The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism

by Tyranny Is Tyranny

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“Extreme violence has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves.”
― Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism


releases 13 June 2015

Basic tracks recorded by Dustin Sisson at Blast House Studios, Madison WI, September 25, 2014. Additional recording and mixing by Russell Hall and Jason Jensen at The House For Wayward Boys, Madison WI, October–December 2014. Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago. Dead hawk photo courtesy Boston School Forest, Stevens Point Public Schools.

Jonathan “JB” Brown: drums
M. Guy Ficcioto: bass, trumpet, backing vocals
Russell Emerson Hall: guitar, vocals
Jason Jensen: guitar

Alex Linden and Zach Johnson: additional backing vocals




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Tyranny Is Tyranny Madison, Wisconsin

Madison WI post-noiserock focusing on dynamics, repetition, and the dismantling of capitalism. Tyranny Is Tyranny is the title of the fourth chapter of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."


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Track Name: Or Does It Explode?
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it wither or does it explode?

We are disavowed.

Driven away, pushed apart, clutching hope, bearing scars.
The land that has never been:
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain?
Track Name: She Who Struggles
Sun king, sun king. Enforce the end for profit.
Speed king, speed king. Protect so none will suffer.
Sun king, sun king. You liberate oppressors.
Speed king, speed king. Until you run for cover.

Your son, your son. Paternalistic ardor.
Fly high, fly high. But never question structure.
Your sun, your sun. The cost of freedom’s profits.
Fly high, fly high. Live out your life in exile.

Darkness all around. Darkness in your town.
Darkness coming down. Darkness all around.
Track Name: Pillar Of Cloud, Pillar Of Fire
Pillar of cloud, pillar of fire

Shibboleth is stolen. A child, thin and broken.
A fallow field
Veblen goods controlling. Prison-schools are folding.
A fallow field

The people are at bay. Bloodhounds dog the day.
Co-opt, reduce the lies. Diaspora the sky.
Track Name: Kabuki Snuff Theater
There are those who walk. There are those who crawl.
Keep the fingertips away from the face.
Squaring up your target in the smaller box.

Not a predicate act. Threat of future harm.
Heap revenge on revenge. Three Oh Nine Three.

There are those who walk. There are those who crawl.
Every horror witnessed, wish my eyes would rot.
Stumble into daylight across the parking lot.

Comfort and control. Reticles align.
Judge and you will be. Short-circuit court.
Track Name: Victory Will Defeat You
Tell the truth — you liar.
Push the outrage — you liar.
Respect the rules — you liar.
Tell the truth — you liar.

Stand up. Face the fire.

Boredom setting in. Kerosene.
(You won’t be the same.)
Lying in the sun. Your crimes flow.
(You won’t be the same.)

Peace has cost you your strength.
Victory has defeated you.
Unity weaned on rhetoric,
Enforced by arms.

Sleeping giant’s too cliche. Kick the mongrel dog.
Everyday folks in pews defend prerogatives.
Boot blacks and Lowell girls.
Children watching while you fuck.

Stand up.