lice EP

by Ahuizotl

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1.
shine 02:58
there’s a thousand reasons not to pick up the phone and only one to do you’re prepared for anything but what if this time things work out for you it's too cold to go out but you're too hot to stay home you know that it's true have one more until you're sure then get on your bike and go take that ride you will shine you always believed all the lies from all the guys that were not your friends they still sound the same no need to be ashamed now here they come again have one more now you're sure lean against the wall stay a while you will shine
2.
self-made 03:14
you took luck in your own hands ‘cause it was no good make a deal with what is only chance you really thought you could you made yourself you dreamt the dream, then built the world and now can’t understand that it got close, almost to touch and then turned away again not according to the way you planned you made yourself don’t you want to be found out don’t you want to be caught and make this train that’s off the rails come to a halt you made yourself believe
3.
no epiphany 03:05
there’s no epiphany let’s do everything differently if you cut me once more there’ll be an array of me you’re no epiphany baby so won’t you make this deal with me you tell me when to quit and I’ll hate you for it baby I can see your dreams are dead like mine that’s why I think we’re gonna work out fine baby I can see your dreams are dead like mine there’s no epiphany let’s do everything differently if you cut me once more there’ll be an array of me baby I can see your dreams are dead like mine that’s why I think we’re gonna work out fine baby I can see your dreams are dead like mine
4.
bad idea 04:02
this is probably a bad idea but I guess I’m gonna do it anyway this is probably no idea at all this is probably a bad idea but I guess I’m gonna do it anyway this is probably a bad idea but hey don’t you know the feeling this is never gonna work when in any case you must not fail you must not catch the knife that’s falling but your hand’s already there well, this could go either way this is probably a bad excuse but I guess I’m gonna get away with it this is probably no excuse at all this is probably a bad excuse but I guess I might just get away this is probably a bad excuse but hey this is probably a bad idea but I guess I’m gonna do it anyway this is probably no idea at all this is probably a bad idea but I guess I’m gonna do it anyway this is probably a bad idea but hey don’t you know the feeling this is never gonna work when in any case you must not fail you must not catch the knife that’s falling but your hand’s already there well, this might go either way
5.
slide 04:07
how do you build a wall of sound how do you tear a wall of silence down instead of hanging around is this still swim or is it already drown let's not say anything at all I'd fall for anyone right now but you could come back anytime just so that you know you must be out of your mind so hung over it feels like upright you can clean up when I leave but don’t you touch this mess while I’m still here look but don't talk to me we don't stand a chance right now I could totally fall for you just so that you know
6.
work is over if you want it work is over if you just make up your mind work is over if you want it this is a call to arms I know you’re strong enough to hold me and keep me safe from harm it’s not like I need you to fill my life with purpose I know quite well what to do with my time it’s useless to suggest I should feel any kind of guilt ‘cause what you do and that I don’t isn’t equally a crime work is over if you want it work is over if you just make up your mind work is over if you want it this is a call to arms I know you’re strong enough to hold me and keep me safe from harm
7.
word is out you're having a baby word is out you're moving in with him I guess that’s never to be seen again word is out you're having a baby word is out you're moving in with him never to be seen again don't you wish your boyfriend was a freak like me freak enough to never leave you on your own don't you wish your boyfriend was weak like me too weak to do you any harm in this matter I’ve no say I guess you’ve got to do it your own way in this matter I’ve no say I guess you’ve got to try your own way word is out you had an argument the results of which are plain to see word is out that now you’re more than three word is out you had an accident the results of which are plain to see oh, if you’d only asked me don't you wish your boyfriend was a freak like me freak enough to never leave you on your own don't you wish your boyfriend was weak like me too weak to do you that kind of harm in this matter I’ve no say I guess you’ve got to try your own way in this matter I’ve no say I guess you’ve got to do it his way

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"Gitarren-Indie der 90er macht auch heute noch großen Spaß, wenn die Melodien perlen und die Songs den richtigen Kontrast aus Leichtigkeit und Verschrobenheit besitzen. Ahuizotl aus Köln können das so gut, dass Dinosaur Jr und Buffalo Tom gar nicht mehr so weit entfernt scheinen."
(Intro #198, 12/2011)

"From Yuck to Antiques to Cymbals Eat Guitars, there's been a rash of bands lately reviving the alternative/indie rock sounds of the 1990s to glorious effect. Hell, Guided by Voices is pretending the past 15 years never happened at all. Cologne, Germany’s Ahuizotl, named after a creature of Aztec mythology and who've had a handful of releases since 2004, are perhaps an unlikely addition to the list, but you can put 'em on there anyway. 'Self-Made' is a highlight from their 2011 mini-LP Lice and, like the rest of these songs, has more in common with the sounds of the Pacific Northwest circa 1997 than what their fellow countrymen are churning out. This is one quality jam."
(Pop Headwound, 02/2012, popheadwound.com/2012/02/07/introducing-ahuizotl)

"Few things get us as excited as Dinosaur Jr.-influenced losercore, and so it took only seconds of listening to Ahuizotl's recent Lice EP to know we had struck gold. The Cologne, Germany-based guitar pop quartet certainly wears its '80s and '90s American underground influences on its proverbial sleeves (search the band name on YouTube and you will find fronter Barry Langer covering all the greats, including Palace's 'I Am A Cinematographer' and Pavement's 'Elevate Me Later'). And the same goes for the thrilling seven-song set Ahuitzol self-released last summer. The act - which just last week opened for Wild Flag in Cologne - is named for a creature that ancient Aztecs believed had a hand on its tail, but that's not important right now. What is important is that the foursome's music communicates right at gut-level with big guitars, tastefully restrained synth and earnest vocals. The brilliantly understated 'Slide' rests somewhere on an axis between Yo La Tengo's 'Blue Line Swinger' and The Cure's 'Play For Today'. The strummer 'Work Is Over (If You Want It)' recalls Versus (particularly the chorus 'this is a call to arms / I know you're strong enough to hold me...') and is both buoyant with longing and helplessly tethered by resignation. 'Self-Made' makes it by dropping dense guitar in and out of over top of insistent fuzz bass and strikes a neat crescendo before a guitar solo rendered in liquid mercury. Ahuizotl's Bandcamp also houses two earlier collections fo material that suggest Mr. Langer has been honing his craft for almost a decade, and while there are bright spots in the back catalogue, the energy and focus of Lice is a huge step forward for the band. Have a listen to 'Slide' below and then click over to hear the entire EP, it is dynamite."
(clicky clicky music blog, 02/2012, jbreitling.blogspot.com/2012/02/todays-hotness-ahuizotl-grass-is-green.html)


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Barry Langer - vocals, guitar
Stefan Ebbers - bass
Helen Niemeyer - drums, vocals
Felix Hedderich - keyboard

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released July 15, 2011

Music by ahuizotl
Words by Barry Langer
recorded June 25-26 2011 / mixed & mastered July 12-13 2011 by Guido Lucas @ Blubox Tonstudio, Troisdorf

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