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A Good Day To Try Hard

by Villainest

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I'm so tired But I'm inspired by the change that I've seen lately Bands sold out and my friends left town Along with half of what I thought I believed But the sky's still blue and the world so new to me So why should I not take it? I've tried like hell to hide my skeletons But why should I? Now... it's time. There's nothing I can do about it. Well I contest that you're nothing special just 'cause you moved to Toronto It's only fear that brought you here, thanks to everything you failed to achieve You're far too old to be getting over it - And why'd you even want to? How much fun was the bad you've done? So take the world off-guard The best day to try hard 'cause I don't wanna talk about it.
He was the one I loved since I was a kid (Well I loved him too) Well girl, I know that you did Red hair and freckles were my Achilles heel When I couldn't beg or borrow I had to steal him from you But now I know much better I had a good thing going on for so long I don't know how it went so totally wrong I was the Pop Shoppe casanova Now I'm just a ginger fool Guess I shouldn't have dated every girl in the school Once loved me, but now they all know better I don't want him You can have him I don't want him Let's kiss, make up be friends now. I see something shiny and I want it, so go get it for me...
The Machine 05:54
How can you bring so much death? You're just a machine A covered-by-the-NHS Destructor of dreams Every cell I use as I draw breath Points towards a disease I know exactly how I lose myself Just not what it means Oh, cruel fate how you do mock me But If I ever wanna swim with sharks Nobody can stop me Predetermination's not the downer you'd assume it would be This diagnosis is a weapon and I use it to live comfortably A curse to bring me great success With what's important to me Can't see the spectre of eternal rest But now I know where it sleeps Oh, cruel fate how you do mock me But If I ever wanna swim with sharks Nobody can stop me There's no way this can end well But trust me baby, I'm a professional To love the way you dance with death Is to live in the best hell
Peach 03:53
I got what I need I don't need a glowing star to increase my speed. I got what I need I don't need to level up to make me feel free.
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A GOOD DAY TO TRY HARD is Villainest's second EP & our self-produced, zero-budget follow-up to the totally-not-ignored-and-entirely-amazing FIGHT ON A THEME/MIXTAPE.

A GOOD DAY TO TRY HARD mixes a MIDI-modded SEGA Mega Drive with a Roland Ax-Synth, guitars, drums and vocals to provide the party soundtrack of your twisted dreams.

A GOOD DAY TO TRY HARD is what Chinese Democracy would have become had Axl Rose lost all his money in 1993 before spending 22 years and $40 CAD playing Sonic 3 and overproducing an EP.

You can buy A GOOD DAY TO TRY HARD online and on limited ultra-modern DIY CASSETTE TAPE. Each physical cassette contains the online tracks plus SECRET BONUS TRACKS, unique to that copy, culled with tremendous skill from Villainest's illustrious catalogue of kick-ass demos, covers and previous releases.

A GOOD DAY TO TRY HARD is, of course, named in part after Die Hard 5, the universal critical acclaim for which we would like to replicate with our music.


released January 15, 2016

Produced by James Harding
Drums engineered & recorded by Jari Salminen
Mastered by Sean Hingston
Artwork by Kai Salminen

James Harding - guitars, vocals, programming, synthesizers
Gill Story - keytar, vocals
Robin Snip - vocals
Jari Salminen - drums, electronic percussion
Kai Salminen - live bass

Tracks 1 and 3: words and music by James Harding
Track 2: words by Gillian Story and Robin Snip, music by Gillian Story
Track 4: words by Robin Snip, music by James Harding, Gillian Story and Jari Salminen

16-bit versions (tracks 5 - 8) programmed and produced by James Harding.

- little-scale GenMDM-modded SEGA Mega Drive (PAL)
- FMDrive & SPSG by Aly James Labs
- Roland Ax-Synth
- Korg Monotron
- mGB running on a Game Boy Color

Lyrics for "The Machine" are based on the "Machine of Death" series of sci-fi short stories compiled and edited by Ryan North, David Malki and Matthew Bennardo.




Villainest Toronto, Ontario

Sega Mega Drive-based electro-rock for your future good times.

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