Ferociously melodic, erratically toeing the line between pop and chaos, THE DECLINE unleash their latest single Verge Collection onto the world. The heavily chorus driven punk tune features a guest appearance from Stacey Dee of US punk’s Bad Cop/Bad Cop, comes in at only 1 minute and 44 seconds and is the first taste of new music from the Perth skate-punk quartet since their 2017 split 7” with friends Local Resident Failure on Pee Records. Verge Collection showcases the band’s unique writing ability, blending heavy guitar riffs with a fun, sing-along chorus, and while it is not like anything heard from the band before, fans will still feel at home with this fast, melodic punk song, available as a Limited Edition CD Sleeve with two bonus tracks.
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Produced by: Brody Simpson, Mark McEwen & The Decline
Recorded, Edited & Mixed by: Brody Simpson & Mark McEwen at Underground Studios in Booragoon, WA
Mastered by: Simon Strothers at Forensic Audio
Artwork by: Annie Walter
Guest Vox in Verge Collection by: Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop
I’m picking myself up off of the bathroom floor where I felt love,
Feeling for anything I could replace with empty space,
I am trying hard not to focus on the absent parts,
But this dark mass in my chest just keeps me coming back for more
I’m gonna make my bed,
I’m gonna take the trash out,
I’m gonna make myself a coffee,
And I’m gonna leave this on the side of the road.
I’m not coming back to get you, I am gone.
I can see the way that it’s a thing that you just can’t explain.
Maybe I’m so numb that I need the pain, I need you.
I’ve lost hope that the seeds I’ve planted behind my eyes will ever see light enough that they could bloom.
Gasping, gurgling, clawing at the sides,
This punishment is self-defeating
I am gone.
Track Name: Fast Food
Alone in Guadalajara, I heard your voice repeating what you said to me that day, over and over in the market place.
And as I stopped to watch the view, I thought about all the things I could do, but nothing so profound could ever lift my feet from foreign ground.
We’ve got a long way to go down from here, and I know it’s gonna get much worse, it’s a matter of time before you’re reaching out for something else, and I’m sitting in my room, thinking of reasons to stay home, I think it would be better if you eat fast food alone.
I can’t pretend I’m trying, honestly I’m board of this whole routine that we play, over and over ‘til the skies turn grey. In the headlights it is black, and I am never coming back for you, when it’s all done – you can find me on the corner of dead and gone.
I am driving myself into another place, in the mirror I see it’s exactly the same as I thought it would be, nothing I’ve never seen, nothing’s changed, and I’m alone