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The Skinny: In July of 2010, Angel Eyes released an album called Midwestern that fell like an atomic bomb from the heavens, defying expectations and hurling unapologetic angst at a stagnant and dying human race. In the midst of the albums release, the band played a release show in Chicago on July 23rd. Also on the bill that night were like-minded labelmates Beneath Oblivion (Cincinnati, OH). After the show it was decided these two bands needed to be on a split with each other.

The B-side will feature one of the final recordings by Angel Eyes, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”. Undoubtedly the most beautiful piece of music in the band’s extensive catalog. This instrumental track traverses through a series of emotional tremolos and crescendos before crashing headfirst into the sonic anger only Angel Eyes can create. Then it’s gone just as quickly as it came, leaving you craving more – much like the band themselves. A proper approach to their upcoming final album, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” captures the band at their most vulnerable.

The two song split will feature artwork by Beneath Oblivion’s own Allen Lee Scott II (guitar), with design and layout duties handled by Nate Shumaker (of Northern Lights Industries and Lavinia), and will feature hand screenprinted covers done by Charlie Wagers (of Three Bears Design). 500 will be pressed and the 7″ will never be repressed. 100 will have red covers with matching red vinyl, 200 will have grey covers with matching grey vinyl, and 200 will have white covers with clear vinyl, all meticulously and lovingly hand screened and hand numbered.


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