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Since abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of 2012’s breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness,Basement’s intensely devoted following has only grown. Promise Everything is the band’s full-length return to writing and recording since the break. Challenged by the spacing out of members not only across the country - but across the globe - Promise Everything was written by piecing together songs without the luxury of a space or even a time zone to share. Perhaps this is why upon listening, Promise Everything feels like a conversation between different people, revealing different moods and feelings throughout. This conversation shifts and evolves, filtering subtle, tasteful alternative rock touchstones through the band’s unmatched melodic lens. More clearly aggressive songs like “Brother’s Keeper” and title track “Promise Everything” situate Basement at the forefront of the rock world, pairing that aggression with an inherent sense of melody. On the standout track “Aquasun,” lyrical flow and melody overtake the listener while overt meaning gives way to musicality and its nuance. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement’s musical conversation has been one that has lingered even when after it was interrupted too soon by their premature & luckily temporary break, - and as their first true cohesive document, Promise Everything is only the beginning of what Basement has to say.

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released January 29, 2016

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Track Name: Brothers Keeper
Sit and wait and count my hate,
I’ll be adding up for days.

Feelings come and go.
I will let you know.

1 and 1 is never fun,
Pull the thread I come undone.

See the numbers as they fade away,
And the letters that you wrote I saved.
I wont read them for I’m not that brave,
But I keep them so that I can say…

That I cared. I cared.

Feelings come and go.
I will let you know.

1 and 1 is never fun,
Pull the thread.

I am brother Cain,
Keep no one close or safe.
I deny, I deny,
I’ll reply, I’ll reply,
On your grave.
I owe you everything.
Track Name: Hanging Around
Hanging around for a sound,
Or a light to guide my sight,
Far away from the ground.
Open my mind to find,
That I must have lost the cost,
While waiting in line.

Give me the news, I’ll be alright.

Help me be me away from you.
Sign posts, mind flows;
It’s overdue.

Find me a sign for to shine,
And pretend to comprehend,
Why I wasted my time.
Hand me a clue I can lose,
And mistake for my escape,
From the old and the new.

Man or boy, black or blue.

Help me be me away from you.
Sign posts, mind flows;
It’s overdue.
Track Name: Lose Your Grip
The rope from which I’m hanging from,
It is thinning, short and worn.
I hope when I am reborn,
There are knives where should be arms.

I know, I know, I know,
I wrote this,
I will not be pushed around.
And so, and so, and so,
I hope this,
Makes you feel less overwhelmed.
Hand shakes in time,
I’ll take what’s mine.

Old friend tell me, do you even care?
That you your name,
Will now be dragging in the dirt?

I know, I know, I know,
I wrote this,
I will not be pushed around.
And so, and so, and so,
I hope this,
Makes you feel less overwhelmed.
Hand shakes in time,
I will take.

Am I moving on or giving in?
Can we end this conversation?
Track Name: Aquasun
So I will run away from all I can see in front of me,
I will lay and talk of my hopes and dreams to make it seem,
That a light can shine and brighten up the darkest things
But a light can't shine enough to light up these memories

Dive into me,
Dive into me,
I'll meet you on the water there sometime.

So say the words before you leave and tear my heart off of my sleeve,
And show me you believe in me.

Dive into me,
Dive into me,
I'll meet you on the water there sometime.

I'll swim half way,
If you swim half way.
Words help me believe,
But this is killing me.

Dive into me,
Dive into me,
I'll meet you on the water there sometime.
Track Name: Submission
I made mistakes.
You give, I take.
I try for our sake.
Too little, too late.

I go, you stay.
You bend, I break.
Stay strong, save face.
Too little, too late.

Would you listen even if I said I lied?
Would you tell me even if you knew I tried?
Moving mountains just to help for me to see.
I fell so easy.
Track Name: Oversized
Hiding notes in a secret place,
I know it's so,
Close my eyes and see aeroplanes,
And so it goes,
Crossing numbers and counting days,
For you to see,
Fingers move and anticipate,
I skip a beat.

Hand me your eyes. Oversized.
I can see through. My disguise.

I’m with you when I’m by myself,
At least I feel,
Like its true with a little help,
And you can tell,
My heart beats faster when you speak,
And do you know,
Heaven comes only for a week,
And then it goes.

Hand me your eyes. Oversized.
I can see through. My disguise.
Show me your mind. Hypnotise.
Cover your mood. Heavy lies.
Track Name: Promise Everything
Win me with a smile,
Burn me with your eyes.
Living just to please,
Turn and make me leave,

"When I'm high I'm high
When I'm low I'm low"
Hot or cold,
Its going to show.

Promise everything.
Until tomorrow comes again.

I won't ask for love,
I know it's there, just covered up.

"When I'm high I'm high
When I'm low I'm low"
Hot or cold,
Its going to show.

Feeling like a child
Tremble in the night.
I love you but you try,
To kill me every time.
Turn around and end as you begin.
Promise nothing.
Track Name: Halo
Halo so low, should have known it was you.
Halo so low, should have known it was you.
Halo so low, I’m scared I’ll fall right through.
Halo so low, should have known it was you.

You.

Say hello,
And blind me as you go.
It’s sweet, so sweet.
Your glory shines on me.

You.

Halo so low, should have known it was you.
Halo so low, should have known it was you.