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Early Risers

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EARLY RISERS is Soldiers of Fortune's second album, and both are on Mexican Summer. They have been called a NYC hard rock improv collective, and we really really hate that description.  

The band consists of Brad Truax (so many bands, but dude, Interpol?), Kid Millions (Man Forever, Oneida), Barry London (fuck yeah Oneida), Matt Sweeney (Chavez being his LEAST well-known operation should tell you something), Jesper Eklow (Meandering Tedium, sorry, Endless Boogie), Mike Bones already, and the elusive Papa Crazee (heavy early riser in team Oneida). 

On this album the superior vocal stylings of the band's Healer, Shaman and Answer CLARK "YEREMIAS" BRONSON, STEPHEN MALKMUS, CASS MCCOMBS, DAN MELCHIOR, ETHAN MILLER and MATT MCAULEY were also enlisted. The result is the sound of utter confusion and unfocused tender hatred in song form. Meaning, we are truly obsessed with this album.  Not that we ever listened to it all the way through, but we're a label that TRUSTS THE ARTIST.  You should too. 

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released November 6, 2015

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Soldiers Of Fortune New York, New York

SOF started back in August 2004 as an ANTI-BAND! The idea was to put together a cracked mercenary “dirty dozen” type of outfit, who were never gonna write songs, never gonna practice, never gonna record music, make product for public consumption or ever hit the road! ... more

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Track Name: Nails
Traveling light, I’m too uptight, it’s lonely at the bottom of a shoe

Yeah the record boss tried to shut us down but there’s too many jobs to do

Kicking a dog most every night, it’s always coming down on me

These craven bands all take their cuts, their bullshit’s always free

We do this for the money fool there’s no love in this crew

There’s no love in this crew



Another nail, one more nail, another in my coffin.



Woman thought they loved me so I ruined one life a day

If the debt I have keeps growing, I’m never gonna have to pay

These busted chips just gather dust but the soldiers have to play
Track Name: Cinnamon Man
I was silly ass bus boy, barely out of school, lonely as the setting sun

The joint was barely keeping pace, boss about to lose the place, I just wanna have some fun!

Just then a man walks in with an ugly ass grin and he opens up his mouth to say:

"Let me take you for a ride be your shaman and your guide, show you some city shit today."

So I walked into his arms, left the mountains and the farms, and I opened my mind. . .yeah I opened up my mind

To my Cinnamon, to my Cinnamon Man, etc



Well I got a little older, learned to play guitar and I wrote a couple simple songs

I met a little woman in the Swedish hills and she showed me 'bout settlin' down.

So we had a couple kids, made some money, hit the skids - but all I kept thinkin' bout

Was old Cinnamon, my Cinnamon Man. . .



Now I'm sitting all alone, got a couple kids in tow and a habit that won't leave me be

And all that I remember is that evening in December when old Cinnamon walked out on me

My Cinnamon, my Cinnamon. . .man!

Papa Cinnamon etc. . .
Track Name: Campus Swagger (feat. Stephen Malkmus)
I got the campus swagger 

you do the hip flask shake
you bring your feather duster
you’re dusting out the cobwebs
spelling out your name in them
nobody knows
his weight goes back into the womb

sparks fly easily
said and done a lot but never seen
hot magazines
open and shut book
open and show your light to me

in my job I put my head down and not much else
yeah scavenger plates

underneath the eyesores
urban black and toxins
baby gotta know
cause I’m not here to go
open up the rear
see him when he’s standing to his right
twice in twenty nine

with your sweet sweet lies
seventy five fruits

with your feather duster
forget your place
with carefree highs
you make the music listen to your lies

his gun powder
gun powder on the snow
with your yoga cleavage
just assvertizing 
Pearl Jam All Stars Five
nothing but terrier bait

explain yourself in the status vacuum
what you doing with the rest of them I show
lactose and primitivism neurotic thrust ah yeah
daisy daisy daisy squelch in her big brass six
total control sun levitate the brain bye bye
do the hip flask shake

that’s all
Track Name: Old Roman Wall (feat. Cass McCombs)
HUMPY DUMPTY FELL OFF THE OLD ROMAN WALL
THEY GOT MY BACK AGAINST THE OLD ROMAN WALL
ROMAN SOLDIERS SPEARING A SLAVE IN THE BALL
TO STICK HIS PRICK IN THE GLORY HOLE ON THE OLD CHINESE WALL
THAT’S ONE ALLEGORY OF THE ZOMBIE:
BITING OFF MORE THAN ONE CAN CHEW
WHY PLAY TRICKS ON THE FEEBLE-MINDED?
PERHAPS THERE’S A PART OF ME THAT’S FEEBLE-MINDED
PLAYING TRICKS ON THE FEEBLE-MINDED, WHY?
PERHAPS HERE’S A PART THAT’S FEEBLE-MINDED: I
WHY PLAY TRICKS WHEN I’LL JUST GET CAUGHT?
UNDER THE THUMB OF ROME, PRESSED INTO A DOT
TO STEAL WITHOUT GUILT AND FREELY CONFESS
TO ADORN THE SINISTER JEWELRY OF JADE
TO AFFORD MY HONOR THE ONE EXCEPTION OF SPONTANEITY
TO THE ANTIDOTE- A SMALL DOSAGE OF POISON BUILDS IMMUNITY
TO COMPULSION- LIKE A MAN DRINKING HIS WAGES WHILE HIS FAMILY STARVES
TO ESPIONAGE- ONE LAST LIE
WHAT DISTINGUISHES ME FROM THE ENEMY?
I KNOW THEIR SECRETS, THEY’LL NEVER KNOW MINE
Track Name: Dog Tooth Down (feat. Ethan Miller)
I love fish and talking dogs
They ain't even lived before
Old enigma leave the door
I'm no good at lifting souls
I don't know-ow how I see
I don't know what I wanna be
I don't know I have a dusty brain

You can lay a dog tooth down

They don't ever lay a dog tooth down

God don't mention talking dogs
Leave them when the master's gone
Been done since a medicated song

Fuck the sailors
Dog tooth down
Fuck the saints
Dog tooth down

Praying on, praying on
Dog tooth down
Praying on the rain
Dog tooth down

You can lay a dog tooth down
They don't ever lay a dog tooth down

Fuck the sailors
Dog tooth down
Fuck the saints
Dog tooth down

You can lay a
Dog tooth down
Track Name: Pure Shame (feat. Dan Melchior)
It makes me feel good inside
I love the sound of you talking to me
Track Name: Santa Monica
My back got tan
My chest was bare
My hair grew back in blonde
I been in Santa Monica too long

I turned up with a body and a face
Physically trained
A symbol of divine grace
I been in Santa Monica too long

It's been so long
Since I've been home
My own mother stopped reading about me
I been in Santa Monica too long

I don't even know who owns this Jaguar
Think I took this too far
I been in Santa Monica too long
Track Name: Fatigues
I used to walk the highway tape
Tried to outrun me into cemetery life
Now I watch the hawks get heavy 
In the park just picking pigeons on the wire 

Their best two men to see them,
I've met every local hero 
Yeah, I know their life
Their careers
Their girlfriends
I only liked fear
I was freer than them, 
Yeah, that's what I did
What did you do?

I went for work, I went fun time building line
So destructive waste was watching rivers ride
Yell for my life
I scream for my supper 
I yelled at the moon
I yelled for my mother 
Yeah, that's what I did
What did you do?

You've got to get soldier swagger
Cause if not, he doesn't have a thing at all   
I'm a soldier through misfortune
You can tell just by the ocean in my heart
If creation gives you beauty
Then it also gives you cruelty
And that's no lie 

Here's the lab partner jewelry 
And its shine will always fool me
It's a drive 
Track Name: Kall Mi Kaos (feat. Matt McAuley)
I call upon the forces

of incandescent dawn

I call upon the night

Alright

As I crawl upon your lawn

Whosoever lets me out

Whosoever lets me in

I will pay you back in kind

I will crawl inside your skin

Carve my name

And light it on your cross

Master when you call me

Call me chaos

I am the son of the morning

I begin the the beguine

I cum when you call

On the souls of men

You know my only law by heart

Do as thou will

Even as you fear your love

I know you love me still

Carve my name

And light it on your cross

Master when you call me

Call me chaos
Track Name: Which (feat. Clark "Yeremias" Bronson)
Oh sweet, sweet abomination
A sorcerer's twist of mine
Like a corn jar crawling on all fours
Her voice by design
Oh and the greed bags
They change the very flame

The heart of hatching
Alas with great travail
Everything in this dream is exactly as it seems 
Said the cyborg to the snail
Autonomous drones watching over
To be alone once more
My brain is a crush of bubbles
My heart is a looted department store
I'm a life boat
I'm a death trip
Another form divine, embraced, extinct

I believed you 
When you said you'd never leave me
And I believed you
Long after you were gone
Wandering from hallucination to hallucination
Til I stumble down the window sill
To which I belong
I swipe my ID through the fucking groove in my coffee-ridden soul
And if I get rich off of this record 
I'm going to buy a golden begging bowl
Standing on the line
Heart emptied of complaint
A mushroom cloud
A lullaby
The midnight hour
Is a taste
A quivering
So spooked and anxious
From the pills hidden in the food
Ache so hard you keep resisting
Though the mind control is cruel
Who can you trust?
Standing naked in the rain
That sweet refrain