“The awkward transition of weaning myself off of you. Hearing your voice brings me crashing down. The crusade against my sanity is going well. I never wanted to be bitter but I’ve lost faith in us. I thought I’d know you forever, now I just wish this would end.”
back to the beginning. it’s the end of me. i wonder what it would be like if i didn’t know you. deconstruction of autopia. we agreed, if given a chance, we’d do it again. we’d do it the same. yes i feel sorry for you.
“And these sleepless nights. tossing and turning. The second most important part of me is untouchable. We had one night and not enough time. We all make mistakes. There’s nothing I can do. It’s just a part of life. Welcome to my life. This is me.”
Jeromes Dream was a Connecticut screamo band, active from 1997 to 2001. The band had a unique vocal style - singer Jeff Smith opted not to use a microphone while performing live, instead screaming unamplified at the top of his lungs. The band was known for playing very short sets, usually no longer than 10 minutes. According to Smith, they thought 10 minutes was all they needed to get their point across.
“Jeromes Dream cannot be described in words by any means. It is the sound of your id, your unconscious train of thought, battling with your consciousness. An introverted explosion. A dream.”
“In the last weeks of his life, Ted, a high school senior, drew fantasy cartoons and recorded his thoughts in a secret code that only a close friend could decipher. Part of Ted’s decoded obituary, written shortly before he killed himself read:
‘My I.Q. is one-hundred and fourty-two. My mind is diseased, that I know. I am going to kill myself. What a relief it was. I am so much better now. You cannot do wrong when you are dead. Time is infinite and we are at the beginning.’”
As you can see, the album covers are terribly similar. This is no coincidence. The Antlers intended one to listen to Hospice at the same time as Seeing Means More Than Safety by Jeromes Dream. Hear it for yourself.