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This is the third full length studio album from Montreal stumble punks Society's Ills.

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released June 10, 2017

Society's Ills are:
Bass and back up vocals - Skid Marc
Drums and no mic - Brent Over
Lead Vocals - The Naj
Guitar and back up vocals - Danarky

Engineered and mixed by Ron aka Ryan Battistuzzi at Beatbox R
Mastered by Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room

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SOCIETY'S ILLS Montréal, Québec

Montreal's finest stumble punks!

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"[for] those who like their punk rock fast, loud and raw" - Punknews.org

"their self-titled full-length is more than just a fluke ― over these 14 songs, the quartet fire off a searing [...] blast of rattling melodic hardcore" - Exclaim.ca

#5 ON THE EARSHOT NATIONAL LOUD CHART (Jan 2012)
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Track Name: Winter
I haven't seen the sun since Sunday
I haven't seen my friends since then
I wish this room just had a window
To see outside every now and again

These four walls are closing in on me

The winter sun
Lights up the sky
The warmth that it conveys
Is something of a lie
When days are short
And nights are long
The air will cut your breath
And chill you to the bone
To the bone
Track Name: The Floor
Tell me something
Have you ever been
Around here by this place before
Have you sought the comfort
As I often sought
That can only be found on the floor

Where did I misplace the time
Why must it run why must it hide
Each time I step into the black
That missing time ain’t coming back

Tell me something
Have you ever been
Around here by this place before
Have you sought the comfort
As I often sought
That can only be found on the floor
If we can find solace
Something to console us
In such a wretched state of disgrace
If there’s a will there’s a way
A way out of this place
Out of this headspace
Out of this headspace
Track Name: The Great Unknown
The rules of the game have changed
The goal posts now rearranged
Disoriented, in a daze
The great unknown's a welcome place

Lay waste to all that stands
Create a blank slate
Make haste, start anew
And turn a new page
Begin - and end - begin - and end

When normalcy leaves a bad taste
A change in gears, a change in pace
A 180, an about face 'cause
The great unknown's a welcome place

No sense in fearing anything
Except for fear itself
But expect the unexpected
And the unforeseen as well
Embrace the perpendicular 
over the parallel 
And know that the greatest challenge
May be against yourself
Track Name: Line of Sight
Farewell, So long
When you can’t tell apart the right from wrong
It’s time to part ways from where you don’t belong

Right now feel like things are going to be alright
Everything’s now clear as day and night
Black and white
The fog’s lifted for a clear line of sight

Distinct, decline
Just walk away while there’s still time
You don’t want to be the canary in the coal mine
Track Name: Only a Fool
Only a fool
Will presuppose;
Will take for granted
That all of those
Pillars of support won't just fall like dominoes

Hold on to what you've got
Don't let it slip away
You're lucky and then you're not
Your world can change in a day

Only a fool
Would dare betray
The bond, the union;
The loyalty,
That which prevents a fall into disarray

Hold on to what you've got
Don't let it slip away
You're lucky and then you're not
Your world can change in a day

When trust is gone/ You've lost it all
When trust is gone/ You've lost it all
When trust is gone/ You've lost it all
You've lost it all/ lost it all/ lost it all/ lost it all
Yeah just a single misstep and you're in for quite a fall
Track Name: A Moral Quandary
Why don’t we always stake out the moral high ground
If it’s true that actions speak louder than words
How do we deal with the fallout – the consequences
In turn

Time now to look at the lesson learned here
Time now to give up on autonomy
Doesn’t this play into a culture of fear
Erosion of reason
A moral quandary

When we stand up for our personal freedom
The burden of proof is often out of reach
Must prepare ourselves to be disheartened, denigrated
In turn
Track Name: Plaintes de bruit
Je ne comprends pas les gens
Les osties d’innocents
Qui s’ostinent, qui font des plaintes de bruit

Si l’niveau de décibels
Te donne des ennuis
T’as pas vraiment d’affaire ici

Si t’aime pas la musique mon ostie de tabarnak
Ne déménage pas au-dessus d’une salle de spectacles

Je ne veux pas faire face
À une autre fermeture de salle
C’est une perte historique pis ça me fait chier

La solution ce n’est pas
Des nouveaux panneaux sonores
C’est au con de décrisser

Sacre ton camp de notre quartier ostie de tabarnak
Ne déménage pas au-dessus de nos salles de spectacles

Et pour la ville qui se dit tellement fière
De sa culture musicale si diverse
Et qui traite le tout avec des amendes sévères
Mange d’la marde
Track Name: Writing on the Wall
I can see the writing on the wall
Its cryptic prose evades us all

I can’t stop the sky from falling
I can see it’s not my place
I can’t stop the sun from burning up, burning out,
Turning in (for the night)

I can hear voices carry in the wind
But the message is convoluted and won’t sink in

Who knows if time
Is on our side
So buckle in
Enjoy the ride
Because that time
Stops on a dime
Swallows you in
Track Name: Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a logician

Philosopher, mathematician,

Cryptanalyst with intuition
 

Up against the enigma machine

He cracked the code of the Nazis

Ensuring the Allied victory
 


Alan Turing was the creator 

of an early predecessor

To the modern day computer 
 

But rather than being commended

Respected and adulated 

He was chemically castrated
 


Cause in '52 in the UK

It was illegal to be gay

And that meant he had to pay


In the absence of accolades

this bright light would fade

And take his own life away
Track Name: So Far to Go
We don't do most things right, in fact we get most wrong
And hurried plans take twice as long
But when we clear those walls and end up on the other side
We got so much more out of the ride

So far to go

We have come all this way but it is also true
We've stumbled most of the way through
And though we've been around, and seen a thing or two
There is just so much left to do

We have
So far to go
Track Name: Shotgun Menard


He started out a delinquent, a real piece of work

One night in his troubled youth; broke into a church

Pissed into holy water, drank communion wine

This wouldn’t be the last time the boy would cross the line


Age twelve he and a friend plotted to rob a bank

Plans were foiled, had his grandmother to thank

Hauled away in handcuffs, off to boarding school

Shaped up 'cause he got the strap
For breaking all the rules



Shotgun Menard



Eventually he chose to be a cop in '59

It wasn't long before his life was on the line

His rough and tumble style made him stick out from the pack

Moved to undercover he was on the fast track


Fireman's helmet and lots of fake IDs

He became a man of many identities

It's no wonder he was known as Crazy Bob

He brought down the boss
Of the local mob



Shotgun Menard



He lived a violent life, dealt brutal justice

to hardened criminals, when he shot he never missed
But one day the other guy wore a bulletproof vest

And Shotgun Menard took a bullet
A bullet to the chest
but still he said



I have no regrets and I’m not afraid

I have no regrets and I’m not afraid

I have no single regret

And I'm not afraid of dying