by The New Addiction

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With overtones ranging from bands like The Police, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, The Replacements, to The Living End, The New Addiction utilize their love of Rock 'N' Roll (past and present) to mend aggressive music and catchy melodies with heartfelt lyrics and dazzling harmonies.


released August 30, 2016

Arranged and performed by The New Addiction
"Faces" written by Justin Linn
Engineered and Produced by Roland Ware at Rdub Recordings
Drums Engineered by William Driskill at Phaser Control Studios
Mixed by Ben Moore at Singing Serpent
Mastered by Joe Goodwin at Bellwether Mastering
Art Design by Brian Rash and Roland Ware
Photography by Armando Diaz


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After breaking up 8 years ago, the band is back! Now in studio recording a brand new EP titled, "Filters" due out later this year!

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Track Name: Faces
There’s a neon flashing sign
Caught between your moonlight life
A crashing ship falling to earth to get this over and
Take me where I disconnect my mind
Kill my heart and break my spine
Trade it in for something better like dishonesty
Well, let me off…

I’m freaking out
And there’s no coming down
We’re all just faces now
We’re lost within the crowd

Hands and knees are to the floor
Praying we can’t take no more
And the taxman’s at your door to bend you over
And there’s no opposition from the left
And the right’s a goddamn mess
A deadly pill we’ll all ingest
To get this over soon
Well let me off…

I’m freaking out
And there’s no coming down
We’re all just faces now
We’re lost within the crowd
No I’m not giving in
To legalized mortal sin
We’re all just faces now
We’re lost within the crowd
Track Name: Receiver
I can't sleep and it's late
And there's nothing to watch but the TV's on
And I don't want to stay awake
with my mind spinning circles on and off
There's really gotta be a better way
'cause I don't want to fake it today
And my heart's beating out loud
Take it all back now
Hush, don't make any noise

How many times did you pretend when you knew it?
When all I needed was a friend you left me there
I turn my goddamn radio off your receiver
And left my demons at the door
So let me go

I'm like the walking dead
with my head all fucked from the incident
Some things are better unsaid
when your words come out sound all negative
There really has to be a better place
A better place somewhere we can relate
And I don't want to give it up now
Screamin' our lungs out
Hush, don't make any noise
Track Name: Cornerstone
Hello, my friends
It’s good to see you on the other side
Way down by the water, dip your feet
Till you lose yourself in
Rays of sunshine and children laughing in the distance
Picture ourselves in fields of grass
Where’s there’s no more worry

This won’t let go
Who builds to watch it fall?
And I don’t wanna know
If we’ve lost it all
This is my cornerstone
In a world that’s falling apart
And we have left home tonight

Transmission send
I feel her love conquer our genocide
We place the flowers on the grave
Of the ones who’ve died in vein
Hold my hand now
Let’s take a trip around the universe
We feel our bodies breathe new life
Like the sun so close behind
Track Name: Darling
Step back, better think this out, oh no
You don’t wanna lose another year
She owns your heart but you don’t know where to go

We crossed tracks
And then we talked back
We kind of shared a laugh
Then it all poured out
This love is the one I need for me
But I cannot breathe
I couldn’t hold it in
I felt the wearing thin of the time that passed us by
Because we’ve got a promise that no one could ever deny
And we’ve lost control

My hands are tied behind me
The fear of never finding somebody
To shine a light so blinding
Not today
My eyes give me away

Hold up
Wait a minute
What’s goin’ down, you know?
Because I’m really kinda lovin’ this
So who’d a thought that she’d ever wanna get close?
But you’ll never know
The way she talks to me
It’s like a vivid dream that I don’t want to wake up from
And with looks that could kill she’s got me all over the floor
So we Rock ’N’ Roll

We on a brand new track
She’s still a heart attack up on the dance floor
She’s still got that power over me
I’m now weak in the knees
You know that I want this thing to grow
I don’t wanna let it go
I just wanna know that I matter so
Track Name: Spent Emotion
I’m like a broken record you know
I go on and on
And I keep looking at the phone
And you still don’t call
Don’t wanna face these problems alone
I hate them all
There’s blood and tears we sweat at home
I’m still trying

You can’t take it
Your heart’s breaking
Inside my soul is dying
Or are we just an afterthought?

Spent Emotion
You’ve got me hanging on a wire
But in this moment I am longing for desire
Back to the line and back to the line again

Too many days since you’ve been gone
I held the words on my tongue as it slipped down my lungs
And went head first straight into rush hour
Came out bloodied up with a voice that screamed louder
And on and it said
Track Name: Maybelline
Got into my car
We drove down to the local bar
Smoking cigarettes and laughing the whole way
You said, “Let’s get a room. I just wanna wake up to you”
And those words were all I needed at the time
It was foolish romance…

You’re the girl of my dreams
Falling for you, Angel Blue
It was pure at the seams
Had me shaking at my knees
But it wasn’t there for you
And I had to let you go

Now it’s nine months to the day
We swore we’d never end up this way
But those cigarettes are ashes from their flames
Now I barely talk to you
We’re different corners of the room
What did we ever think could come of selfish games?
It was foolish romance…

Slap some sense back into me
I’ve been thinking with this organ
That just leaves me lost and broke, Angel Face
You’re still the one for me
Maybe I’m talking in my sleep
And I just need someone to wake me from this dream
Track Name: Riptide
She’s been struttin’ down the street in her new dress
But underneath she’s a damsel in distress
Can you believe that she walked out in the morning?
No love, no nothing for you
All is lost, late night
Now you’re drinkin'
Call it quits, you’ve got everything to lose
Idiot, brain-dead, are you stupid?
You’re now drowning
In fact, you’re out on your own

Under attack
It’s up to us, it’s do or die
So take my hand
And pull me under your riptide
Is it in vein to say let’s give it one more try
Or walk away until the next goodbye

And with her gameface on so confident
She’s on another page and oblivious
Can you believe that these things keep repeating?
With no hope and not knowing what to do
Heavy thoughts, long-waits, and now she’s talkin'
I’m out of words ‘cause you know it’s not the truth
Giving up, but if only we were perfect
But hands down she’s the one you’ll never let go

All this time I was lost
Couldn’t find my way back home
The sea’s so large
A new year, a new day, a new direction
Headed back to safety in her arms

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