ALPHA HOPPER- Alpha Hex Index

by Alpha Hopper

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1.
The fire blazes and the sun strays Sitting, waiting for, waiting for the long day Red Landscape twisting road in the devil’s way, Sitting, waiting for, waiting for the long day Heart running faster and faster with every new shadow in the day The whisper of the wind, my only friend, keeping me sane In the desert in the west with no name Starts waiting game In the desert in the west with no name Things will never be the same The fire blazes and the sun strays Sitting, waiting for, waiting for the long day Red Landscape twisting road in the devil’s way, Sitting, waiting for, waiting for the long day Heart running faster and faster with every new shadow in the day The whisper of the wind, my only friend, keeping me sane In the desert in the west with no name Starts waiting game In the desert in the west with no name Things will never be the same In the desert in the west with no name Starts waiting game In the desert in the west with no name Things will never be the same, things will never be the same
2.
It’s what I got, I know it’s not a lot It’s what I got, I know it’s not a lot These hands, these hands are not moons, they’re not stars But they’re ours This face, this face has seen both sides of you And I know both to be true These veins, they run the path like thousands of lifelines I offer them, they’re yours and mines, yours and mines These palms, these palms have been so sore But they’ve been so good before, they’ve been so good before So good before So good before So good before So good before My arms are not the universe My arms are not the universe My arms are not the universe My arms are not the universe They help me invert, they let me inverse They let me invert, they let me draw a course They let me invert, they let me inverse They let me have two paths, for better not worse And it gets better of course And it gets better of course And it gets better of course And it gets better of course For better, not worse For better, not worse
3.
Big Body 02:41
Naturally, I think of you truly Naturally, becoming real to me Naturally, I know how you see me, Naturally, I know how you see me Naturally, I feel you think you’re we Naturally, becoming one with me Naturally, I know how you see me Naturally, I know how you see me Big body, big ego I know, I know Big body, big ego I know, I know I know, I know I know I know I know I know Naturally, I feel you, I feel me Naturally, that’s how it will be Naturally, I know how you seem me Naturally, I know how you see we Big body big, ego, I know I know You precious life you Big body big, ego, I know I know You precious life you Big body big, ego, I know I know You precious life you Big body big, ego, I know I know You precious life you
4.
En-Skin 02:09
Run Roxie Run Roxie Run Run Roxie Run Roxie Run Run Roxie Run Roxie Run Run Roxie Run Roxie Run They need you, the bleed for you They need you, they feed on you They need you, the bleed for you They need you, they feed on you En-panther, wear your fur You have your road, you have your car Wear your fur You have your road, you have your car Run Roxie Run Run Roxie Run Run Roxie Run Run Roxie Run En-lion Skin yourself, they can’t pull you apart You have your head, you have your heart They can’t pull you apart You have your head, you have your heart They can’t pull you apart You have your head, you have your heart They can’t pull you apart You have your head, you have your heart Heart, heart, heart
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The Goods 03:04
If you want to play games, I’ll play games If you want to fight fair, I’ll fight fair If you want to cheat, I’ll cheat If you want to play dirty, I’ll go there But I found out something nice I don’t want no second place I don’t want no consolation prize I don’t want no consolation prize I want I want I want the very best I want I want I want the finest I want the merchandise I want the merchandise I want the merchandise If you want to play games, I’ll play games If you want to fight fair, I’ll fight fair If you want to cheat, I’ll cheat But I found out something nice I don’t want no second place I don’t want no consolation prize I don’t want a consolation prize I want the merchandise
7.
Block the view Block the view Block the view I don’t need to see you Burn the link Burn the link Burn the link And let that ship sink It’s Sunday night It’s Sunday night It’s Sunday night I won’t sleep tonight If I know you’re going to go I won’t go, and that’s alright A star is born A star it glows A star explodes, And that’s alright The spirit flows The spirit rises The spirits fall And that’s alright The lovers make The lovers take The lovers break And that’s alright It’s all right, we put up a fair fight, it’s alright, its alright Block the view Block the view Block the view I don’t need to see you Burn the link Burn the link Burn the link And let that ship sink It’s Sunday night It’s Sunday night It’s Sunday night I won’t sleep tonight If I know you’re going to go I won’t go, and that’s alright That’s all right, we put up a fair fight, that’s alright, that’s alright That’s all right, we put up a fair fight, that’s alright, that’s alright Blessed by the angel of living your life Blessed by the angel of doing just fine Blessed by the angel of living your life Blessed by the angel of doing just fine, doing just fine Saved by the feeling of feeling it’s right Saved by the feeling of feeling it’s right
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She jumps in pits like it’s nothing Rides bikes on highways like it’s nothing Long hair streaming like it’s nothing Wrestles snakes like it’s nothing She’s too much and not enough The two She’s too much for me and you Calling lightning like it’s nothing Moving mountains like it’s nothing Starting fires like it’s nothing Stealing kisses like it’s nothing She’s too much and not enough The two She’s too much for me and you She’s too much and not enough The two She’s too big for me and you Calling lightning like it’s nothing Moving mountains like its nothing Starting fires like its nothing Starting fires like its nothing Starting fires like its nothing
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10.
Spiral 02:26
You close your eyes, you look for a disguise But that deep pattern, that ever turning pattern, lets you spill like the ocean It’s ok, it’s ok it’s ok to show your emotion It’s ok, it’s ok it’s ok to show your emotion It turns, it turns it spirals, in slow motion In dreams, it haunts, it haunts, it gives you the notion It’s ok, it’s ok it’s ok to show your emotions It’s ok, it’s ok it’s ok to show your emotions Give me your, gimme gimme gimme your strongest potion Give me your, gimme gimme gimme your strongest potion I didn’t want to do it even on a dare Now going down the spiral is my one affair Fine fine, I’ll tell you everything That’s what you really want, more than anything Fine fine, I’ll tell you everything That’s what you really want, more than anything Fine fine, I’ll tell you everything That’s what you really want, more than anything Fine fine, I’ll tell you everything I’ll tell you everything I’ll tell you everything
11.
Third Man 03:49
There’s madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me I need warmth, I need human company Never needed warmth and human company Third man walking beside me, third man nudging along me Third man talking next to me Right up to the edge with me Pushing and pushing and pushing Higher and higher and higher We can be part of the mountain Higher and higher and higher There’s madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me Madness in the mountains around me I need warmth, I need human company I need warmth and human company Third man walking beside me, third man nudging along me Third man talking next to me Right up to the edge with me Pushing and pushing and pushing Higher and higher We can be part of the mountain Higher and higher One step, then two steps then three steps Higher and higher Snowy peaks warmer than fire Higher and higher Hallucination companion Hallucination companion Hallucination companion
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"A bartender, a personal trainer, a graphic designer, and an immigration attorney walk into a practice space..."
ALPHA HOPPER will release their new LP, “Alpha Hex Index” on November 20th, 2020 through Hex Records.
Alpha Hopper has previously released two other LPs through Radical Empathy, One Percent Press, and guitarist John Toohill’s own Swimming Faith imprint.
Formed in Buffalo, New York in 2014, Alpha Hopper creates a frenetic stew of guitar-driven rock'n'roll with ingredients from punk, hardcore, noise rock, and no-wave. Their 3rd LP "ALPHA HEX INDEX" shows them deeper than ever down their rabbit hole. Sassy, snotty vocals punctuating the ever growing wall of catchy, bizarre riffs and prison break drum beats. Dummy math, noise-rock for art-punk drop outs.
For “Alpha Hex Index” the band decided to record the effort themselves in their homes. Pandemic-related shelter in place recommendations caused some hiccups in being able to track the entire effort in a single block, and instead recording sessions were conducted in intervals when the members could safely get together and hash out their respective parts. Once they were satisfied with the mix they handed things over to engineer John Angelo (Gwar, Every Time I Die, Gas Chamber) to handle mastering duties.


Drummer Douglas Scheider:
"Alpha Hopper has always been a science fiction punk band. Not like test tubes and a thing growing in the basement sci-fi, but isolation in an endless expanse sci-fi, gradual concessions until you no longer recognize yourself sci-fi, a confrontation with a power in which you can't quite find humanity sci-fi. You can hear that in Irene's lyrics, but there's also something about the way we write music that ends up feeling like we're a tiny crew far adrift in a suspiciously life-sustaining vessel. We've always had this policy of trying anything anyone in the band brings to the table, and it's a rare contribution that doesn't make it to a finished song. There's a sense of vastness and possibility. Yet the more we work on a part together, the weirder and more undeniably Hopper it gets. It's like we draw it in, synthesize it, like bees making honey or some mighty, ancient calculation engine grinding through an unexpected request. A tiny spec of light glinting mechanically across the cosmos, together. There's days where we all feel like the old friends that we are, sharing snack intel and planning pointlessly elaborate excursions, and nights where we feel like a broken band of explorers who traded cowboy hats for diving masks and who are beginning to think this has been a one way mission all along. This record is timely because even though we wrote it back when you could survive kissing a stranger, it's meant for people who have been looking out a tiny window wondering if there's really anyone else out there. This record is the suddenly too-clear signal cutting through the hissing and static background of long work calls and digital happy hours that you've forgotten you've learned to ignore, a transmission from far closer than the monitor you could touch your tongue to, the relay down the mine shaft as you gasp for air and clutch a radio you didn't know still works. This record is the only cargo we haven't jettisoned. Ryan recorded and mixed this album while we were practicing hiding our faces, and it's the most Alpha Hopper we've ever sounded. We wrote these songs in a shipping depot on the Buffalo waterfront while the carpet rotted out beneath our feet and the mold grew down black and grey from the ceilings. We all thought about these songs and hummed and tapped them on the desks at our offices and over the rims of our coffee cups and sometimes when we were casting around our beds when we were awake and didn't want to be. We play these songs with our hands and sing them with our mouths and made them for you to shout and dance and cry to. Thank you we are Alpha Hopper."

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