Alpha EP

by A Shrewdness of Apes

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The first album by A Shrewdness of Apes.

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released March 13, 2014

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A Shrewdness of Apes Washington, D.C.

A Shrewdness of Apes is an acoustic/electric trio from Richmond, Virginia. The current group lineup was established in February 2013. They moved to DC in May 2015. They're style is a heavy, intricate and melodic blend ranging from influences of Queens of the Stone Age to Yes. ... more

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Track Name: Summer Job
Hey Shrader
I haven't come over yet
I need to work to
Earn some extra cash
Can I work under your
Wing for a week please?

Every morning it gets
Harder to get up
Installing windows
By day, music by night
Can you show some tricks
You have up your sleeve?

You know everyone in town
This town's so small
Days are long but I need money
For these toys
I don't want to go home
Why are you so cool?
Track Name: Praha
Wave of eastern air surrounds me
No eye contact, unspoken rules
From the Orient, endless past
Once desolate, now beginning to thrive

Painted cathedrals scratch the sky
Higher they are, closer to God
Towers blackened from gunpowder
Strange to be caught in time of peace

Once controlled by those with red stars
Left for waste until westerners
Commercialized the country, but
Is this better or more of the same?
Track Name: The Beagle
From liquid fires and swirling skies
Fuels the noxious waters
Time normalizes the chemistry

The most unlikely product emerges
Floating puzzle pieces
Forms a thing that eats and multiplies

All the corners of the world
Are covered with life
Some die and others carry on

Some survive absorbing sunlight
Others devour life
Of the slow survivors
Form shells to protect themselves

The faster ones grow fins
As do the hunters to keep up
One brave soul left the water
And it breathed the first breath

Some lose scales and live on land
Indefinitely
Adapting to their climate
Species and genera
Galloping hooves and burrowing claws
And tearing sharp teeth
Dominance shifts from
Cold to warm blood
Climbing hairy ones start
To walk on land
Their hands slowly lift
Off the ground
These hands shift their fingers
To use tools
Track Name: Pretentious Douchebag
I speak of an artist
Whose work is beautiful
You turn and you look pissed
A reaction far from noble

You list some of your favorites
Of which I've never heard
The same after hearing bits
You're left without a word

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People make the assumption
That there is a right or wrong
That its void of absolutions
In truth its just some songs.