Retirement

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about

HANNAHBAND are a primal post-punk duo out to blur the lines between pop and aggressive music.

This is an album you've been longing for without knowing it. Primal and pure, it’ll have you both tapping your feet and clenching your teeth.

You can’t help but feel cleansed after walking away.

'Retirement' is another gem from Australia’s vibrant underground music scene. Fans of Against Me!, La Dispute, Joy Division and Cloud Nothings will find much to love on 'Retirement.'

credits

released March 10, 2015

Recorded, produced and mixed by Matheson Vaughn and Benjamin Rivers at Dropout in Yarraville, Victoria, August 2014.

Mastered by Michael William Sale.

Additional vocals by Jess Locke.

Thanks to: Matt for his time and dedication. Rivers for his passion and enthusiasm. Lachlan Dale for believing in the project. Chris Horry for sharing his space with us. Ezzy for the art. And the following people for lending us gear: Fitzy, Chris Rawsthorne, Ned Claridge, and Chris Horry. Shout out to all our friends and their respective bands who continuously inspire us. XOX

Layout and Design by Erin O’Brien.

Co-released with LessTalk Records.

All songs available for download at hannahband.bandcamp.com

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Track Name: Receding hairline
Before the cracks creep / onto our foreheads

and our eyes sink / all blackened and exhausted

we should...

See how far we can push this / touch a nerve

One more lap, around the block / couldn’t hurt



Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down

Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down



So set in our ways we do not / notice how stubborn

We have become, we cannot see / our own grey stubble

Stupid metaphors about / burning the ends of candles

A decade of wasted youth can get a little hard to handle



Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down

Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down



I couldn’t think of / anywhere I’d rather be

The only time I’m happy / is when I am next to you.
Track Name: G morals
From the outside looking in

its easy to suggest letting go,

It’s hard to remove yourself

when it all that you know,

Mixing with the sort of people

you spent years trying to escape,

Begin to question the compromises

you’ve had to make,



One day we will all have children

and force to live the same lives we did,

Where is the fun in that?

There is no fun in that!



Just do what you want

but don’t hurt anyone,



Addicts have empathy

you don’t have anything,



It’s not accidental

thats why its poisonous,



If you love someone take care of them,



Just do what you want

but don’t hurt anyone,



If you love someone take care of them,



It’s not accidental

thats why its poisonous,



If you love someone take care of them,



Just do what you want

but don’t hurt anyone,



If you love someone take care of them,
Track Name: You have a beautiful invoice
You want the world to acknowledge / your talent

and say that you’re capable

You demand a seat / but bring nothing to the table,



It is see through / forever fake

The calculated image / you portray



I can’t even pretend to be enthused

I can’t even pretend to be enthused



Just get your money and get out of here,

just get your money and get out of here

You’ve got your money now get out of here

you’ve got your money now get out of here,



Sing a song / sing it beautifully

When you open your mouth / it means nothing to me,

Sing a song / sing it beautifully

When you open your mouth / it means nothing to me.
Track Name: I will let you down
I’ll worry for the both of us / I’ll over-think it all through

Make plans n lock them in / seven o’clock table for two



you can walk on me if the grounds hot / I’ll chew gravel for food

you can leak every secret that I foolishly shared with you, because I will...



I will, let you, down

yes I will, I will I will

Let you down,

I will, let you, down

yes I will, I will I will

Let you down,



I am human you will see

I will let you down

as you did to me,

I am human you will see

I will let you down

as you did to me.
Track Name: No, no regrets
I do not believe / in having no regrets

I want to learn / from the fuck ups

that i haven’t made yet

So i wont wave my hands around / like i just don’t care

won’t pretend I’m doing fine or that I’m not scared



so i say, no No Regrets

I’m actually looking forward to them

perfecting trail and error

one day i’ll be a better person, for you



Can’t work out how long its been

getting older / acting cleaner

‘it takes time’ or ‘time heals all’

when i say sorry i will actually mean it



I will say, no No Regrets

I’m actually looking forward to them

perfecting trail and error

one day i’ll be a better person,

one day i’ll be a better person,

one day i’ll say sorry n probably mean it

one day i’ll be a better person,

for you
Track Name: She came as a wedding
I search for balance without complacency

I’m picking my battles a little more carefully

If you work it out for me, please let me know

I’m still hanging on, and i wont let go



But you / I won’t give up on you

Towel in hand / never giving in



Trying to be fit and sorting out my life

there is nothing to healthy about being alive,

We try to be ethical human beings

without understanding what that means,



But you / I won’t give up on you

Towel in hand / never giving in

I just don’t wanna hurt anyone

I just don’t wanna fuck it up anymore
Track Name: I don't know a thing about you
Holding on to long / a goal thats to strong

Private jokes shared / fish stories compared

A one in all win / for the captive grin

We struggle from hi to hey / untill its time to say,



I don’t know a thing about you



There is no lead / now who is the stranger

Cannon fodder feed / its the hay day of danger

Flat line touching / needs a bump again

Always much be laughing / cuz endlessly we’re friends,



I don’t know a thing about you



Let it all go / let it all go.
Track Name: Retirement
After ten years of banging / my head against the wall

I have a perpetual headache and a ringing in my ears

The mornings after / are getting harder / much harder than before

but i still find myself waking up in my pants and shoes on strangers kitchen floor



I still get the shakes / when i talk

my hands fidget / my back hurts

This is letting go



This is letting go / instead of giving up

retirement of an idea that we loved so much

Cliches like ‘two to tango’ they start to ring true

I have no idea what happened to me and you



I still get the shakes / when i talk

my hands fidget / my back hurts

this is letting go



We don’t need seclusion

we’re lonely more than enough

but i will not give you the means to hurt the things i love



This is cathartic / I really need this

It is so much more than / hot headed screaming



This is letting go / instead of giving up

retirement of an idea that we loved so much

cliches like ‘two to tango’ they start to ring true

I have no idea what happened to me and you
Track Name: Show them love
trying on downsizing / working on a smaller scale

my body, finally rejecting / living this way



cut out the parts that make you feel sick

keep the rest / keep the rest

and cherish it

remove the things that hurt too much

keep the rest / keep the rest

and show them love

(forever or as long as you can)



leaving behind people / i am cutting to the core

separating passion / from the hot dull bores



cut out the parts that make you feel sick

keep the rest / keep the rest

and cherish it

remove the things that hurt too much

keep the rest / keep the rest

and show them love

(forever or as long as you can)



its harder than i thought / letting go of my life from before

vices dig their heels in / theyre not going anywhere