Mall Goths

by Scarves

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Mall Goths is an album comprised of ten vignettes depicting characters along the I-5 corridor between Bellingham, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Struggling against their reality, desperate for rebellion, yet inextricably stuck, they fall in love in one city and break up in the next, all over meticulously unhinged instrumentals.

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released February 17, 2017

Scarves are:
Nikolas Stathakopoulos - Guitar, Vocals
Cael Watts - Drums
Hector Manuel Rodriguez III - Bass

Orchestral arrangments and performances by Anna Elisabeth

Produced by Dylan Wall
Mastered by Ed Brooks

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Scarves Seattle, Washington

"Scarves only seems to be getting better and more self-assured over time. Scarves combines a jarring mixture of Northwest indie, math rock, and classic emo to create an emotional landscape more relatable than many of the other indie rock outfits out there, if only for their stark honesty and abrasive attempt at human connection. " – KEXP ... more

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Track Name: Slasher Flicks
Goddamit!

I love horror films

Goddamit!

I love dying
In front of

The camera


In the first act

I was cut into pieces

In the second

Layed across a steel table

In the third

I was poorly
Put back together



Later
You came over
Covered up
In fake blood
And then later
We made out
Through your makeup 



It wouldn’t take
A lightning strike
To restart
This stalled heart
It would only take
A small spark

I like to keep
the plots simple
Simple
Just a killer
And her victim
And her victim
So let’s
Keep this
Simple
Track Name: Mall Goths
They’ve destroyed
Every distraction
We once held sacred
So there is nowhere
Romantic I can take you
To cool off

So meet me in a parking lot
We can pretend
That the pavement
Is the ocean
And the bright lights
Are the stars

So tell me
Chelsea
Why was your make up
A mess?
Did they
Catch ya
In a white lie
Or a black dress?



We’ve learned to speak their language
Of complaints
And disingenuous compliments 
I’m so sick of that talk
So meet me in a parking garage
And sing to me
Let your discord
Echo off
The concrete

So tell me
Chelsea
Why was your make up
A mess?
Did they
Catch ya
In a white lie
Or a black dress?
Track Name: Trash Bags
Listen close through the thin walls
And you can hear the crows
Sing their sad songs in stereo
But I prefer the orchestra
Of my own home
So when I get up
It's to make sure that the windows
Are closed



First I was an architect
Of my own isolation
Then I was the king
Of a castle that I built
For myself

And okay, okay I’ll admit

I’ve been spending too much time 
In my own head

And okay, okay I’ll admit

I should have taken you out
More often than I did

Cuz you were a trash bag
Sturdy and strong
Scented and pale
And I was your trash
Until you couldn’t carry me anymore
And we split apart
So this song is for the crows
That came
Circling in



I do hate those duets
That the crows do sing
I do hate those duets
That the crows do sing
I do hate those duets
That the crows do sing
I do hate those duets
That the crows do sing
Track Name: Crossroads (Reconcile)
I kinda never
Thought you’d get old
And that we
Would grow up
So very different



You found the Church
I found the Crossroads
You sold out
But I 
I sold my soul



And I’m embarrassed 
that I am afraid of you

Did you ever expect
To be ashamed of me?



You found the Church
I found the Crossroads
You sold out
But I 
I sold my soul



You’ve got your faith

You know that I

I have my hope

I think they’re leading us
To the same place



Someday I’ll stare into your eyes
And one day you’ll stare into mine
And we will see each other as we once were
Before we joined their ranks
We will both be blank
And you will be my brother again
Track Name: Jetsam
We were 2 AM Jetsam
In a coastal town

We left the bar In a stumble
Until you fell and christened the ground
With the skin from your left knee
You looked up and said,

“Could you help me please?”

You’ve always had my attention
Ever since the moment I met ya
And if I’ve never said so,
Well I’m sorry

You deserved to know



There was stale blood on your new clothes
When we got home I looked for a bandage
While you took a shower
You came out naked
And the next few moments
Were a motion blur


You’ve always had my attention
Ever since the moment I met ya
And if I’ve never said so,
Well I’m sorry
You deserved to know

You’ve always had my attention
Ever since the moment I met ya
And if I’ve never said so,
Well I’m sorry

You’ve always meant a lot to me
Track Name: Off Script
So yeah I get it

You were once a projectionist

Long before the format
Switched
Everything changes
Doesn't it?



So could you meet me
Somewhere where they haven’t
Switched out the streetlights
For LEDs just yet



So yeah I know
I was once a seamstress
Your costumes gotta comfortable
But I prefer to be
Naked

So take your mask off
And meet me someplace
Where they wouldn’t know
Our faces anyway

You were the writer

I was the actress
So 
If you promise
to be honest
I’ll go off script
For once
Track Name: Dissolve
She’s had an awful
Afternoon
So she broke down
In the breakroom

And said:


“Let me dissolve
Let me blend in
Let me dissolve
Let me fade out”



She bummed her first cigarette
In months
Thought it be a breath of fresh air
But she just felt seasick 

So she tossed it out the window
And watched the ash explode

And said a tiny prayer
On the ride home

“Let me dissolve

Let me blend in
Let me dissolve
Let me fade out

Let me be the static on the stereo
Let me drown in an ocean of white noise

Let me be the sugar in this coffee
Let me dissolve”
Track Name: Marilyn Manson
I sold my soul
To the surgeon
In exchange
She cut me open
Took out a rib
And formed it into someone
In my own image

Oh nurse,
I’ve been feeling hollow
Can’t you put me back together
Like some sort of
Deformed puzzle
Track Name: Passengers
Your mother

Made me promise
Not to waste the ink
In the pen she gave me
So we used it to tattoo
A carousel into your skin

We were only temporary
Along for the ride
We were only passengers
Passing each other by



Your father
Was a firefighter
You were an alarmist
It’s no surprise
you went off
The last time
That we talked 



I can't believe how I came across
In our last conversation
I can’t defend my diction
I was a dick
That’s something I’m sure of
We were only messengers
Messing
Each other up



We saw the same dead trees
On the same damn journey
Every other week
We saw the same dead trees
On the same damn journey
Every other week