me
To reach the ground was impossible for me
To reach the ground was impossible for me

You could've ignored me
But the look on your face
Was an invitation

I walked the town just to find a trace of you
I walked the town just to find a trace of you
But you're gone

And I'm not your type of guy, but it's not enough
To keep me locked out of your world, my angels tell

I followed close behind you
You quickened up your pace
This chase will lead me to heaven

I cracked a smile as you locked the door frightened
I saw your eyes as you peaked behind curtains
But I'm gone

And you're not my kind of girl, but it's not enough
To keep me locked out of your world, my devils tell

Chorus
You're putting out the red lights

You filthy little darling
You left your window open
I could have but I didn’t
That's the choice that makes me different

Chorus

I'd like to take you with me
I'd like to take you with me
I hope you will forgive me

And I'm not your kind of guy, but that's not enough
To keep me locked out of your world, my devils tell

Chorus

Whether We Fall

Written By: The Depths - Brian Mathusek

Cold was the morning when her heart stopped beating
Cold was the wheel in his hands
Grey resigned to the coming of winter
Amidst the sparkle of the frozen land
The radio and his phone were whining
Beneath the crows on the telephone lining
Echo the call of a life retreating
Behind the body in the back seat bleeding

And she will forget, she will forgive

Chorus
And even though she screamed
It doesn't even matter at all
She's floating off down stream
Getting carried by the currents
And even though she screamed
It doesn't even matter at all
She's floating off down stream
Getting carried by the currents

The trees were bare his heart was heavy
They took a road made of dirt descending
Into a valley where a shack was standing
He brought his love his grief his caring

And cold gasoline, to cleanse the unseen

He sat her down in a chair she favored
That looked out on the beauty they had savored
Before the proof of the vanity of nature
Took her back with the jealousy of lovers

Chorus

Behind the ruins there are black hearts stammering
Where's the cult? Where's the sign of disease?
Sick, demented, a perversion of society
And the wind held the gasp of his last breath screaming

But it's never all as simple as that
We must be careful of the things we ask for
Never let that happen
Never let that happen to me
Don't let me live so painfully

And whether we fall, to the depths of the pits that the angels have forsaken
It's easier than watching you suffering
And whether we fall, to the depths of the pits that the angels have forsaken
It's easier than watching you suffering because…

Behind the ruins there are black hearts stammering
Where's the cult? Where's the sign of disease?
Sick, demented, a perversion of society
And the wind held the gasp of his last breath screaming

Chorus

Sleepwalker

Written By: The Depths - Brian Mathusek

With our memories in tatters
The weak ones didn't matter
The course of retribution was slow

And we ran our mouths together
Through the sun and stormy weather
Overreaching till the damages show
But this is your show

All in my sleep, I heard the footsteps from the bed to the door
Not for my dreams, and not for my eyes
You pulled the skin back and left me to die

Pinhole frames for giant pictures
Hold the weight of fossiled sculptures
Underneath the floor boards
Where I keep the rope that tied you up

Did you think that I would miss you?
Or the cuts I'd like to give you?
I'm not giving up, I won't let you go
Between enemies, between empty sheets
Upon the body from the murder you chose.
Chose to

You chose to leave in my sleep

Discography

2010 - City of Blight
2009 - From the...

Set List

Crisis, City of Blight, Devils Tell, Avalanche, Foot Soldier, Sea Sick, Sleepwalker Whether We Fall, Slave and Master. 45 minutes +/-.