Secrets of the Deep!

by The Hydrothermal Vents

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'Secrets of the Deep!' is the debut album from the Montreal duo, The Hydrothermal Vents.

Secrets of the Deep! is bandmates John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman's melodic think-tank, one in which they experiment with the logistics of composition and traditional post-punk musicianship to catch the listener off guard, splashing you in chemical rich awesomeness!" -Music News (UK)

"Their ability to beautifully mesh sounds from the past and present in a span of 9 tracks establishes them as one of today's most exciting upcoming post-punk/ dance-rock acts". -Earmilk

"Secrets of the Deep is filled with cinematic soul, throbbing post-punk, dance beats…all tracks gorgeous and unforgettable".
-Rock World Magazine

"The Hydrothermal Vents’ music is a perfect combination of nostalgia, punk rock, dance music, and a touch of fantasy".
-Almost Nerdy

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released July 5, 2014

John Tielli: vocals, guitars, synth, midi programming, additional drums and percussion, bass on 'Out of Their Cages'

Tessa Kautzman: vocals, bass, percussion on 'Shark!'

Additional drums on 'Hanz' and 'Fish Out of Land' by Geoffrey Pye.

Recorded and mixed by John TIelli at Bioluminescence in Montreal.

Mastered by Harris Newman at Graymarket Mastering.

Songs written and performed by the Hydrothermal Vents.

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The Hydrothermal Vents Montreal, Québec

Post-punk/dance-rock by John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman.

"Secrets of the Deep is filled with cinematic soul, throbbing post-punk, dance beats…all tracks gorgeous and unforgettable". -Rock World Magazine

"Their ability to beautifully mesh sounds from the past and present in a span of 9 tracks establishes them as one of today's most exciting upcoming post-punk/ dance-rock acts". -Earmilk
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Track Name: Inside a Movie
You want to be a diamond tree you're crazy and you're wanted now.

You're written by that unsigned author.
You write me in and I'll sing that line.

You played the frog and I played the serpent.
We roamed the set after everyone would leave.
We took the wigs, we took the costumes, threw them in the fire
so no one knew the mess that we had been.
And no one knew the joy that it would bring. No one knew the joy that it would bring. The coroner would laugh as we would sing. The coroner would laugh as we would sing.

We play those parts inside unseen places.
You lift me up and I'll sing that line.

They called the cops. I stole a ruby, threw it in the fire. No one knew the damage it would bring. Sparkles drew the fire from deep within. Sparkles drew the fire from deep within. and no one knew the joy that it would bring. The coroner would laugh as we would sing.

You want to be a diamond tree you're crazy and you're wanted now.

I got lost inside a movie. We roamed the set through the cardboard cutout trees.I got lost inside a movie where everybody wins and no one loses faith in anything. No on loses faith in anything. No one thing. Not one thing. Not one king. No one loses faith in anything at all.

You lift me up and I'll make you a wager.

You want to be a diamond tree you're crazy and you're wanted now,

Slipping in and out of characters
Track Name: Shark!
Fishes; they swim above me.
I am so hungry.
It's time to feed.
Now that we've mated I am elated.
Let's celebrate it, come feast with me.

Shhhark!

Let's swim a little further to fill our bellies a special treat.
Angra dos Reis, that's where our prey is; warm blooded hairless, air dwelling beasts.
Remember Hektor when he was murdered for eating humans along the beach?
We will avenge him and they'll provide us with all that red meat, the perfect feast.

Shhark! Lookout!
'It's below us'
Track Name: Hydrothermal Vents
We like your eyes, we are your friends.
Your simple gaze, it does amaze, it does!

and it's all so red now that all the fish are dead we will all crowd together near the hydrothermal vents, in a sense.

And then you said we can't pretend
to know the truth, the how and when, the end

And it's all so grand, in our sub-galactic tank and it bleeds a little pressure near the hydrothermal vents, innocence.

If the innocent survive will the practical provide?
Provide! Survive. Provide Provide! Survive.

Will the innocent survive? It keeps all of us alive.

Survive. survive.
Track Name: Neptune's Grave
Gonna have to scrape the ocean floor
To get the ones you want
Gonna have to dig a little more
To get the ones that you want

We're gonna swim. We're gonna dive to the bottom.
We've come this far we'll dive into the deep.

We have to dive
To get the ones you want
To reach the bottom of the ocean
To get the ones you want
We've come this far
To get the ones you want
I see your face in my reflection
To get the ones that you want

We're gonna swim. We're gonna dive to the bottom.
We will unearth the secrets of the deep. Comb the floor

All the secrets will be uncovered.
Somewhere on the mid-ocean reach
The secrets are buried at the bottom of the ocean.
Digging up Neptune's grave.

You're all so strange. You are you are.
All so strange. You're oh so strange.

A self made cage. Your costume emulating progress.
A predator with a leftist stance, you are strange.
Strange strange, strange, strange

We have to dive, to reach the bottom of the ocean
We.ve come this far
I see the surface of the dream.

We're gonna swim. We're gonna dive to the bottom
We will unearth the secrets of the deep!
Secrets

All the secrets will be uncovered
Somewhere on the mid ocean ridge.
The secrets are buried at the bottom of the ocean
Digging up Neptune's grave.

You're all so strange. You are you are.
Oh so strange. You are you are.
Track Name: Attento
I remember, early morning
Playing in the barn in cold December.
Skinny limbs will tumble. We were oh so young.
And all those little ignitions and disturbances are true.
They told me it was you

Remember the warnings
The sharp things, suspended attached to those feelings
above us; careless, cureless, ah!

In the hayloft you were laughing
You pushed me down and then you jumped upon me
In a single instant of pure joy and fear.
It was a feeling that I never ever felt before or since.
You were impossible to convice.

Remember the warnings
The sharp things, suspended attached to those feelings
above us; careless, cureless, ah!

They didn't understnad the games they were playing. Child's play. Dangerous child's play.