a silver mt zion

13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of Your Bed
A Silver Mt. Zion
13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of Your Bed

13 Angels Standing Guard ‘Round the Side of Your Bed
A Silver Mt. Zion
He Has Left Us Alone, But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms (2000)

God bless our dead marines (second movement)
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
God bless our dead marines (second movement)

Lost a friend to cocaine, couple friends to smack
Troubled hearts map deserts, and they rarely do come back
Lost a friend to oceans, lost a friend to hills
Lost a friend to suicide, lost a friend to pills
Lost a friend to monsters, lost a friend to shame
Lost a friend to marriage, lost a friend to blame
Lost a friend to worry, and lost a friend to wealth
Lost a friend to stubborn pride
And then I lost myself

I love my dog and she loves me
The world’s a mess and so are we
She tumbles long green muddy fields
Sick with joy and glee
And as she dreams sweet puppy dreams
Whimpering gently

Built Then Burn (Hurrah! Hurrah!)
A Silver Mt. Zion
Built Then Burn (Hurrah! Hurrah!)

The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - “Built then Burnt [Hurrah! Hurrah!]”

Born Into Trouble as Sparks Fly Upward (2001)

“Good words,

Strong words,
Words that could’ve moved mountains,
Words that no one ever said,
We were all waiting to hear those words,
And no one ever said them.
And the tactics never hatched.
And the plans were never mapped.
And we all learned not to believe.
And strange lonesome monsters loafed through the hills wondering why:
And it is best to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever wonder why.”


Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial

Orchestra 4/19/14

I’ve read once an interview with Efrim Menuck. He said that he hates rock magazines and festivals sponsored by beer companies. The idea was that the band should perform their music but show business just uses musicians to sell some shit to people. Groups are used to fill the gaps between the advertisements.


2010: Leonard Cohen - “Closing Time”

Looks like freedom but it feels like death / it’s something in between, I guess

2014: A Silver Mt. Zion - “Goodbye Desolate Railyard”

Everybody gets a little lost sometimes…

2017: Hurray for the Riff Raff - “Pa’lante”

Well I just wanna prove my worth – On the planet Earth, and be, something

(I totally stole this idea from @antarcticabysea because I love it.)

Culturally, I think you could argue that end of the world has already happened certainly—that we were born into it, even. That’s just late capitalism though. The most horrid thing to me about the way we seem to live now—it’s most evil trait—is the degree to which we’ve all been convinced that there’s no point in even thinking of an alternative. We all endeavor and try our best, while all the time continuing to stagnate internally. That’s the saddest thing about contemporary living I think.
—  Efrim Manuel Menuck
my shit taste

tagged by @sending-those-signals

Putting my library on shuffle and posting first 15 choons

  1. Pss Pss - Death Grips
  2. Stonemilker - Bjork
  3. Mal poli - Yelle
  4. Orange Coloured Sky - Nat King Cole
  5. Once In a Lifetime - Talking Heads
  6. 8am Union Station - Venetian Snares
  7. story - clipping.
  8. Inanimate Sensation - Death Grips
  9. Weird Tales / Electric Frost / Golgotha / Altar of Melektaus - Electric Wizard
  10. Right Start (Unfinished Outtake) - Talking Heads
  11. collect (skit) - clipping.
  12. get.it (feat. Kill rogers & TiVO) - clipping.
  13. 1,000,000 Died To Make This Sound - Silver Mt. Zion 
  14. Гоп FM (DJ Pelix Remix) - XS Project Hardbass
  15. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

And I’m compelled by the copypasta to tag 5 more ppl 

@hepetitisandronicus @aspergersrobot @sunandreign @whatsthescenario 




Julian, at the head of the long table, rises to his feet and lifts his wineglass. “Live forever,” he says. And the rest of us rise too, and clink our glasses across the table, like an army regiment crossing sabres: Henry and Bunny, Charles and Francis, Camilla and I. “Live forever,” we chorus, throwing our glasses back in unison. And always, always, that same toast. Live forever.

i. ashes in the snow, mono // PROLOGUE // ii. ekki múkk, sigur rós
iii. 13 angels standing guard ‘round the side of your bed, silver mt zion // RICHARD // iv. another story, the head and the heart
v. your first light, my eventide, the echelon effect // CAMILLA // vi. heavy in your arms, florence + the machine
vii. eros, ludovico einaudi // CHARLES // viii. sex on fire, kings of leon vs. ludovico einaudi
ix. distilling roses, berliner philharmoniker // FRANCIS // x. love is a losing game, daley
xi. dusk to dawn, emancipator // BUNNY // xii. daniel in the den, bastille
xiii. boy 1904, jónsi & alex // HENRY // xiv. icarus, bastille
xv. reach for the dead, boards of canada // EPILOGUE // xvi. killed the lord, left for the new world, this will destroy you


Top 10 Albums of 2014:

  1. Benji
    Sun Kil Moon 
    Favorite tracks:  Carissa, I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love, Ben’s My Friend

  2. Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
    Damien Jurado
    Favorite tracks: Silver Joy, Silver Katherine, Silver Timothy

  3. Range of Light
    S. Carey
    Favorite tracks: Glass/Film, Crown the Pines, The Dome

  4. Gone Girl Soundtrack
    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    Favorite tracks: Just Like You, Sugar Storm, Background Noise

  5. They Want My Soul
    Favorite tracks: New York Kiss, Rent I Pay, They Want My Soul

  6. Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
    Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra
    Favorite tracks:  What We Loved Was Not Enough, Austerity Blues

  7. My Favourite Faded Fantasy
    Damien Rice
    Favorite tracks: Colour Me In, The Greatest Bastard, It Takes A Lot to Know a Man

  8. I Never Learn
    Lykke Li
    Favorite tracks: Gunshot, No Rest for the Wicked, Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone

  9. Warpaint
    Favorite tracks: Biggy, Keep it Healthy, Disco/Very

  10. Are We There
    Sharon Van Etten
    Favorite tracks: Afraid of Nothing, Taking Chances, Break Me

For last years list, click here.