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What are people saying about Acres and Continents?

A sampling of what people are saying about Acres and Continents on social media:

“YO! THIS IS GOOD SHIT!!!!!! Congrats and thank you!!!!!”
—award-winning music journalist and cultural historian Jeff Chang

“‘À Montréal’ & ‘Weekend in the district’…a thousand fire emojis dude. 🔥🔥🔥”
—Jimi Impossible

“great production work and compositions man…I’m proud to be on this project!!”
—Liam Furey

“Oh lord, get thee to ’s new album, Acres and Continents, immediately. Fantastic writing and a modern sensibility with lots of late ’80s/early ’90s influences (think California-fied early […]

By |13 June 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic|0 Comments

Why I make music

one of the main things we did for fun when i was a teenager was going to see live music. usually it was small, local bands that we could see for cheap—$5, $7, $10. occasionally a higher-profile band would come to town and we’d shell out $20 to see them.

these shows are what made me want to make music. at the best of them, a human kind of magic happened. it was a physical sort of emotion that was vulnerable […]

Acres and Continents is here!

It’s here! Our new full-length record, Acres and Continents, is out and you can download it now.
Acres and Continents by Dialectic
We are juiced—and not just about the release. This is the first album we’ve offered on a name-your-price basis. That’s right—listen to the music and pay whatever you think is fair, even if that is nothing. It’s up to you. Whatever you decide, you’ll get a high-quality (lossless) download. And any payment goes directly to the people who make the music, […]

By |8 June 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, News & Such|0 Comments

New album Acres and Continents coming June 8

We know we’ve been teasing this for a while, but the wait is finally over. The new, much-anticipated Dialectic record, Acres and Continents, is coming out. And not like ‘coming out someday’. Coming out in about three weeks, on June 8.

We’re SO JUICED to share this music with you. We put a lot of ourselves in it. It’s taken a long time to get this record right, but we think it was worth the wait. We hope you do, too.

If you’re […]

By |15 May 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, News & Such|0 Comments

JUNE 14: Acres and Continents release party!

That’s right, Dialectic’s new album, Acres and Continents, comes out next month is out now, and we want you to celebrate with us. The release party will be on Sunday, June 14. We can’t wait for you to hear these songs and (hopefully) welcome them into your lives and hearts.

WHO:
Dialectic (and special guests Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony)

WHAT:
Acres and Continents release party

WHEN:
Sunday, June 14 @ 3pm

WHERE:
1744 Fell Street, San Francisco

We are ridiculously proud of this album and are psyched to […]

By |20 April 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, News & Such, Performance|0 Comments

Fuck You Truck, I Win

fuck you truck, i win

By |1 January 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, Lyrics|0 Comments

The Upper East Side Is a Briar Patch

that wheel was spinning
like the witches knew that it would
and everything your parents tried to do to protect you
none of it did you any good

you felt the spin of the wheel
you fell hard to the floor
and nothing and no one
could make you move anymore

come on, come on—open your eyes
come on, come on—see through this disguise
that lies upon this land that the world forgot
it’s not sleep if you never wake up
it’s not sleep if you never wake up

the world grew up […]

By |1 January 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, Lyrics|0 Comments

Clytemnestra, Married to the War

your pigeon came yesterday
with word of your return
my eyes began to water
my throat began to burn

come home, come home
your wife is waiting
come home, come home

you touched her tender cheek
that was not the touch of love
your hands stayed clean
your boots were slick with blood

come home, come home
your wife is waiting
come home, come home

you chose the wind
over your own flesh and bone
surrounded by a hundred thousand men
she died alone
and you will too
wait till you see what i have planned for you

it’s been […]

By |1 January 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, Lyrics|0 Comments

Fair Play

you’ve worked your magic
on more than one of my friends
i should have seen
how this was going to end
why did i think it would be different?
i’m just another helpless man
i used to wonder why you do the things you do
now i know, you just do them cause you can

i try to play fair, but every time i do
you take everything you want and do anything you want to
i’ve heard you say the words, but girl, if this is love
well, it isn’t […]

By |1 January 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, Lyrics|0 Comments

HIDE AND SEEK, or THE FAILURE OF HERCULES

you wrap your arms around me
while you stay just out of reach
you keep it hidden
just so you can watch me seek

my dizzy hands could never hold your crooked smile
still, my fingers bear your teethmarks—the scars of my denial
you set the rules but you won’t say what they are
how could i ever hope to win?

it’s the agony of almost
it’s the longing for what’s near
it’s knowing that no matter how close you are
you’re not here

your body tells your secrets
your silence tells your […]

By |1 January 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, Lyrics|0 Comments