Model View Controller

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released February 24, 2017

Produced by Ryan White.

Recorded at Listencareful Studios in early June, 2016. Additional recording took place at Fraurauh Studios and the Musikschule in Treiskirchen from June to August, 2016. Mixed and mastered by Alexander Lausch at Listencareful Studios, Vienna, Austria.

All words and music written by Ryan Stark White (BMI).
Album cover design by Ryan White.

CHICK QUEST ARE:
Ryan White: vocals, guitars, keyboards & synths, percussion, effects
Iris Rauh: drums
Magdalena Kraev: bass
Marcus Racz: trumpet, keyboards & synths, piano, percussion

ADDITIONAL HELP:
Tristan Bath: effects, keyboards

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Alexander Lausch, John Silver, Tristan Bath

More information can be found at www.chickquest.com.

Thank you for listening. Trust no one.

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Started in early 2014 by Ryan White and Iris Rauh. Debut album released in April, 2015. Sophomore follow up released February 24th, 2017. More info can be found here: www.chickquest.com/about

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Track Name: Model View Controller
In the model view controller
Life’s divided, organized
It’s easy to see your thoughts
pulled from a database

Illusion of entrapment equals doom.

Misinformed and confused
I’m given options I think I choose
The glow of what I can view
is worshiped as truth
I’m doomed
Let’s ride
Track Name: The Afterlife
Meanwhile...

The lady on the TV's singing how much she loves him as if she means it
Dramatic slow-mo Turkish guy is clenching his fists to show he feels it
Everything's emotional and serious
Everything's emotional and serious
You buy what you eye and try to model your style off the afterlife.

I’m only gonna dance if I have heard of this song because I can’t feel it
I’m only gonna dance if I have heard of this song because I can’t feel it
Give them all an anthem to believe in
Give them all an anthem to believe in
The repetitious Sisyphus is looping the hits in the afterlife.

I’m looking around, I'm thinking about it
I’m breaking it down, I’m waiting for cues
They’re dancing around, I’m thinking about it
Stop… ok!

Here’s another four dudes in a rawk band
Here’s another love song for your right hand
The repetitious Sisyphus is looping the hits in the afterlife.

I’m only gonna dance if I’ve heard of this song before.
I’m only gonna dance if I’ve heard of this song before.
Singing messiahs
Pensive objection
Faces are gazing
in random directions
I’m waiting for the day when we can make our escape out of the afterlife.

I’m looking around, I'm thinking about it
I’m breaking it down, I’m waiting for cues
They’re dancing around, I’m thinking about it
Stop.
Track Name: Down in a Crypt
Down in a crypt my life depicts
All the gloom and macabre in a Karloff flick.
The gray malaise has spent all its days
And now it’s time for something that will raze this phase.

Down in a crypt my love gets stripped
Under the sex and the ground where the rhythm’s kept.
The raw, untamed, incandescent profane
Lose control of their soul in this arcane domain.

Down in the shit, the nit and the grit
Where moving like a human means you dance a bit,
The epidermis sweats and the heart’s divine
While shaking to a Belgrade bomb in common time.

Cyrillic skeleton dance
Cyrillic skeleton trance
I cannot speak your language but I know know know that I’m home.
Track Name: One Dead End Leads to Another
Don’t get angry
Don’t get sad
Just behave

Not an exit
Vanilla future
Lost decade
Changed overnight
A different body
A deeper meaning
The sun is rising
The brain is haunted still

Because take the long way backwards
Going up to go down
Straight on the path goes around around around around
till there’s no path, only ground
Feed on sense of escape
Feed on sense of escape
One dead end leads to another
One dead end leads to another
Call it confusion
Or call it movement

Premonition
False alarms
Same sidewalks
No longer friends
Exhaust all options
Recurring dream
A laundry list of
Threats and promises

So take the long way backwards
Going up to go down
Straight on the path goes around around around around
till there’s no path, only ground
Get away from the news
Get away from the news
One dead end leads to another
One dead end leads to another
Call it confusion
Or call it movement

So take the long way backwards
Going up to go down
Take the long way backwards
Going up to go down
Feed on sense of escape
Feed on sense of escape
One dead end leads to another
One dead end leads to another
Track Name: Identity Crisis in the Grocery Store
A myriad of thoughts go rummaging through my brain
Saying “What are you doing? What are you doing?”
I’m tired of being so nice when the norms don’t do the same.
What am I doing? What am I doing?
The feelings in my heart are trying to move my legs
But get tangled every time and just end up in my head.
Hey Miss, you alright? Hey girl you alright?
Then what are you doing? What are you doing?
Dramatic pause.
Spotlighting.
Produce aisle.
I asked you a question.

“I’m. Trying. To walk. Right out the door.”

I can be the man that holds your pretty little hand
They’ll say, “What are you doing?? What do you think you’re doing??
You’re just a stupid girl who’s confused, don’t understand.
So then what are you doing?? What are you doing??”
Hesitant pause.
Empty stare.
Cereal aisle.
Is anyone in there?

Gone... right out the door.
Track Name: Savant Garde
How many brain cells? Don’t need to think about it.
The perfect galaxy? Don’t need to think about it.
Most vivid color? Don’t need to think about it.
I’ll write a think piece! Don’t need to think about it.

I’m gonna check you out.
I’m gonna check you out.
I’m gonna check you out.
I’m wanna check you out out out out alright.

The king has spoken: everything that you're doing is wrong
Don’t feel the notion of emotion that is there in the song
Your UV needle zigzag noise marathon
Ain't at the forefront of cool junk that I’ve hit upon
The hypocritics come out, don’t need to think about it
Your punk offends me somehow, don't need to think about it
Circle jerk scene appends all the trends and then
Pretends to know their value even though the value offends.

How many major chords? Don’t need to think about it.
Rows in my database? Don’t need to think about it.
What’s in a masterpiece? Don’t need to think about it.
I’ll square the circle! Don’t need to think about it.
Track Name: Exit Strategy
Help me
I’m stuck inside this airport
My friends are ghosts

Sundays
Bones grinding slowly to a halt
Job’s a mess

Traffic
There's lightning caught inside this jar
No escape from the doom

The girl in the magazine has it all.
Beaches and French cuisine, vomit sprawl.
We wish you all the luck on your journey.

Meanwhile
A feeling something’s gone awry
Self esteem dream

No time
The city breathes another sigh
Letting go

Cornered
I’ve been living like wallpaper
Things have changed for the strange

The girl in the magazine has it all.
I’m sorry if this is mean: won’t miss you all.
We wish you all the luck on your journey.
Have a nice day!
Track Name: Brand New Crush
I got a brand new crush
An exciting new conquest
I got a brand new crush
A man who reads his Hermann Hesse
While sipping tea to X-Ray Spex.

I got a brand new crush
He’s completely erudite
I creep the colors on his lips
for a fix when the thought of him inflicts
I emulate his finger tips
and dream he’ll be my little bitch someday

I got a brand new crush!
I know I’ve said it all before
You leggy girls are all the same
Pretty tame, your pretty makeup’s pretty lame
I’m a rabid walking fantasy
I came to kill before I leave.
I shaved my legs for this.

Throw him around like a little doll
in a clash of dress up gender roles
He can be my beauty queen
Never heard but always seen
Never heard but just obscene

I got a brand new crush
I’m gonna check him out
Riding shotgun in a stare
Like a deer, love sux if he’s not here
There’s eye candy everywhere
but honestly I just don’t care because

I got a brand new crush!
The feeling keeps me up at night
You bitchy girls are all the same
Pretty tame, your pretty makeup’s pretty lame
I’m a rabid walking fantasy
I came to kill before I leave.
I shaved my legs for this.

Throw him around like a little doll
in a clash of dress up gender roles
He can be my beauty queen
Never heard but always seen
Never heard but just obscene

I got a brand new crush
I got a brand new crush
I got a brand new crush
I got a brand new crush
I’m dangerous, I’m assertive, I will cut you, let me tell you, let me tell you all about my my my my my brand new crush!
Track Name: Chase Scene
Motorcycle helmet
Number 7 on each side
Bullets hitting hand rails
Drifting through red lights
The villain’s got an eye patch
A skull for the clutch
Overused tropes give away the scene
as they smash through some glass carried across the street.
But I am not your cliche.

Technicolor menace
Ramming like a porno
Detour through the market
Punch the goon through the window
Break through the gate to the flood canal
Make the escape when the plot’s run out
Why do you hear these scenes and then
assume the roles are played by men?
Because that is the real cliche.