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After a year of work we are proud to present our debut full length album. This version is the highest quality you will be able to find on the internet without purchasing the CD itself. This larger file size makes for the best audio experience possible.

Enjoy from beginning to end, full of songs ranging in subject matter from relationships, to androids, conspiracy theories, and of course love.

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released April 1, 2013

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Thank you for taking the time to pick up a copy of our debut album. We write, record, and perform our music because it is our passion, and our goal is to share it with you. If you would like to know more about us, would like us to perform near you, or are interested in any other music or memorabilia we offer, you can visit us at our website: www.handsomemidnight.com

Thank you for listening,

-Handsome Midnight


This album was made possible by funding through Kickstarter.com. Some of the people we would like to thank for their contribution are: Lynne Berg, Erik Larson, Christopher “Curly” Welsh, Joe Jorgenson, Matt DeClark, Bill & Laurie Simmons, Russ Miles, Jennifer Larson,
Karl Koester, Lindsay Anderson, Chris Broden, Chris McNurlin, Jeff Schemenauer, Sandra Ammentorp, Gunnar Broden, Jennifer Kelley, Maria Amaro, Justin Schleppenbach, Herb & Peggy Rhoden, Jill Munn, Kelly Rhoden, Steve & Diane Blesener, and of course all of our family and friends for their support.


All songs written and produced by Handsome Midnight
Engineering, recording and mixing by Aaron Giese of Geeztown Productions
Recorded in Dayton, MN and Minneapolis, MN
Mastered at Magneto Mastering in Minneapolis, MN by Dave Gardner
Photos by Hilary Roberts. Logo by Ben Schuster. Album Design by Steven Rhoden

This album and all its contents are copyright 2013 by Handsome Midnight

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Handsome Midnight Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alternative rock with an emphasis on harmonies led by dual lead vocalists, a rhythm section featuring hard hitting drums, and a bassist that can rip a solo if necessary, with a wall of guitars that will rock your world. Handsome Midnight has a sound in the vein of Foo Fighters, Rise Against, Dio, and Weezer. ... more

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Track Name: Fall in Line (Hi Res)
We all fall in our own time
So it’s useless to try and make up your mind
Shadows crawl behind your eyes
Your fear is baseless
And now it’s making you blind

It seems this cycle never ends
Never ends, never ends
Your only defense to pretend

Paint your dreams the color red
But you’re disturbed by what’s been said
Everybody else is living well
Everyone living well
You fall in line
And drop your will

Statues fall and cities crumble
Your world in ruins
Will you be left standing there?
On your own or in your temple
Your crown and orders but no one left to care

I watched you criticize the world
While taking notes you seemed
Enchanted by the deed
When you finally let it go
All it seemed to do is show me-
That you had a need
After I’m done cleaning up your mess-
Such a strange expression leads me-
To your weakened knees
But I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I don’t- Have time to give you what you say you need
Time to go to sleep
Time to go to sleep
That’s what you say
You say time to go to sleep
Will I give a damn if you’re gone?
Track Name: 2 Little 2 Late (Hi Res)
Coming out of a drill this would seem surreal
But it’s dulling to the senses
When you’re given a losing deal
Kicked to the curb
Like a drunken fool
I’m better for it now and you’re forgetting-
The golden rule

Now you wanna forgive me
You’re so sweet
Remember how it used to be
So complete
If I hadn’t been so dull
And you hadn’t been so mean
I’d be ready to say
Too little, too late

Should have seen it coming
Won’t again next time
Cause I’ll never give enough
Again to lose my mind
Sure I reminisce
And I have an ego
But it’s easy to see I’ve grown
Even more than you know

Now you want to forgive me
You’ve taken all you can take
The next time you need me
I won’t be there for you

Well I remember the times
I dropped it all for you
Now the tables have turned
It seems you never knew
So I let it pass
And I can tell
That you’re alone
In your own private hell
Track Name: Ritual of the Chud (Hi Res)
Been wandering down to face this empty, shallow darkness, hid from view
I have carried this for decades now it starts again anew
Once a kid without a refuge till I found this loser’s gang
We stand together at the entrance of our past where we went insane

Underground
We’re facing all these fears
Someone help me, please release me
From this timeless ancient curse
That’s been here all these years
Now is our time under moonlight

Does someone have to die to wake the living?
It’s too late to turn around
Holding to our pledge we’ll crack the dead lights
And leave our past here underground

A wicked smile, dark un-earthly, calls up to you from below
Your mind is clouded from the vision and all thoughts begin to slow
This crooked jester from you nightmare freezes you here at the scene
Deep enraptured break the moment or he’ll rip you at the seams