The Time Of Year

by Occurrence

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“Driven by synth-coated melodies and a post-punk sense of atmospherics, the group explores intimacy and circuital beauty in a way that few other artists could manage. On their recent single, “The Time of Year,” the band reveals a particular loathing for the crass commercialization and emotional emptiness that this time of year often inspires. Constructed around a collection of radiating synths and clacking percussion, the song speaks to the disenchantment and ambivalence that sneak up on people in December.”
– Notes from Left of the Dial

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It’s the time of year
I hate most
It’s the holidays
I hate most

Where’s the candy, where’s the joy
Where’s the presents, you’re my present
You are near me, are you gone?
Where’s my money, where’s my toys?
Can I celebrate you’re gone?
Do I celebrate you’re gone?
Do I celebrate you’re gone?
And you are gone…

It’s the time of year
I hate most
It’s the holidays
I hate most

Will I call you, will I laugh?
Will there be some good old times?
Happy holidays today, happy holidays today
Where’s my money, where’s my toys?
Where’s my money, where’s my toys?
Can I celebrate you’re gone?
Do we celebrate you’re gone?

It’s the time of year
I hate most
It’s the holidays
I hate most

It’s the holidays
It’s the holidays
I hate

It’s the holidays
It’s the holidays
I hate
I hate…

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released December 8, 2017
Lyrics: Hager/Urban. Music: Urban
Personnel: Johnny Hager (vocals), Ken Urban (electronics, beats, synths, programming), Cat Hollyer (voicemail).
Recorded and Mixed by Ken Urban. Recorded at the Berkshire Arms in NYC. Additional Recording at an old house in Davidson, NC. Mastered by Jessica Thompson in CA. Cover Image designed by The Dan Pecci Company, Boston, MA.

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Occurrence New York, New York

Sadness happens. Noise ensues. "If Gregg Araki were to direct a lost John Hughes script about sullen teenagers and hired Matmos to create a new wave-inspired score, the result would probably sound a lot like Occurrence." – Michael Tedder. The electronic music project of vocalists Cat Hollyer and Johnny Hager and playwright Ken Urban.
occurrencemusic@gmail.com
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