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THE SECOND FULL-LENGTH RELEASE FROM DAN VAPID FORMERLY OF SCREECHING WEASEL, RIVERDALES AND THE METHADONES!

After recording and releasing a self-tilted release in 2012, starting their own label (Torture Chamber Records), touring the East Coast, Midwest and Canada, releasing split 7 inch’s with Masked Intruder and the Jetty Boys, and finding a new bass player (Rick Uncapher - Noise By Numbers/Textbook), Dan Vapid and The Cheats entered Atlas Studio to record their follow-up LP with Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Menzingers, Less Than Jake).

The twelve-song result is a record that could easily stand up to anything in Vapid’s back catalog. From the opening blast of “I’m A Contrarian” to the epic ballad “A Long Way”, the record combines Vapid’s love of classic power-pop and punk in a way that is a lost art in today’s musical landscape. And with the sparkling production of Matt Allison, “Two” is destined to be a fan favorite and a record that you definitely don't want to miss.

Band: Dan Vapid and The Cheats
Album Title: Two
Format: CD
Cat No: TCR002-CD
Label: Torture Chamber Records
Available: July 30, 2013

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released 30 July 2013

DAN VAPID AND THE CHEATS "TWO"

DAN VAPID - LEAD VOCAL, GUITAR, BACKING VOCALS
SIMON LAMB- GUITAR, BACKING VOCALS
MIKE SOUCY - DRUMS
RICK UNCAPHER - BASS

RECORDED AT ATLAS STUDIO
IN APRIL AND MAY OF 2013

ENGINEERED BY JUSTIN YATES & MATT ALLISON

PRODUCED BY MATT ALLISON AND DAN VAPID AND THE CHEATS

MASTERED BY KEVIN NIX AT L. NIX MASTERING

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY DAN VAPID
METHADONES MUSIC-ASCAP
PHOTO BY KATIE HOVLAND
LAYOUT BY RICCARDO BUCCHIONI

THERE WAS NO AUTO-TUNE USED MAKING THIS RECORD

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Track Name: I'm A Contrarian
"I'm A Contrarian"

I could never be a member
a member of your club
even if you made me president
they're principals because
(Chorus)
I'm a contrarian
I'm a contrarian

Rave about the latest movie
I might tell you that it sucks
when I know nothing about it
just don't want to feel like schmuck

I'm a contrarian
I'm a contrarian

and i don't know what makes me tick -
and if i come across sounding like a dick-playing stupid games -
it's just that i can't stand when everybody thinks and does the same
I can't help it!
(Chorus)
I'm a - I'm a contrarian
Born to go against the grain
Track Name: Miracle Drug
"Miracle Drug"

If I become addicted to you that would be alright
I may go through withdrawals if you were to leave my sight
(Chorus)
from the love, from the love, you give to me
from the love, from the love, I sure do believe
you pick me up - I don't feel like a slug
you're like a - you're like a -
miracle drug
I felt half dead now the blues just waved goodbye
I was so melancholy but now i smile all the time
(Chorus)
I made a speedy recovery that started with a kiss
the cure for what ails me goes a little something like this
(Chorus)
Track Name: Live It Down
"Live it down"

I almost can't believe it
did you read that blog?
He believes the insanity
jerking off to the vanity
and like always that Grade A douche bag
took it way too far
(Chorus)
and you're never gonna -
ever gonna-never ever gonna live it down

full fledged hardliner
cry baby and whiner
peddling a cause
of bullshit and drama
so creepy and twisted
it would make David Koresh proud
(Chorus)
Track Name: Cold And Rainy Days
Cold And Rainy Days

Let's watch the sunrise, everything's going to be okay
you'll discover that you can recover from the one who slipped away
(Chorus)
Throw your arms around the world-go and find another girl-
leave behind these cold and rainy days

let's watch the sunrise, spreading that light at dawn
stop your hibernating and lying in bed all day long
(Chorus)
Throw your arms around the world - go and find another girl
leave behind these cold and rainy days
(Solo)
Let's watch the sunrise, and begin again today
You'll find love eventually and the pain will surely fade

throw your arms around the world-go and find another girl
leave behind these cold and rainy days
there will come a time you meet someone who sweeps you off your feet
and you will leave behind these cold and rainy days
leave behind these cold and rainy days
leave behind these cold and rainy days
Track Name: Panic In The Streets
"Panic In The Streets"

Panic Panic in the streets you better run for cover!
Panic Panic in the streets you better warn your mother
You better better get out of town
because only a fool's going to hang around
just don't let it get you down
Panic in the streets
when there's panic in the streets!

Panic Panic in the streets with shrieks of horror
Panic Panic in the streets don't ask your lawyer
if you better get out of town
because only a fool's going to hang around
just don't let it get you down
Panic in the streets
when there's panic in the streets
when there's Panic in the streets
when there's Panic in the streets
when there's Panic in the streets
when there's Panic in the streets
when there's Panic in the….
Track Name: Invader
"Invader"

Invader of my dreams
how do I get you out of me?
you come in many forms high and low
Invader of my dreams
is insidious and mean
after midnight you begin to grow
(Chorus)
and when I go to sleep tonight-will you be waiting for me?
waiting for me? waiting waiting waiting waiting for me?

Invader of my dreams
is on the other team
and keeps showing up to drag me down
with the fallen night
is when you start to bite
like bed bugs hatching in my mind
(Chorus)
and when i go to sleep tonight will you be waiting for me?
waiting for me? waiting waiting waiting waiting for me?
Track Name: Beaten Down
"Beaten Down"

I feel so beaten down
I feel so beaten down

I feel so beaten down
I feel so beaten down

I sit here wondering if it ever gets better
what's so grossly unfair
as it rains - keeps raining in my head

I feel so beaten down
I feel so beaten down

had to stop watching the news and turn off my TV
just couldn't take anymore of a senseless tragedy
I start giving up on humanity
(Lead)
Through painful soul searching the answers are complex
so much random suffering we must learn to accept
living in a world that's such a fucking mess

I feel so beaten down
I feel so beaten down
Track Name: I Wanna Go To Machu Picchu Before I Die
"I Wanna Go To Machu Picchu Before I Die"

The days are long but the years are short
and they all keep adding up
time slips by like a blink of an eye and I'd rather have experiences than stuff
Lately it seems like people keep dropping off like flies
I wanna go to Machu Picchu before I die

Let's go to O'hare and grab the next flight to Peru
Go high up in the mountains with ruins and a view
Lately it seems like people keep dropping off like flies
I wanna go to Machu Picchu before i die
Track Name: If You're Not Happy You Should Go
"If You're Not Happy You Should Go"

If you're not happy you should go
it's really that easy, you know.
But I know that you will miss this
but if you're not happy you should go
(Chorus)
I don't have the answer why
are you afraid of what you'll find?
If you're not happy you should go
If you're not happy you should go

I don't want to stand in your way
I find all you do is complain
If you're over it - done - not having any fun
just call it day
(Chorus)
I don't have the answer why
are you afraid of what you'll find?
If you're not happy you should go
If you're not happy you should go
Track Name: Killing Me With Kindness
"Killing Me With Kindness"

I was brooding in the bar after our set
drinking and trying to forget about an off night
that had just occurred
you told me about a song that got you through hard times
and it just so happened to be one of mine
and I smiled unsure of what to say-and just said thanks
(Chorus)
you're killing me with kindness
embarrassed just a little still i'm glad to say
you're killing me with kindness
happy that you feel that way

Suddenly I became intrigued
as I really thought you were just messing with me
before I knew that you were serious
shaking my hand not letting it go
singing that line going whoa-oh-oh
from a song from so long ago
(Chorus)
you're killing me with kindness
embarrassed just a little still i'm glad to say
you're killing me with kindness
happy that you feel that way

and your air guitar really cracked me up
all those downstroke chops were done out of love
I felt lucky to have touched someone in such a way
without knowing it, you cheered me up, by giving a shit and being there

you're killing me kindness
embarrassed just a little still glad to say
you're killing me with kindness
Happy that you feel that way
Happy that you feel that way
so happy that you feel - so happy that you feel that way
Killing me with kindness
Track Name: Face The Music
"Face the Music"

You were like Hannibal Lector and I like Agent Starling
just a little afraid while trying to probe your brain
but you were out of your cell-unleashing hell one night
-letting out that part of you insane
it's time - time - time - time - it's
(Chorus)

time to Face the Music
how will you explain?
when it's time to face the music
you will spin what you can

Play down your bullshit-turn it around on me-
then try to eat my liver with some Fava Beans and a nice Chianti
you might have a high IQ but still a lot of twisted shit to prove
now unleashed for the world to see
it's time - time - time - time - it's

When it's time to face the music
I know how you'll explain
when it's time to face the music
you will spin what you can
Track Name: A Long Way
"A Long Way"

I've come a long way
and I don't need you fucking it up for me
I've come a long way
I don't need you fucking it up for me

There's a light - burning out - in the night -
so much darkness consuming you - and i can't be dragged down with you

I've come a long way
and i don't need you fucking it up for me

There's a world - that keeps revolving - out in space
it's people come and go - so what you come to know, is there's no time to waste

I've come a long way
and i don't need you fucking it up for me