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Survivalist Tales!
Holy Sons
Partisan Records
Catalogue Number
Release Date
October 12, 2010

Emil Amos, world renowned as drummer of the illustrious experimental rock groups Om and Grails, has an increasingly prolific, though relatively unknown, solo career under the moniker Holy Sons. Home recording over 1000 songs since the project's inception in 1992, Amos has spent the better part of the last two decades honing his song writing and production skills over a wide swath of genres in a mission to capture his internal world sonically. Only a handful of shows have ever been played under the name (including opening stints for Quasi, Devendra Banhart, Will Oldham, J Mascis, Daniel Johnson, and a show at a community center in Dharmasala, India) and none of the records have been traditionally promoted, developing a dedicated underground fan-base through word of mouth alone.

Survivalist Tales is Holy Sons' 9th record, and represents the apex of Emil Amos' obsession to push stylistic genres to their breaking point while wrenching psyche-anthems out of the darkest frontiers of self-confrontation. The songs are a seemingly impossible blend of nightmarish Blade Runner-esque moog music with the darkest side of 70's easy-listening psyche and feature some of the most unabashedly soaring choruses Amos has ever put to tape. Combining avant-sound collage with lyrics culled from the hard-won truths of self-exploration, Survivalist Tales builds a beautiful imagining of future music.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Survivalist Intro 2:03 Buy

    Survivalist Intro

  2. 2 Payoff 5:35 Buy


  3. 3 From Home 2:09 Buy

    From Home

  4. 4 Look of Pain! 4:49 Buy

    Look of Pain!

  5. 5 Golden Child 3:27 Buy

    Golden Child

  6. 6 Reckless Liberation 4:10 Buy

    Reckless Liberation

  7. 7 Sympathetic Strings 2:59 Buy

    Sympathetic Strings

  8. 8 Slow Days 3:35 Buy

    Slow Days

  9. 9 Deprivation Thrills 6:09 Buy

    Deprivation Thrills

  10. 10 A Chapter Must Be Closed 2:55 Buy

    A Chapter Must Be Closed

  11. 11 Survivalist Outro 1:43 Buy

    Survivalist Outro

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