State Line Machine

by Son & Heir

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released February 17, 2017

Music by Son & Heir

Rob Avery: Guitars
J.T. Bielan: Bass/Vocals
Bradley Emmons: Drums
Tyler Richardson: Vocals/Guitars/Keys

Recorded in July 2016 at Noisy Little Critter Studios
Produced and Mixed by Mike Bardzik
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

State Line Machine is a compilation with additional tracks from:
Hold Down the Ocean (
Easy Creatures (
Worth (

State Line Machine is available on vinyl through Dullest Records (



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Son & Heir Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Since forming in 2013, Son & Heir have crafted a brand of heavy, melodic, rock that links back to the group's collective hardcore and punk roots, while embracing a unique direction all their own. Their debut EP—Anchorless—is now available.

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Track Name: Phantom or Ghost
This feeling is not of our own mind
Invented, implanted
Half-truths and only one right side
Helpless and stranded
It weaves like smoke trails throughout the air
Apart from, among
With sharp intentions, fights unfair
The breath stole from your lungs

Next choice the one that matters most
Choose now – the phantom or the ghost

The lines have blurred, the rules have changed
They’re undeterred now
Our conscience and our reason tamed
Honor disavowed
They bet both sides to rig the game
A subtle sleight of hand
A burst of air into our veins
Control and command

If we are to believe everything we see
Then the truth is fleeting and changes with the breeze
We mustn’t let our minds be shaped by their designs
It’s for us to decide what is real in our eyes
Track Name: Where Light May Lead
For many men have ventured on the sea
And sunk below the reef
Never to be seen
In wondrous depths where nothing is as it seems
Suspended so serene
You’re lost within a dream

But when the night is over
I will see the shore by morning’s light

For age and time
Lay down my life
A sign, a light
Through second sight
For everything will fade in time
For everything I’ll give what’s mine

Though tides and waves will try to pull us down
To turn our needles around
And run our ship aground
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear
A truth so plain and clear
Is always and is near

And when the night is over
I will see the shore by morning’s light

Are you so sure of mind
To leave yourself behind
And let the dead bury their own dead
I’ll follow where the light may lead
Across a vast and open sea
To promises of shores ahead
What traps and snares lie left unseen
To keep up from who we want to be
And pull us back down paths we’ve fled
This shaking keeps me steady
Ever poised and ready
Without a place to lay my head