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Welcome awakebutstillinbed To The Ground Control Touring Roster

Welcome awakebutstillinbed To The Ground Control Touring Roster

Posted 08/14/2018

Ground Control Touring is delighted to welcome awakebutstillinbed to our touring roster!

Formed in 2017, awakebutstillinbed emerge from San Jose screaming out for connection and meaning, their music “a vivid rendering of a life spent standing on a precipice.”

Absib’s debut What People Call Low Self-Esteem Is Just Seeing Yourself The Way Others See You is an album about being crushed by expectations, and loaded with other people’s desires. It is untamable, and undeniable. What began as the solo project of singer/guitarist Shannon Taylor, absib are now a powerful group, part At the Drive-In, part Kim Shattuck, and (at times) part pre-Good News Modest Mouse. Explosive and honest, Taylor’s lyrics painfully, purposefully tear out the false seams and sutures that shape us in the eyes of others, revealing underneath the beautiful, beating heart of whatever it is we call the self. On paper, it might sound like familiar territory for emo, but don’t be fooled: absib map out whole areas of the soul previously pushed to the shadows. Plus, they fucking rock. (bio by Mike Huguenor. photos by Tommy Ly)

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