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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 fake record label that makes real records.

DAMNSEL started writing music in 2015 at the Sweet Summer age of 30. What began as a lo-fi no-known-chords punk band called "Jesus Destroy Them" morphed into a band called EFFORTS with Zach Grace & Geoffrey Maybe; from this spun the (let's just call it right now) future ashes of the side project DAMNSEL & THE EUTH GROUP, also with Geoffrey (whose real name is Geoffrey W. Osborne). 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, and Noah Sabellico, but it's also a conglomerate of people with one goal: to make songs that sound like wizards shipwrecked on a tropical island (a feat that involves Zach Grace on Bass guitar, Gavin Mellberg on engineering & a kid named Matthew that everyone calls "Whistle Boy" on violin. If this were not enough, the somewhat-solo-but-not-really project DEATH.GIF was started sometime in 2018.

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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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birds at night (SINGLE)

DAMNSEL & THE EUTH GROUP

released June 5, 2018 

Recorded in Geoffrey's bedroom as usual, May 2018 for the poet Meagen Crawford's birthday. The guitars were recorded twice, after listening to the original phone DEMO and realizing we had it wrong the first go-around. The mellotron sound is Geoffrey playing a Mexican Fender very smartly through a Super Ego synth engine, the panned and phasing shaker is DAMNSEL playing a LaCroix can filled with loose change, and the F-Zero keyboards took more takes than either of us will admit. 

DAMNSEL - barely singing
Geoffrey "trap kit sad sack" Osborne - hard parts
 

BUGS ARE IN THE HOUSE! (SINGLE)

DAMNSEL & THE EUTH GROUP 

released March 15, 2018


Geoffrey W. Osborne (most of the things) 
Todd Michael DAMNSEL Rogers (many other things. some would say even more important things. Geoff wouldn't. But some would.)

BUGS ARE IN THE HOUSE was written over the course of two years & recorded in early March of 2018 in Geoffrey's Bedroom. It was mixed and mastered by the boy himself. Special thanks to Meagen Bluhz Crawford for test vocals, Dave Stewart the III for not killing us while he tried to sleep, and Zach Grace for reverb consulting + Carminati, JTB, Noah, The Weapon & brother Ben for unmixed dungeon listening. 


 

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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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(WE MAY BE THE ENEMY) EP

DAMNSEL & THE EUTH GROUP

released January 1, 2018

Todd Michael "DAMNSEL" Rogers - things
Geoffrey W. Osborne - other things
David Stewart III - ghost choir member on "DEATH WISH" 

(WE MAY BE THE ENEMY) was written & recorded in 2016 & 2017, between the best holidays and during the worst weather of each year. The songs on this release are about the same boring things that all songs are born from. But they helped the ones who wrote them.

DEATH WISH (single) 

DAMNSEL & THE EUTH GROUP

released October 31, 2016

Recorded just before Halloween 2016 in the bedroom of Geoffrey W. Osborne with additional "feel better's" by David Sebastian Stewart II.

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