Sell The Future

by Cortez

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Harry
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Harry Groovy, KickAss Hard Rock... In the style of the great hard rock bands from 70s and 80s and 90s 🤘🏻
Favorite track: Look At You.
Brian Keane
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Brian Keane Killer record. Great heavy rock that captures the spirit if the day. Favorite track: Beyond.
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DJL68 The months of waiting have been well worth it. Boston's Cortez has yet again unleashed a monster of a record. This one has plenty of subtle new flourishes as well; not even a whiff of stagnation here. Buy immediately, if not sooner! Favorite track: Vanishing Point.
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doomcrew Cortez continues to bring their brand of heavy rock.Vocals are strong on this release with equally strong instrumentals to back it up.wish they put this out on cd.Digital will have to do for now.One of the best grunge tinged heavy rock albums i have heard in 2020.
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1.
No Escape 04:38
There’s a fear inside us all now, baby You can feel it when you try to hide The walls are thin, they keep us in And maybe your mind is not your own You’re hearing voices from outside And if it all has to disintegrate For the kings and gods to learn their place Well, I can hardly wait And if it all was meant to be erased To finally rid ourselves of their embrace Well, I can hardly wait Can you taste the fear inside you, baby? What if all the dreams we have are lies? It’s not your fault, it’s the default And maybe you’re under their control There’s no escape, so run and hide And if it all has to disintegrate For the kings and gods to learn their place Well, I can hardly wait And if it all was meant to be erased To finally rid ourselves of their embrace Well, I can hardly wait
2.
Let’s drink of the oceans As we taste the sun Capture all the lonely ones and bring them home to Mom We can see the wastelands We can feel undone Gather all the lonely ones and bring them home to Mom Are we the only ones? We’re not the only ones Bathe in caustic waters Soak up the poisons Capture all the lonely ones and bring them home to Mom I can feel the failings I have seen visions Gather all the lonely ones and bring them home to Mom Are we the only ones? We’re not the only ones Gods’ doom at hand, their fate has come Time for believers to evolve We call the lonely home Mother calls her children home Are we the only ones? We’re not the only ones
3.
Look At You 05:07
We’ve begged, We’ve borrowed. There's no tomorrow. Get yourself some drugs and blow your mind away So slow and callow, it rings so hollow Get yourself some drugs and blow your mind away Well, if why’s a question, I’d ask why wouldn’t you? Go sow your sorrows, the fields are fallow. Get yourself some drugs and blow your mind away Well, if why’s a question, I’d ask why wouldn’t you? Where did the night go? Never stopped to admire or respond to things You’re on fire. Well now, look at you I'll beg, you borrow. Man, fuck tomorrow. Get yourself some drugs and blow your mind away
4.
Benevolence invites a soft gaze It feels so good to be among the found Underneath the raiments, all stains Look over here Drape a flag round virgins swaddled Display a star to awe or blind the crowd Nevermind the faulty authors Look over here They say there’s air and water They say there’s food to go around For them, but not for all us Let’s burn these fuckers to the ground To the gods of want and wanton We’ll sacrifice the sons and daughters of All the ones who build the structures Look over here They say there’s air and water They say there’s food to go around For them, but not for all us Let’s burn these fuckers to the ground They say there’s air and water They say there’s food to go around For them, but not for all us Let’s burn these fuckers to the ground They say it can’t be done, that it’s impossible They say it never works, that it’s unnatural Are you prepared to do the thing that must be done? Burn it all They say there’s air and water They say there’s food to go around For them, but not for all us Let’s burn these fuckers to the ground They say there’s air and water They say there’s food to go around For them, but not for all us Let’s burn these fuckers to the ground
5.
Deceivers 04:43
Take as needed for stress or pain Supplements for food that’s lacking Gotta keep you spending, man No matter if you’re sick or healthy There’s no other plan There’s no other option What don’t you understand? You can’t trust the businessman Sap resources and take the land Stage a coup to secure profit Send the tanks to foreign lands Chain their children to workbenches There’s no other plan There’s no other option What don’t you understand? You can’t trust the businessman There’s no other plan There’s no other option What don’t you understand? You can’t trust the businessman Money for the Congressman Protect the interests of investors No expense is to be spared Just keep consumers fat and happy They’ve come for you with a new plan You can join the exploitation Polish up that shovel and Jump in the hole you’ve dug now There’s no other plan There’s no other option What don’t you understand? You can’t trust the businessman There’s no other plan There’s no other option What don’t you understand? You can’t trust the businessman
6.
Peals of thunder in the night, we march toward the dawn The prescient amongst us had seen Once destined to wander, hungry and cold Ours have found their aim Defender, arm and gird yourself Destiny calls, we all have earned this hell We’re born to die, abandon none Destiny calls, we all expire well Behold the bodies all about in dim lit scenes The presence of air feels thin Brothers and sisters around you will fall In payment for our sins The cries of fallen in the night, a din of screams Objectives of war to win Onward, advance through what end may yet come To drive them from within Defender, arm and gird yourself Destiny calls, we all have earned this hell We’re born to die, abandon none Destiny calls, we all expire well Defender, arm and gird yourself Destiny calls, we all have earned this hell We’re born to die, abandon none Destiny calls, we all expire well Peals of thunder in the night, we brace for the dawn The prescient amongst us had seen Now destined for warfare, hardened and cold Ours have found their aim Though the end may be in sight, we must soldier on ‘Til that last battlefield’s been trod And we pry that warm steel from their cold dead hands And send them to their god
7.
Born into a place of cutthroats and of the insane Weakened prey, they can smell you You’ll believe in might, unless you’ve got something to hide And they’re all lined up to inform you You, deep inside, you all know the lie You, deep inside, you all know the lie Never trust your mind, your eyes will focus on the prize Deep inside, you all know the lie Barely on your own and in a world of the unknown Wide eyed, staring at an ocean You ain't got the right to doubt the will of those who guide Just in case you get the notion You, deep inside, you all know the lie You, deep inside, you all know the lie Strap into the ride, you ain't got no more fuckin’ pride Deep inside, you all know the lie Born into a place of big shots and of the deranged Toe the line, and they’ll employ you Never question why, enjoy the finer things in life There’s a pattern to conform to You, deep inside, you all know the lie You, deep inside, you all know the lie Now ascends the pawn, a ruler on a fabric throne Deep inside, you all know the lie
8.
Beyond 07:16
Weigh the stones, weigh the stones of your fate Wait until, wait until the stars fade They’ll deny you and deny you your place They’ll deny you and deny you your place I’m beyond I steal time when I’m able Moments last so long when stable Eight systems engaged in A flow of mind all folded within I’m beyond No surprise in our fables They’ve all been designed to disable The mind lies when it’s reigned in To find a truth is pained and broken A long time we’ve been waiting For a sign, a star, a suggestion I don’t mind, I’ve learned patience For the time I stole inflated I’m beyond I’ve possessed my mind Brought it to be formed In the crucible of fate To confess my soul And I’ll be reborn In a shape unknown to me Well, goddamn my friends I’ll tell you, we don’t know Our place in things Shall I share my finds? Maybe? I don’t know. Are you even mine to save? When you’ve left this all for the beyond I’ll see you there When we arrive, though not the same, I mark you as my friend I’ll wait until the stars fade

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With the precision of heavy metal, the soul of classic rock, and the unbridled attitude of a band who care less about your expectations than they do about writing kick-ass, drive-fast, hugely-grooved tunes, Cortez arrive at their third album with a well-earned sense of freedom. It isn’t about what style they play or the genre niche you want to fit them in -- Sell the Future is a record of and for turbulent times, with a passion and instrumental fury that comes through regardless of tempo and makes the songs all the more memorable.

credits

released October 23, 2020

Matt Harrington - Vocals
Scott O’Dowd - Guitar
Alasdair Swan - Guitar
Jay Furlo - Bass
Alexei Rodriguez- Drums
Alexei plays Istanbul/Agop cymbals and PDP/DW Drums exclusively.

All songs written and performed by Cortez

Recorded and mixed by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios Summer/Fall 2019

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music

Backing vocals on Look At You by Jim Healey and Jess Collins (Set Fire)

Backing vocals on Beyond by Jess Collins (Set Fire)

Piano and additional percussion by Benny Grotto

Album artwork and layout by Timur Khabirov

Photos by Bruce Bettis and Kelly Grimes

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Cortez Boston, Massachusetts

Cortez has solidified their place in the world of underground heavy rock, the new material simultaneously swinging and crushing with hooks for days.. These aren’t just songs, they are war cries and proclamations, letting the world know that Cortez means business and will not stop until their quest for the perfect riff or catchiest chorus is attained. ... more

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