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    Includes unlimited streaming of Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us (LP/CD) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Silver (100) or purple (200) 12" gatefold vinyl

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about

Nowadays, a foul and unhealthy image is portrayed in the media of what we should think that ‘beauty’ is. Programs like “…Next Topmodels” propagate this fashionable nightmare. The problem with this image is that it affects a lot of people, especially young girls, and teaches them to disrespect themselves and others who don’t fit within these rules. Other than spreading low self-esteem and all sorts of eating disorders, it is simply an image that cannot be upheld and that is certainly not healthy. We hope people/TV producers and media producers will become more aware of this and will become aware that certain shows on TV have a bigger (and sickening) impact than being simply entertaining.

lyrics

Inside she’s shouting aloud
To all the faces that never appear
Her reflection as a mere shadow
She only sees the things she fears

Because we create an image
Impossible for most – not even pretty
They’re torturing themselves –swallowed in whole
Into the illusion of perfection and beauty

Please silly girl look the other way
You’ll take anything to feed your ideas
All the stuff on the street and TV
Will nourish your sickened views -
and tainted dreams

Thousands of girls ‘cause we create an image
Impossible for most – not even pretty
Are torturing themselves –swallowed in whole
Into the illusion of perfection and beauty

Let your old dreams afloat
It’s time for new ones
Ones that keep you alive

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from Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us (LP​/​CD), released September 1, 2014

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Sweet Empire Amsterdam, Netherlands

Four friends, sharing a love of independent music, came together in the summer of 2008 to establish their own musical kingdom: Sweet Empire. They started to create songs that are melodic and playful, yet at the same time deadly serious. Bringing to mind bands like Descendents, and Dag Nasty among others. Sweet Empire has a strong on animal rights, the environment, politics, and religion. ... more

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