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Exposure Therapy

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Entleiber
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Entleiber Strong album. Songs full of suspense and beautiful vocal lines. Lots of energy behind these compositions. And that voice! This band is going places. Favorite track: Accidental Effigies.
Alex Byrne
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Alex Byrne Amazing album by one of my favorite current synth-pop / darkwave groups out there! Proud to say I'm from the same city as them! If you're obsessed with anything that sounds out of the 80's but is modern- don't sleep on WINGTIPS - Exposure Therapy. Favorite track: Deaf Pursuit.
rikm
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rikm "Exposure Therapy" is a very strong album, with Wingtips showing a solid talent both as musicians and songwriters, along with a deep understanding of genre dynamics and aesthetics which lead to a deep and instant connection for the listener.

Definitely a band to watch in the future...
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1.
Eintrot 00:37
2.
Deaf Pursuit 04:28
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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?
6.
Sentinel 04:06
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
7.
Here And Now 05:10
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
8.
Ghosted 04:45
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
9.
Relativity 03:21
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
10.
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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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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