Bear. Shark. Wolf. (2nd Edition)

by Caracal

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    CARACAL re-releases their debut full-length ‘BEAR. SHARK. WOLF.’ on KittyWu Records. Sheathed in entirely new art and packaging, this second edition comes with 2 additional tracks re-recorded at Snakeweed Studios and mastered with João Carvalho of João Carvalho Mastering (Sloan, Buck 65, The Weakerthans, Death From Above 1979).

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Singapore post-hardcore alternative group CARACAL re-releases their debut full-length 'BEAR. SHARK. WOLF.' on KittyWu Records. Sheathed in entirely new art and packaging, this second edition comes with 2 additional tracks re-recorded at Snakeweed Studios and mastered with João Carvalho of João Carvalho Mastering (Sloan, Buck 65, The Weakerthans, Death From Above 1979).

'BEAR. SHARK. WOLF.' is the result of CARACAL’s desire to create honest and inuential music, backed up with strong rock sensibilities and intensely personal lyrics. Creatively inspired by eclectic artistes such as Incubus, Foo Fighters, rice, Emery and Norma Jean, 'BEAR. SHARK. WOLF.' is record of a band captured in its genuinely raw and youthful stage, ready and willing to risk everything regardless of what critics might say.

"After collaborating with our friends from other bands on our songs
– e Strain and Charalatan – for our intense live show at Baybeats 2011, we felt it was such a waste that it couldn't be relived again. We decided to re-record and sonically re-create the same mayhem, but of course in a more controlled environment. Moreover, collaborating with friends is always interesting and fun."
- Gabriel De Souza

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released 29 June 2012

Lead vocals on all tracks - K.C. Meals
Guitars on all tracks: Gabriel De Souza & Field Teo
Bass guitar on Track 1–13: Henry Velge
Bass guitar on Track 14: Steve Kwek.
Drums on all tracks, Vibraslap on Track 14: Martin Kong
Additional keyboards on Track 3 & 14 by Leonard Soosay
Additional group vocals on Track 4: Jaren Loy, Simon Yoong, Marc Lee, Valeriana Setiawan
Additional vocals on Track 13: Melvin Ong
Acoustic guitar, vocals on Track 14: Mark John Hariman.
Trumpet on Track 14: Christopher Yong Lin.

Produced, engineered & mixed by Leonard Soosay at Snakeweed Studios, Singapore
Assistant engineer: Martin Kong
Tracks 1 - 12 mastered by Leon Zervos at Studios 301, Australia
Tracks 13 & 14 mastered by Joao Carvalho at Joao Carvalho Mastering, Canada
All lyrics written by K.C Meals, Martin Kong & Field Teo
All music written & performed by Caracal
Performance rights of all songs administered by Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS)

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One of Singapore’s foremost post-hardcore bands, Caracal plays a visceral brand of rock that alternates between crushing riffs and gorgeous harmonic melodies. The
confident songwriting shines through in their debut full-length ‘BEAR. SHARK. WOLF.’, a visceral record embellished with their trademark brutal technicality and raw youth.
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Track Name: Bruce Banner Made A Big Mess
So cut out your pride, don’t let this slide. You feel it don’t you, building up inside. Well they dont know what it’s like, to be at the end of this. I swear it’s not alright. It’s not alright. Just take it back, just take it all back now. Or you’ll be wishing you were somewhere else.What does a man gotta do to find some. Some peace and quiet around here. Yea you don’t know what it’s like on the other side. Yea when I lose control. Yea I like it. Well I like it. Yea I like it when I lose control. I’ll watch my temper until you get here. No you just wait and see, there is no place for peace. What do you want little man, you’re making me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. That is because I don’t want to know you, what do you want little man. Now what do you have to say for half the things you’ve done, you know you’d like to be somebody else you know. Calm down son, you’ll hurt yourself. Fall from grace, I’m not completely wrong, you’re not completely right. Hold me now, just hold me now. You can’t bring me down, you won’t bring me down. You can’t take back what you gave to me again.
Track Name: Wolves
They stick together like wolves, they sink their teeth in our pride. They feed on our insides. Your fragile shells won’t save you from this grave. So then repent, repent, fall down on your knees and repent. You clench your jaws and use the book to stop them bullets, who wrote these laws and why are they staring at me and getting hungry. You make me sick, its time to bring an end to all of this. We are not who we are, we kneel on fault lines more than clouds. We are not who we are, we race to find out what we’ve lost. We’re kneeling, we’re kneeling. If change is god, then who are we to punch his stomach. Oh please dear god, do I get in just because I gave. Cause I gave. Your fragile shells wont save you from this grave. So then, our time has come and we’ll just fall on our knees. And then we’ll repent,repent fall down on your knees and repent.
Track Name: Charlatan
Patience, he said in a loud voice, more like a whisper. And again, now with venom in his heart this quiet roar. Sickens me to know how much of a lightweight you are. You are no herald or messenger, more like a charlatan. Your ball and chain won’t let you go, you’ve crawled up to the sun and died. I’m glad you died, don’t you dare look back and tell us how much you’ve cried. I will never believe a word you say again. Talk is cheap, your face is cheaper like your lies. Your ball and chain. Won’t let you go, you’ve crawled up to the sun and died.Why did you die, we all have crosses to bear. And now that you’re gone, I hate to say goodbye. Why did you die, we all have crosses to bear. And now that you’re gone, I hate to say goodbye. A part of us has died.
Track Name: Bears
We built this ship to sail, and had our anchors weigh us down. Down to the ground. Our bones have cracked like coal, our souls head straight to the unknown, but are we bold. We march in single file to fight for anything worthwhile, but this time we won’t be riled. We’ll make it out of the storm, and we will never conform.We stayed, we paid the price. Cause I can’t wait for myself to break from the soil like worms of the earth. We stayed, we paid the price. Sound out the sirens now, they say hello you’re breaking up. Can you hear us now? Are we loud enough for you to send us out? We’ve climbed this crooked mast only to see the sky swallow the lives of friends in our defense. We’ll make it out of the storm, and we will never conform. We stayed, we paid the price. Cause I can’t wait for myself to break from the soil like worms of the earth. We stayed, we paid the price. Sound out the sirens now, tell me can you hear us now.
Track Name: Cheers To Love
Don’t we all have our frustrations, don’t we all want to learn some patience. Don’t we all want some attention, don’t we all wanna praise our existence. But it’s so tiring to feel the pain and it’s so painful to feel that it’s impossible to love again. Oh my god I’m a stranger, to myself and nothings left for you. Oh my god I’m a sinner, against what the freaks call love. Oh my god I do not know love, I close my eyes to pretend it doesn’t hurt. Oh my god I do not know love, I open my eyes in hopes of finding you there. I close my eyes and I count to ten, I can never find a heart to settle in. Who’s watching, who’s watching you now, yea. This is more captivating than the light, a light that doesn’t shine it doesnt ever shine. It gives a hope that dies. I wish i was alive. So go ahead and make me an offer, place your cards across the table. We’ve been here for too long, and this has got to stop. Nothing’s okay, I’ve been lying to you. Nothing’s okay, I’ve been putting on airs. I cannot trust myself, this has gone too far. Don’t we all just wana feel alive. So here’s to love and all the pain that it requires. So what is love, I just wanna feel alive yea.
Track Name: Snake Blood
I’ve had enough of all these unending needs.We all behave like strays, we all become oh so obscene.And everything I say or do, I’ll always feel oh so cold. Cause I just want you to know. I’ll find my way to break these chains, I’ll find my way. Now I’ll never be alone again, so quit inhaling so much failure cause I dont owe you a goddamn life, so get one for your bloody self. I’ll find my way to break these chains, I’ll find my way. Don’t live to hate, you choose your fate, don’t live to take. So pray for those who hate & live to take, you’ll find your way. I’ll find my way to break these chains i’ll find my way.
Track Name: Sharks
We sent shockwaves through their nerves, when they smelt our blood in the open water. We’re running,we’re running. But they’re always closing in. Should we stay, just turn around and fight for it. Still we sing. This is not a test for us, we’ll never take what you say. You almost got the best of us. Never again, never again. No, they wont let us go. We built these walls up not for you, to bring them down.We’re running, we’re running. But they’re always closing in.We built these walls up not for you, to bring them down. When will the liars speak the truth, they all sound the same. Now we stand alone, but you’ll never move our hearts. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, it’s always easier said than done. I stand before you as evidence, a testament to this smoking gun. They start circling, but we break out. They start circling, have we made it out?
Track Name: Barrel Of A Gun
I don’t know how it began, how it happened, how it ends. What have we become, the barrel of a gun. Paid my sins my soul is soiled, cause you are right and I have failed. At least I will repent, in my cloudy skull. Crawling back into my head, I ask myself what he said. What could you have done, are you just gonna run. No not this time, yes I know, you won’t find what you’re looking for. No not this time, yes I know.You won’t find what you’re looking for. I don’t know how it began, how it happened, how it ends. What have we become, the barrel of a gun. And I’m sick and tired of being poked in the back,what does it mean for us to fall. Does it mean anything at all. My mouth is dry and I hate to lie. Of all the things that I have feared, should I fear of this the most. I’ve paid my sins my soul is soiled, cause you are right and I have failed, I have failed.
Track Name: The Strain
For all the times you’re left behind, there’s always someone else behind. Left behind you keeping watch. A common ground holds us apart, and who’s to know we’ve played our part. And you forget what you’ve been told. And in our hearts and in our minds it feels like we’re burning up like it’s the end. I will stand for you, we’ll stand for this. At least we will survive. I will stand for you, if you learn to take it on your own. From the words you strung together. So simple, so easily that change is an only constant in our lives, I tried to sound this silent alarm. Please help me out, I won’t strain. I won’t strain no more. What do you do when your orbits start to turn, what do you do when your orbits start to burn.
Track Name: Smart Move Robert
I can never measure up with these promises I’ll never keep, I do not deserve to even be in your thoughts, I was never meant to be sought by you. And there’s nothing I can do, except just to look at you. And know that this will hurt, and in your eyes the look of defeat. I can’t exactly see, the beauty of my promises. The amber in your eyes, from the darkness of my lies. My sins like scarlet, please wash them white as wool. My sins like scarlet. Please wash them away for me, are we alright, are we alright, me and you. We are alright, we are alright me and you. Is this what you want, so let’s work this out. Hold me please hold me, i don’t want to sin. Take me please take me, please take me away. Pick me up pick me up, up from the ground. Please let me live with this scar in my heart.
Track Name: The Prize Fight
Unfold, bewitched me. Such popular humanity, is treason and apathy. Greed and avid, like a parasite. Never giving, always taking. A husband’s first praise, as a friend and protector. And changing not these titles, as tyrant and hector. She says it’s love, I lie and agree with her. Give all you’ve got, he’s holding back everything. Behind closed doors, I’m wounded and crying. Yes I am scared. Not of you, of losing her. Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you. Embrace me, my irreplaceable you. Hey I saw you from afar and I need to let you know, that this is intense for me because you’re beautiful.
Track Name: The Strain featuring Melvin Ong (Ruins And Remains)
For all the times you’re left behind, there’s always someone else behind. Left behind you keeping watch. A common ground holds us apart, and who’s to know we’ve played our part. And you forget what you’ve been told. And in our hearts and in our minds it feels like we’re burning up like it’s the end. I will stand for you, we’ll stand for this. At least we will survive. I will stand for you, if you learn to take it on your own. From the words you strung together. So simple, so easily that change is an only constant in our lives, I tried to sound this silent alarm. Please help me out, I won’t strain. I won’t strain no more. What do you do when your orbits start to turn, what do you do when your orbits start to burn.
Track Name: Charlatan El Diablo (A Mexican Standoff)
Patience, he said in a loud voice, more like a whisper. And again, now with venom in his heart this quiet roar. Sickens me to know how much of a lightweight you are. You are no herald or messenger, more like a charlatan. Your ball and chain won’t let you go, you’ve crawled up to the sun and died. I’m glad you died, don’t you dare look back and tell us how much you’ve cried. I will never believe a word you say again. Talk is cheap, your face is cheaper like your lies. Your ball and chain. Won’t let you go, you’ve crawled up to the sun and died.Why did you die, we all have crosses to bear. And now that you’re gone, I hate to say goodbye. Why did you die, we all have crosses to bear. And now that you’re gone, I hate to say goodbye. A part of us has died.