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This four track split features the latest material from The Calm Before and I Made You Myself. Each side of the split centers on a different topic matter; the blend of the two sides creates something truly unique and we hope you all enjoy it.

I Made You Myself side: imadeyoumyself.bandcamp.com

Pre-order a 10" black or mixed color vinyl here: www.storenvy.com/products/5209457-i-made-you-myself-the-calm-before-split-10-vinyl


released February 14, 2014

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Lucas Haupt.
Album art/CD/vinyl layout designed by Mikey Giardina.

The Calm Before is:
Austin Hartline
Andrew Smith
Jacob Venditti
Matthew Meifert
Richard Kasbee

I Made You Myself is:
Bret Bennette
Brian Halicki
Jason De Leon
Lucas Haupt
Patrick Greenwood



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The Calm Before Chicago, Illinois

Started in December 2011. Stories from four guys living in the Chicago area.

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Track Name: The Calm Before - Able Bodied
I'd leave the words out to read if there were anything to see. I'd walk the open path if there was a place to drag my feet. There's still to be so much, so much to feel from the touch of your sweating hands.

I won't believe in sleep, because all I can see are dreams. A vision of two, branded to the weary eyes of the concrete. Still, nothing ever happens. My friend, I've forgotten your name.

Fall came around and left my days in rain. A profound tide. Left the pressure in my throat all too high.

Putting off everyone Putting off everything Finding your fortress in another's words. While I lay here and hate everything I've heard

Recovery may come easy to some; but me not so much. I can't remember a time where I was good at something. And we wonder why we lay in bed above the darkened streets; completely crazed by thoughts of me peeling at the seems. There's too much weight to carry in this worthless body. I'm getting worse. You built up a playwright and you're the lead role, but all you know is what you wrote.

Today my closed hands cant hold enough Always looking for solid ground to spin upon