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Keane Gately
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Keane Gately I've been listening to these songs on and off since they came out, and Closing Door always keeps me coming back. Favorite track: The Closing Door.
Matt Schwerin
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Matt Schwerin More spicy-hot gumbo to spoon into your ears. LVL UP write great songs and there is just something charming (wish i could put charming in italics) about them. Favorite track: The Closing Door.
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Hayden Karnitz i will not admit this band is better w/o the topsider guy. i will not. been saying this for 3 years now. but i will say that they're getting close. blur is a top 8 lvl up song fer sure Favorite track: Blur.
Caleb McKend
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Caleb McKend Feels like home :) Favorite track: The Closing Door.
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jared levine This band is simply infectious! For me, The Closing Door might be my favorite song of 2015 thus far. It hits all the right spots and is a song anyone can get into. Definitely recommend giving this band a listen. Favorite track: The Closing Door.
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released July 16, 2015

LVL UP is Greg Rutkin, Nick Corbo, Dave Benton and Mike Caridi. Susannah Cutler makes keyboard contributions on The Closing Door.

Design by Tyler Gardosh.
Recorded at DBTS by the band.
Mixed by Mike Ditrio.
Mastered at Azimuth Mastering.



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Track Name: The Closing Door
i cant see the floor until you open the door, until you remember to let me in and pray no more -- let the body set the score, spirit sifting through your pores.

she's thinking there and back again, but i'm not even listening. i think i said something mean, but i'm not quite remembering. the closing door shows often in my dreams and sings to sleep the body inside me.

i don't know what i'm looking for. the closing door has brought my body here before.
Track Name: Blur
you come roaring through
dirt clouds blurred you out
i want to go home
i want to be alone
riding red eyed to no one's side

i heard you fell and forgot
so i got
this photograph of us in high school
before you saw me off
Track Name: Proven Water Rites
Remember me, when I'm free I'll be easy.
Nothing underneath.
Breathing fire, breathing steam.
Cut into thirds under all this smoke and solder.
"Walk towards the door spreading sulfur."
Proven Water Rites! Cast everything aside!
If I say (this) nine times in time it could bring me back to life.
Remember me when you wake up in the morning
and when you bear your teeth, put your feet up on the ceiling.
"Take this and eat." I've got lead, and friends who love me, pepper, heat, blood, and urine.
Proven Magic Rites! Sweep everything outside!
If I say (this) nine times in time it could bring me back to life.

The mountain offers me:
clarity and comforting things
repetition and alchemy
light and energy.
The mountain offers me:
space and electricity
sulfur and circuitry for this burning effigy.

Proven Water Rites! Walk into the night!
If I say (this) nine times in time it could bring me back to life.

Remember me, when I'm free I'll be easy.