The Nowhere of Shangri​-​La

by Daxma

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“Eons Apart” is a song about desperation in a world strangled by the ghosts of its past, a world in its twilight which must necessarily perish but can’t yet figure out how to make itself disappear.

The etymology of utopia-“nowhere”- is widely known, but in this conceptualization an invalidation of its want is falsely imposed. The very notion becomes reduced to a childish, idealist fantasy choked out by the litmus test of the “real world”.

Yet, it is this pre-formed notion of its impossibility which must be done away with. Hope persists in the deepest recesses of our social scars. A spectre still looms. In contradiction we may find new forms-of-life.

Just as “Eons Apart” expresses frustration at waiting, it is at once also meant as a validation of utopian desire. The tools and material force to dismantle and create are already with us; we need only to find in one another our collective courage and strength.

Forthcoming 2017 full length debut: "The Head Which Becomes The Skull"


released May 14, 2016

Jessica - Vocals, Guitar, Violin
Kelly - Vocals, Bass
Isaac - Guitar
Stephen - Guitar
Thomas - Drums

*Original album artwork by Leah Jean
*Recorded/Mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Emeryville, CA
*Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, OR



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Daxma Oakland, California

Isaac // Guitar, Vocals

Jessica // Violin, Guitar, Vocals

Kelly // Bass, Vocals

Thomas // Drums

Forrest // Guitar

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