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Exposure Therapy

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Exposure Therapy is the debut record from exciting new goth-pop duo WINGTIPS, which recently announced a deal with Toronto-based Artoffact Records. The duo comprises Chicago-goth mainstays Vincent Segretario and Hannah Avalon, producing unforgettable music that has already captured the attention of media and festival taste-makers alike.

The new record, which finds its guitar work inherently in the vain of Disintegration-era Cure, while injecting electronic elements that would be at home on records by OMD, is a refreshing mix of synthpop, darkwave, and goth, that will appeal to fans of Cold Cave, The Twilight Sad, and Lycia.

“A cross between John Hughes soundtrack cuts from Thompson Twins or OMD, and guitar work reminiscent of The Cure’s Disintegration."
- Post-Punk.Com

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released August 23, 2019

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WINGTIPS Chicago, Illinois

WINGTIPS was officially formed in 2014 by Vincent Segretario. In 2015 they self-released Ultravision – a collection of demos recorded at home.
Their most recent release, Greyarea, is an androgynous sound of transition – an interpolation of darkly shimmering layers of angular guitar and pulsating EBM. With this release, Hannah Avalon moves from live member to creative collaborator.
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Track Name: Deaf Pursuit
Speak now, your infinite design is closing in
Look through my words, look through my eyes
Your sullen smile, a fleeting tide
Caught in the belly of the beast, feeding on and on
Look through my words, look deep inside
Ineffable, ineffably right

Ineffably right
To kiss you out of spite
But what you cannot see won't mean anything
Cause you're dead to me
How beautifully met with a sky of green
With the death of me

What you cannot see won't mean anything
Cause you're dead to me
A life in solitude
A deaf pursuit when I'm dead to you
How beautifully met with a sky of green
With the death of me

Never seen it like this before
Dissonance is swelling high
Eyes have met in a foreign land
Screams becoming sighs
All around in the fickle dust you encapsulate
The dream was ineptitude, you state your move
Your bleeding fate, your bleeding fate

What you cannot see won't mean anything
Cause you're dead to me
A life in solitude
A deaf pursuit when I'm dead to you
How beautifully met with a sky of green
With the death of me
Track Name: Accidental Effigies
Wash away the night
Wash away the dust
Clear the past of the last mistake
Catch a wave
Catch the glow
Bring to life the lives who stand alone
The senses are numb
Fallen into the crowd
Left behind, for the better

This is all so surreal to me
I can't continue on like this
Mourning for the loss of a future
Untold, untold

There's no need to prove
That accidental effigies can find their way to carry on
Remorse for the few who
Can't recall the face of something new

Chasing clarity
Intended misery
Take care for the void can fill
Temporary thoughts
With others to come
Flying by
Can't invent your own
Ignorance is not enough
To cover up fragile memories

This is all so surreal to me
I can't continue on like this
Mourning for the loss of a future
Untold, untold

There's no need to prove
That accidental effigies can find their way to carry on
Remorse for the few who
Can't recall the face of something new
Track Name: After The Storm
Lights out, blinded sight, Lost in the black tonight
We’re closing in upon the edge of everlasting life.
Eyes open, fingers crossed, stuck in the afterthought.
An open door I knew I’d curse among the life I lost.

And you’re drifting away
This time I know you’ll never come back
You say you’re going insane
Let me explain

When you see me, you won’t hear me
But after the storm you’re bound to understand what I think
Eyes are breathing, almost bleeding
But, after the storm you’ll see how you were so deceiving

Was I by your side when you confided heartless?
Logic beckoned to my surprise and I was paralyzed
But you found me awake
I caught your silver tongue

Nighttime fell at last, highways ablaze in ashes
Emerging guilt beyond a doubt of your elastic cry
Sky blue pacific eyes, trying too hard to find
Another reason to be close as everybody liked

And you’re drifting away
This time I know you’ll never come back
You think it’s always the same

And when you wind up questioning that which you’ve fabricated.
All along in the affirmation, the invocation of your lies.
An obsession with power
Sheer dominance seeping thru the cracks
Giving way to cataclysmic atmosphere as you tremble through the night
When you fear for your life, do you feel inconsequential?
Do you feel... like...

When you see me, you won’t hear me
But after the storm you’re bound to understand what I think
Eyes are breathing, almost bleeding
But, after the storm you’ll see how you were so deceiving
Track Name: The Eye That Follows Suit
Reflections of starlight would beam upon the corridor
The shadows played their game of hide and seek all day
Hidden from the eye that follows suit
Bound for the kiss of the sweet truth you’ve locked away
Bound to eternal masquerading lies

You died with the sentiment you left inside
You died with the scars of all that’s left behind
You’ll find it trapped within familiar eyes
But everyday I wake beside
The after-scent of your goodbye
Pulling me to my demise
Is this the final time?

A second state, I vowed to replace those underlying
Tucked away, pushing back into another time
Hidden from the eye that follows suit
Bound for the kiss of the sweet truth you’ve locked away
Bound to eternal, bound to eternal life


You died with the sentiment you left inside
You died with the scars of all that’s left behind
You’ll find it trapped within familiar eyes
But everyday I wake beside
The after-scent of your goodbye
Pulling me to my demise
Is this the final time?
Track Name: Sentinel
Walked in line
To the beat of another’s drum
Single file
Marched on through the dark

Stripped of breath
Cut apart
I followed you
Followed by your word

But this time I feel I’ve reemerged
From the state of discontent
A fighting plunge to capture you
To bring you deep within

But not like this
Not today
You can’t win
You can’t walk away
Not for them
Not for you
You can’t win
You are here to stay

Playing dead
Your escape
One of many suits you’d wear
For keeping me at bay

Locked inside
Shut away
You passed me by
Let me slip away

But this time I feel I’ve reemerged
From the state of discontent
A fighting plunge to capture you
To bring you deep within
Yeah, this time I feel it’s going to be
The absolution day
You surely knew by giving in
You gave yourself away

Not like this
Not today
You can’t win
You can’t walk away
Not for them
Not for you
You can’t win
You are here to stay
Track Name: Here And Now
Disconnected from the truth forevermore
And so I can’t recall
As I did before
Hesitation manifested on my lips
The shadow on the wall came crashing down
The shadow of your life came crashing down

What was it that you said when you stumbled through the door?
Your eyes like fireflies
You struck a nerve in me
Your permeating scent, the one I can't ignore.
It borrowed tears from me
Sweet seduction realized

You fell into my arms
But then I fell apart
It was unbelievable
Lost it all inside
Hesitation manifested on my lips
My shadow on the wall came crashing down
The shadow of my life came crashing down

When here and now comes too late,
Too late to start again
You’ll find me in another story
Tip top in the pouring rain
Bad time for second guessing
Bad time for thinking straight
Misplaced in a sea of faces.
Replaced when I spoke your name

Sometimes thinking twice
But then I just resign
Distorted thoughts infuse
A labyrinth in space
Disconnected from the truth forevermore
The life that you surmised comes crashing down

The harrowing laughter slowly pierces through my veins.
Your finger pointed towards
An empty life in shame
Beyond a glance into the life you lost on your own.
The shadows on the wall come crashing down
The love you theorized comes crashing down

When here and now comes too late
Too late to start again
You’ll find me in another story
Tip top in the pouring rain
Bad time for second guessing
Bad time for thinking straight
Misplaced in a sea of faces
Replaced when I spoke your name

Set forth, I was suddenly dancing
No thoughts of the time erased
All the time in the world won’t save us
Save us from all the pain

All the time in the world won’t save us
Save us from all the pain
Track Name: Ghosted
The aftertouch, as softly as it lived became frozen ash
The static feeds embrace the retinal corridor
We’re passed the point of explanation, delineation
The barricade won’t keep me away again.

It’s turning dark, the landscape paints its innocence
Fulfilled at last just gliding past sincerity
Tell me again why you can’t shake the memory
Tell me what you discern from this emptiness

Soft to touch, but hard to please
You pass through me just like a breeze
Strange enough to call it true
It’s clear at last, I’ve fallen through

Fluorescent dreams, thinking of you constantly
The thought of you, effervescent but omnipresent
Tell me this time what you have found, what you've prepared
Tell me what you discern from this ghost affair

Soft to touch, but hard to please
You pass through me just like a breeze
Strange enough to call it true
It’s clear at last, I’ve fallen through
Track Name: Relativity
We can speak like we're in time
We can do, we're in our prime
Just don't try to act too kind
The subtleties fall far behind
Another day is on the rise
Another mess of gleaming eyes
It's not what you do
It's where you find me

If you can just understand
The visions that don't leave your head
Watching as the worlds collide
Piecing up a place to hide
Noiseless, furious, and bleak
Screaming to you from the peak
It's not what you do
It's where you find me
Track Name: Innocent Blood
Push me onward to the sun
(No hesitation)
Bring me faster to my knees
(No yield to hindsight)
Across the frontiers of a past
(In isolation)
Renewed again, this time for life

Insistent as you were, I felt this saved for last
The glaring eyes in altitudes too high for me to grasp
A final cask of deprecation, another sip to sleep
The point in time where love and leisure meet

Of what I did, and where I fell, and the pain I fought
I shivered and shook at the chance I stood beyond
But see my face at last
(See my face at last)


Push me onward to the sun
(No hesitation)
Bring me faster to my knees
(No yield to hindsight)
Across the frontiers of a past
(In isolation)
Renewed again, this time for life

Casted from the mouth, the grips I’ve broken through
And into the heart of something new
Uselessness always reigned supreme
Crashed and burning up in utter disbelief
Finding discontent, something you’ve known
Becomes desire infectiously aimed to come aglow
Fine lines that were drawn upon the sand we walked

But see my face at last
(See my face at last)


Push me onward to the sun
(No hesitation)
Bring me faster to my knees
(No yield to hindsight)
Across the frontiers of a past
(In isolation)
Renewed again, this time for life

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