Short Sharp Shocks by Anecdata was released on April 1, 2018. A bunch of short, sharp and – err – shocking tunes? Simple guitars, raw production and every song over and out in no time.

All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Anecdata. Recorded 2017 and 2018 in Glen Eden, west Auckland.

Stream it on Spotify, Apple Music and everywhere else. Download it from here, or head over to Bandcamp and get bonus songs ‘Daydreams’ and ‘We Don’t Have Any Power’, plus demo recordings and alternate mixes.

  1. Just a Car Anecdata 1:14
  2. Your Money is Mine Anecdata 1:37
  3. Siriscreen Anecdata 2:56
  4. Irrelevant Anecdata 3:13
  5. Be All and End All Anecdata 2:36
  6. On the Beach Anecdata 3:17
  7. So What? Anecdata 1:11
  8. Robots Evolved Anecdata 2:54
  9. You're Right, I Am Wrong Anecdata 1:09
  10. Expel Anecdata 2:13
  11. The Wait is Over Anecdata 2:15
  12. Killy Anecdata 1:43
  13. Proaction Anecdata 1:54
  14. Echelon Anecdata 2:03
  15. You Terrify Me Anecdata 2:18

Lyrics

Just a Car

i darken the tint and give it power
whatever the outcome,  in rush hour
it’s just a car, i know i’ve lost
i’m going to die in my mazda
’cause i can’t drive, and i don’t care for your rules
it’s just a car, i know i’ve lost
it’s just a car, i know i’ve lost

Your Money is Mine

you can fight off entropy, try and hold up certainty
fate will get you in the end, it’s true
your money is mine
spend a fortune at the bar, wish a penny on a star
it all ends up where it needs to be
but only for me, and not you
it all comes to me, and not you
i want it the most, can’t you tell?
it trickles on down to my shoes, i piss in my pants and you lose
your money is mine and ah well
deep down i’m a communist
a real enthusiast for wealth redistribution, in fact
your money is mine, and not yours
your labour is fine, just be poor
i want it the most, can’t you tell?

Siriscreen

memory, the story of my life
doublethink, the way i know it is
i don’t recall a time we weren’t at war with crime
in my sleep, the clutter walks in line
101, the order of the time
i swear that in my youth we weren’t at war with truth
the past erased, the time forgot
their lies became the truth
julia, the rest, we’ve got to say goodbye
their lies became the truth
ah well
telescreen, the siri of our future
telescreen, it cannot reach me now
it’s just a dream, but still they know somehow
don’t you call it a crutch, my phone is not in charge
crimes erased, acquittal by a few
can’t watch me, but i can watch you
mistakes are in the past and so are ours at last
the past erased, the time forgot
their lies became the truth
julia, the rest, we’ve got to say goodbye
their lies became the truth
my prison’s of my choosing, my prison’s optional
huxley’s the drug i mainline, soma’s unstoppable
and telescreen, the siri of our past

Irrelevant

they call us nobodies, irrelevant
in turn they come across benevolent
they don’t want us, that is okay
we’re a sentient irrelevance
and freedom’s overrated, what do you want?
it’s no life living as an individual
they want us? that is okay
we’re a sentient irrelevance now
i wanna be abducted by a mindless drone
i wanna be abducted so i’m not alone
i wanna be inducted to the hive in style
resistance doesn’t always have to be futile
cubes across galaxies, i’m not aware of any reason we shouldn’t be there
we don’t have to figure it out, they already have for us
and if i don’t have to sleep ever again, i would count that as a win
they want us? that is okay
we’re a sentient irrelevance now

Be All and End All

it’s another way to live
it’s another way to thrive
it’s not be all and end all
it’s another way to kill
it’s another way to die
it’s not be all and end all
why’d you have to say that?
why’d you have to go there?
and now you’ve ruined everything
everything that we worked for
she was the perfect, the perfect actress
she was invincible
she was the perfect, the perfect actress
she’s not replaceable
don’t you know

On the Beach

wake up on the beach, cool wind in my hair
and when the sun comes up, end of another new year’s eve
there’s time ahead of us and time behind
but looking to the future has never been as hard as this
what will i see and where will i go?
who will i be and what’ll i know?
what will i see and what will i do that’s worth it?
what will i see and where will i go?
what do i care and what do i know?
what will i see and what will i do that’s worth it?
that’s worth it
we’re all on our own, no savers in sight
don’t get in the deep end
that’s right, we’re on the beach – it’s all the deep end
rips everywhere
stopping from drowning has never been as hard as this
wake up in my bed, damp air in my hair
the sun has not risen, time to get back to work and die a little inside
holidays in mind
but looking to the future has never been as hard as this

So What

it’s 20-something and i cannot believe a thing
they taught us not to be sceptical of anything
advertising campaign, so what? so what?
an astroturfing campaign, so what? so what?
they got us when our minds were at their most malleable
they snared us when our wallets were the most valuable

Robots Evolved

i think i found it, this changes everything
you’re gonna hate it, it doesn’t mean a thing
i think i found it
the missing link between their world and our world
it doesn’t mean a thing and everything
oh yes i found it
we dug it up and yes, we are not human
we are not dinosaurs
we did not evolve, we weren’t a recipe of evolution
the consequences of our DNA
we are robots evolved, we are robots evolved
who have you told?
this is our secret, this is our mj12
the world’s not ready, they cannot help themselves
we’re not developed, we were just ready-made
and now we’re stuck here with no hope of going home

You're Right, I Am Wrong

i love atom bombs, i love infernos
i love asteroids, i love volcanoes
and i’m wrong, you’re right
i’m right, you’re wrong
you’re right, i am wrong
i love gerrymandering and televangelising
i wrote this song 20 years ago but it still applies
and i’m wrong, you’re right
i’m right, you’re wrong
you’re right, i am wrong

Expel

i tried my best to get rid of you
i tried to get someone else to pull the trigger
i wrote these words but no one fell under my spell
i wish you well, now go to hell
expel
i wish you well, now go to hell
and if you think i have softened on you
and come to understand what it is you do
then it would seem that we get our news in parallel

The Wait is Over

if you’re waiting for someone
someone like you
you could be waiting a long time
why don’t be true?
now the wait is over
no emotion is ever pure in this world
realising the martyrs didn’t die for you

Killy

on board discovery you don’t know what will be

bunk with a mutineer, be captain over there

i have to tell you this is so fucking cool you don’t know it

i could throw you in the brig

i have a badass wig

they call me ‘killy’ there, i kind of like the fear

i have to tell you this is so fucking cool you don’t know it

don’t take me home, i will rebel, just say farewell

talk when i’m nervous but this captain never cuts

i have to tell you this is so fucking cool you don’t know it

 

Proaction

she said i was ready, what little she knew
i’ve never seen combat, what little i knew
actions, actions
proaction, reaction
actions, actions
proaction, reaction
the vision is crucial, what little she knew
i need your approval, now matter how small, i do
and all the best plans that you could have
and all the worst people you could be
and all the same it would end up, well
it won’t compare, it won’t compare

Echelon

i am not essential, i am just a prophet in the back seat of your car
siren of the newborn, acting as an echelon
and my snooping keeps you safe from harm
not a clue what you know about us now
not a clue and just who the hell would know
not a clue what you know about us now
not a clue ’bout just where the hell we go
speak your mind now
pressure on our ears now, it was never my fault
surely you can manage well without ever knowing, passenger interfering
and my snooping keeps you safe from harm
speak your mind or hold your peace now
we know the truth, echelon

You Terrify Me

you terrify me with your confident line
you’re everything that i wanted inside
the pinnacle of this story of the criminal days, i am in love
everything i say, underprepared
and i’m not scared after all
the second i laid my eyes on your beautiful blue skies
and i’m not scared after all, and you should not be too
because you terrify me as much as i terrify you
you terrify me as the comets above, the tremors below, and the climate to come
the catalyst of this story of the criminal days, i am in love
you terrify me

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Short Sharp Shocks

Release Date : April 1, 2018
Artist : Anecdata
Genres : alt-rock, grunge, indie, new wave, post-punk, punk, rock