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Survival

by Wares

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    Pre-order of Survival. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 24, 2020

      $8 CAD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    We're working with Clampdown Pressing in Vancouver, BC on a run of recycled vinyl LPs. Limited to only 50 copies for mail order, these are pressed on reused "coke bottle clear" vinyl with a steamless record press.

    Includes digital pre-order of Survival. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 24, 2020
    item ships out on or around April 23, 2020
    edition of 50 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $17 CAD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "Survival" on classic black vinyl, pressed in Vancouver, BC and limited to 400 copies

    Includes digital pre-order of Survival. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 24, 2020
    item ships out on or around April 23, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      $17 CAD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    "Old Computer" coloured cassettes in a recycled cardboard cassingle sleeve. Limited to 200 copies

    Includes digital pre-order of Survival. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 24, 2020
    item ships out on or around April 23, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      $6 CAD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "Survival" on CD, comes in a recycled digipak case

    Includes digital pre-order of Survival. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 24, 2020
    item ships out on or around April 23, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 CAD or more 

     

1.
Hands, Skin
2.
Tall Girl
3.
Living Proof
4.
Tether
5.
6.
Jenny Says
7.
Complete Control
8.
Violence
9.
Surface World
10.
Survival

about

10% of pre-sales for this album will be donated to the Unist'ot'en legal fund. To support directly visit: unistoten.camp/support-us/donate/

credits

releases April 24, 2020

Recorded mostly at Bikini Bottom, summer 2019 by Mason Pitzel
Mixed in December 2019 by Jesse Gander
Mastered in January 2020 by Ryan Morey

Cover by Kira Buro
Photo by Josh Bookhalter and Charlie Paget

Cassia Hardy: Vocals, guitars, keys, percussion
Jamie McLean: Keys, backup vocals
Matthew Gooding: Bass
Holly Greaves: Drums, percussion, backup vocals
Mason Pitzel: ‘Drums’

Love and thanks to: Ann & Cecil Hardy, Niko Stratis, Jesse Northey, The SMF, The Aviary, The Empress, The Quiltbag, RCYK, Mustafa, Marlaena, Jessica, Trevor McNeeley, Leila Sidi, Mal & Trev, PJ & Erin, Cat & Jaye, Andy & Liz, and everyone who’s hosted us, shared a stage with us, and helped us out on the way.

This record is dedicated to decolonial activists, anti fascist agitators, prairie queers fighting for community and a better life.

Thanks for listening.

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Wares Edmonton, Alberta

Wares is a musical project engineered by Edmonton songwriter Cassia J. Hardy. From teeth rattling electric convulsions to soft-spoken acoustic refrains, the musical inflections explored on each Wares release are as varied as they are enthralling.

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Track Name: Surrender into Waiting Arms
Surrender into waiting arms,
give myself to one I admire.

Surrender into waiting arms,
jump for the chance at a better life,
give myself to one I desire.

Sure enough, delivered well.
Far from harm
to some middle ground,
free to dive down further still.

Drop my shade of innocence,
I'll feel no shame when I ask for it.
Won't you ask for what you will?

Surrender into waiting arms,
give myself to one I admire.

Surrender now
to a flash of charm,
feel the current carving up the arm,
submit to overwhelming pleasure-
tell me baby
who's in charge?

Free to proclaim,
to lust
to crave.
With each decision 
in our power to change,
we can give ourselves away.

Kiss my lover in the sun,
feel my heart pressed 
between finger and thumb.

Kiss my lover in the sun,
feel their heart pressed
between finger and thumb.

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