Pumpkin Buzzard is a prolific experimental pop/rock band with forays into black metal, death metal, doom metal, grindcore, noise, power electronics, IDM, hip hop, dark ambient, happy hardcore, punk, industrial, and other styles. The Buzzard's back with their sixth album: Mantis Antler, a collection of summery pop, industrial brutality, and uniquely Buzzardian weirdness. It's a concept album in two different ways: lyrically, it chronicles the apocalyptic return of the extradimensional 'goat kings' to Earth as observed by a heart-broken, suicidal alcoholic in California, and musically, each of the 24 tracks is 10 beats per minute faster than the last, starting at 70 bpm and climaxing at 300! This is a true Buzzard epic, containing the sweetest pop bliss they've ever created paired with constantly-increasing world-ending insanity. Get it while you still exist! Packaged in a DVD-style case with a full-color insert. 'Leading in with a lazy Dinosaur Jr. set (including lyrical timbre) Pumpkin Buzzard then leaps onto a dancefloor of hip-hop rhythms and fuzzed-out, dissonant guitar; lyrics all a rappin' in the meanwhile. And as for using, 'Incy Wincy Spider' as the melody for a song... From avant-indie-punk, to crooning emo, to Mr. Bungle wrongness, it's a fusillade (at the end especially where one truly understands the concept of hemi-demi-semi-quavers). ...They're pretty sonically disturbed to fashion intense death metal with a squeal and hardly any distorted guitar... Guitar, bass, electronic drums and effects, and the tenor of the vocalist, all are recorded at a commendable fidelity and the recording is crisp and wide, balanced and captures the best of the band, which if not caught would make Mantis Antler unbearable. It is, but oddly attractive to warrant hunting down any other material.' - Heathen Harvest LYRICS: 01. New Return (70 bpm) I know you saved me In the place where the sun shines down, I know You can't refuse me Now I forever belong to you I'm cruising the strip With the gun in my mouth Rain in my ears It's a love I can't do without Don't need no new return 'Cause I'm done with life You can't refuse me Because you know I'm right Now I'm leaving 'Cause all the feeling's gone I thought you saved me But I guess I was wrong I'm cruising the strip Driving in the wrong lane (with no headlights) They found my body The car was never found 02. Joy Scissors (80 bpm) Help me to reverse myself Temporary surge right through me I just need a little more time Break out of this magic spell Cutting into me with your joy scissors Hey how are today and How do I deflate my fate Look I know I'm in a box Stop let me extrapolate Fluorescent bulb Exquisite glub 03. Yellow Saucer (90 bpm) Hey mama, what you doin'? Hey mama, nothing to it All along Yellow saucer and me You left me empty Now I'm free The streets are filled with corpses On the beach, we're riding horses Well nothing comes easy to me Oh, saucer full of malignancy 04. Digital Smile (100 bpm) Our love's not analog It is digital smile Been with you all along And it's been quite awhile Together day and night I wish that you could be here To help me in/end my plight I wish that you could be near Are you all alone Where nobody knows Don't hurt my digital smile Digital smile I woke up on the shore And I don't know what for Let me give you some advice: We're going out tonight But I am all alone I wish we were back home I wish I had a home Please leave my fate alone 05. Morning Days (110 bpm) 06. Hunting Flowers (120 bpm) Dying cowboy flips coin Nature's channel makes light The government's lying Invincible whining My discovery Healing property In the break of night Where there is no light My bones made plastic I crumble like this See figure 5-A Sign on today 07. Happy Ocean (130 bpm) Woke up drunk Cool summer breeze in my hair Sand in my mouth Feet on fire Walked past your building No one was there Ate some concrete Throat full of hair Ain't it true, ain't it true I can't even see you I guess you're right I'm going down for the last time You're not there I'm still on fire I don't care about nothing no more I can't stop the feeling But the feeling's sure stopping me I can't even see you I'm on fire for you 08. Armored Dolphin (140 bpm) There's a dolphin and he's hanging out downtown He's wearing armor and he's wearing it all around I wonder what kind of armor it is Hi, I'm the dolphin - yes it's me I come from the deep blue sea Hello dolphin, now tell me what's your name From an ancient tomb in outer space He annihilates the human race When people die and he hears them cry He's happy The dolphin says he's just trying to make friends He won't use his powers for nefarious ends I wonder if I can trust his promise The dolphin unveils his futuristic weaponry And reveals that humans are his sworn enemy I wonder if we'll make it out alive 09. Natural Beauty (150 bpm) You say that there is nothing to do about it I say that it is realistic and destructive You have a beauty that is real I've become an electric eel You say that you have something to do that's better This way you say that robots can live forever You say that you think it's time for me to go I say that I should absolutely know You have a beauty that I cannot deny Today we have awakened the fear inside 10. Friendship Starfish (160 bpm) Big bang - In a coffin And nothing stops him real often Deep down - There's a notion In the ocean he's a friend with devotion Get this - He's a starfish I insist that there's nothing else like this Friendship starfish isn't here today Friendship starfish won't be here tomorrow 11. Summer Foundation (170 bpm) Livin' underground but I'm bustin' out When the coast is clear I'll stick out my snout I don't even know if I'm here right now Throwin' big parties all over town Just in case you're wonderin', yeah, I'm a rat If you want I'll show you where I'm lurking at I'm a rat warrior in battlefields Deep below the earth the temple's made of eels The heat, it gets to me They wanna take away my memory I fight But they're too strong I know it won't be long Wanna take away the secrets that I stole That's why I am livin' down in this big hole Know the secret entrance is in the crypt The Transylvanian monsters are guarding it Cross into the other realm, you'll find me there I see into the future and it looks bare The foundation of summer is modified They said that they would fix it but they lied Now I'm hidin' out underground I once was lost, but now I'm found Know that I won't survive Uncovered their secret hive I'm just a rat, so I can't fight At least I tried to do what's right I failed to stop the genocide You're in time, but I'm outside 12. Just Telephone (180 bpm) In the place where no one lives In the mountains The plane, the plane, flying death Picture bobcat The children play in sewage The goat kings play in light The specter resists the fight There is a mine in my bite Just telephone Just telephone Pick up the phone Just telephone Where the data of the world Is corrupted Time's a layer of revelations Component corpse We create a knife of frogs Bomb it vomit Fear is what it mutilates We eat graveyards 13. Bluebird Celebration (190 bpm) It's a bluebird celebration All across the bluebird nation Saw it on the TV station Told me all about creation When the bluebird starts to sing Let me tell you - It's happening When the bluebird starts to sing It's time for celebrating When the bluebird starts to sing 14. Deliberate Buddy (200 bpm) You're my deliberate buddy You know what I like to eat We share clothes and money We eat vegetables, not meat Live in a tree Don't follow me (Deliberate buddy) You were my deliberate buddy But it was just for the money I told you not to follow me But you followed me up the tree Next time when I woke up dead It made you really upset I fell out of the sky You buried me alive 15. Good Home (210 bpm) The storm is comin' My heart is breakin' In the dark ages We're bellyachin' I'm sneaking in To capture spaceman Turn up the volume You'll hear me screamin' The lodge in the rain We gotta sustain Baby, you know the power is failing And the guitars are wailing Again Telephone Teleport 16. Sweet Protection (220 bpm) You give me such a sweet protection Inside you win the sewer lottery I am rejected from your mind Imagine getting what you want Standing on your mountain Worshipping the ancient goat You secured my heart You protect my soul In the mortuary sea I feel that sweet sea breeze Worshipping the ancient goat You secured my heart You protect my soul 17. Gigaheart (230 bpm) Gigaheart, today You've taken away my freedom for the last time You think you're here to stay But you can't escape the night Repent today You've gone astray You are my gigaheart You are my gigaheart I've lost my way Nothing to say You are my gigaheart You are my gigaheart Gigaheart, tonight The temple of the goat shows me the light You are dead and I am going to kill you You are my gigaheart 18. Afternoon Cinema (240 bpm) We're going out to see a movie We're gonna have a real good time now I think that you will really like it Even if you don't really know how I promise that you'll like the movie that we're going to see I promise that you'll like the movie, trust me In the afternoon cinema We're going to a movie in the afternoon Afternoon cinema I hope the movie starts really soon Afternoon cinema We're standing in line for the movie There's a bunch of people in front of me I hope that we can get some good seats We bought some popcorn so we can eat 19. Sunset Love (250 bpm) Miles and miles above the earth In a cocoon of love and dirt Shining discs circle the moon A sign of impending doom The sun sets on my brain Goat king from above Take away my pain Fill with your love Sunset love Tracking device in my tooth Memories from my youth Reports of outbreaks of wolves Normal humans growing hooves Wolves eating children Children eating wolves I can't blame the wolf right now Death had to begin somehow I know the end is coming fast The goat king has arrived at last 20. Delight Bulb (260 bpm) We summon up delight bulb late at night The darkness comes to take away the light But no one knows what's lurking in my mind Suddenly there was a gust of wind No one knows what's lurking in my mind People try to ask me all the time No one knows that I'm outside of time People try to look inside my mind When people say that death is on the prowl I'm watching them with the eyes of an owl Deep beneath the earth it starts to snow The light inside my mind is really loud Delight bulb - Don't try to kill me 21. Lucky Cone (270 bpm) 22. Lovely Girl (280 bpm) When I knew you With the cities on fire Cut me open I'm a frame of wire In the blackout My faith's devout Outside of time You're amplifine The light of day Oh, lovely girl, take me away Come closer The world's on fire The end is near You are a liar 23. Southern Miracle (290 bpm) In the last days of the earth I delivered you from birth We become a race of fish I deny you your last wish Meteor from the sky Rock 'n' roll will never die Waves are crashing on the shore Super powers I adore I live in the finest maze I'm the rebel, I'm the slave 24. Edge of Your Mind (300 bpm) It will keep you on the edge of your mind.
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