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SUBHEATHEN is many things--a cyber dungeon, an imaginary friend, a thing to hide from loved ones--but in some cases, it’s a record label.

DAMNSEL started writing music in 2015 at the Sweet Summer age of 30. What began as a lo-fi/no-known-chords punk outfit morphed into a band called EFFORTS with Zach Grace; from this spun the somewhat-solo-but-not-really project DEATH.GIF And while two projects might be enough for anyone with minimal looks or talent,  it was a particularly bad set of twin Fourth of July parties that caused a third project to ignite into everyone's free time: Beset. is (mostly) DAMNSEL, Giovanni “The Weapon” Moreno, and Noah Sabellico, three boys with one goal: to make songs that sound like wizards shipwrecked on a tropical island.

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I BOUGHT YOU A COFFIN (LP)

EFFORTS

released October 15, 2018 

I BOUGHT YOU A COFFIN WAS RECORDED/ MIXED/ MASTERED AT SELF HELP INT. STUDIOS IN NASHVILLE TN. FROM NOVEMBER 2015 TO OCTOBER 2018. IT WAS PRODUCED, ENGINEERED, MIXED & MASTERED BY ZACH GRACE (WITH THE BAREST HINT OF HELP FROM DAMNSEL & GEOFFREY MAYBE) THE SONGS WERE WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY DAMNSEL, ZACH GRACE & EVENTUALLY GEOFFREY “MAYBE” OSBORNE.  

DURING THE RECORDING OF THIS LP THE BAND SURVIVED THE FOLLOWING HORRORS: LVL 12 LOCKJAW, A FAILING MARRIAGE, DEFINITIVE LOSS, THE DEATH OF A DOG, DEFINITIVE HAIR LOSS, BANDMATES IN JAPAN, BANDMATES UNSURE IF THEY ARE IN BAND, (2) CONCUSSIONS, AGONIZING ER VISITS, LOSS OF A TOOTH DUE TO CEMENT FLOOR, DEPRESSION, “BEING 29”, ATROPHIED MUSCLES, CRIPPLING HEMORRHOIDS, LOSS OF JOBS, INABILITY TO SING, “BEING 32”, DISCOVERING SOBRIETY, AND SOME GENERAL EXISTENTIAL ANGST. 

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MAY THE EYES THAT RISE UPON YOU NEVER KNOW (YOUR TRUE HEART) EP

EFFORTS 

released July 27, 2018

HORROR/GUITAR/VOX - DAMNSEL
INTRIGUE/DRUMS/VOX/MANY THINGS - ZACH GRACE
EROTICISM/BASS/OTHER THINGS - GEOFFREY MAYBE


This EP was recorded from Early 2016 to Mid 2018 while preparing the finishes for the LP I BOUGHT YOU A COFFIN. ASH TO DUST was written in between text messages with someone acting like a piece of shit. Each chord can be made on the guitar while holding up your middle finger. Word Waster was written in as much sadness as it was anger. The triple drums are one of ZACH'S finest moments. Bridge Song was the first chorus DAMNSEL ever wrote. The better and cooler sounding guitars are his youngest brother Ben sitting on Zach's floor with a Fender Jagstang. PALE HORSE was written about a real thing that happened once. I'll BRING THE BLOOD was the first accidental song all three band members ever played together, during their first practice with GEOFFREY MAYBE in October of 2016. it was finalized in the studio after GEOFFREY helped DAMNSEL finish the EP cover on ZACH'S couch, and was recorded by DAMNSEL & Zach in that same muggy basement at the end of June. 

Please don't kill yourself. We didn't so far, so you don't have to either. 


 

PSYCHIC LOAN / WHERE IS YOUR OCEAN? (DOUBLE SINGLE)

Beset.

released July 4, 2018 

The words "Beset." and "Where is your Ocean?" were written down by DAMNSEL between two upsetting parties on July fourth, 2017; from that act spun late night demoing sessions with someone named The Weapon in a former trap house. The songs on this release were purposely written backwards; with DAMNSEL pulling lyrics from his many notes and The Weapon writing guitar parts over them. 

"Psychic Loan" was the first demo finished and "Where is Your Ocean?" came a week later. Months later, Noah Sabellico expressed interest in the project before moving away. He returned from afar after a roommate performed an unexpected blood ceremony over his synthesizers, and began drumming in The Weapon's living room shortly thereafter. After several others joined the band, attempted to, or were kicked out (and after one botched recording session) the rest of the lineup was filled out for this recording by Zach, Trey, and Whistle Boy. Both songs were tracked in early April of 2018. 


Recorded SEVERAL time at Dark Horse Recording in Franklin, TN. 
Engineered by The Great Gavin Mellberg
Force Mastered by Geoffrey W. Osborne (somehow) on 7/4/18

DAMNSEL - some would say vocals
Giovanni "THE WEAPON" Moreno - guitar
Noah Sabellico - Drums /Piano
Zach Grace - bass
Trey Gaston - guitar (on track 2) 
Matthew "Whistle Boy" Rennick-Rohrer - violin

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IT'S ONLY FEBRUARY (SINGLE)

EFFORTS

released February 14, 2018

IT'S ONLY FEBRUARY WAS RECORDED TWO SEPARATE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF TWO AND A HALF YEARS IN THE LUXURIOUS SELF HELP INTERNATIONAL STUDIO. THIS SONGS IS DOUBLE-MASTERED™ FOR EXCEPTIONALISH SOUND QUALITY. 

TODD MICHAEL "DAMNSEL" ROGERS - X'S
ZACH GRACE - O'S
GEOFFREY "MAYBE" OSBORNE - OH NO'S

may you absorb all evil ep

EFFORTS

released January 18, 2018

DAMNSEL - skeletons
GRACE - muscle
GEOFFREY MAYBE - blood

DURING THE RECORDING OF THIS EP AND THE SOON TO BE SEEN LP, THE BAND SURVIVED THE FOLLOWING HORRORS: LVL 12 LOCKJAW, A FAILING MARRIAGE, DEFINITIVE LOSS, THE DEATH OF A DOG, BANDMATES IN JAPAN, BANDMATES UNSURE IF THEY ARE IN BAND, (2) CONCUSSIONS, AGONIZING ER VISITS, LOSS OF A TOOTH DUE TO CEMENT FLOOR, DEPRESSION, “BEING 29”, ATROPHIED MUSCLES, CRIPPLING HEMORRHOIDS, LOSS OF JOBS, INABILITY TO SING, “BEING 32”,  DISCOVERING SOBRIETY, AND GENERAL EXISTENTIAL ANGST. 


artwork by the extravagant Liam Barrett
www.liambarrett.co.uk 

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