Silent Scream of Gulls

by Zweng, produced by Jonathan Hakakian

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Zweng is what indie music used to sound like, when it was still a term that referred to the independence of the label and not the sound. In other words, it's fantastic.

Ryan Zweng is barely 24 and he's already gathering comparisons to Prince, David Bowie, and Death Cab For Cutie. He released two EPs before his first full length, Silent Scream of Gulls.

Everything in Silent Scream of Gulls blends together in a way that somehow sounds like nothing you've ever heard while still sounding classic. The music is smart and balanced, without sounding like he's trying too hard.

In “The Choke”, Zweng opens with “Well I'm trying my best to get addicted to cigarettes/ it hurts my throat but it helps my head/ I've made up my mind/ I'm gonna die trying”. His lyrics are bold, clever, and endlessly refreshing. Even “Push Love”, which contains a rap by MC Dino, is better than you'd expect it to be.

Zweng is an artist that knows what he's doing, but isn't taking himself too seriously, and it works.

-Abey K Davis. Muzik Reviews

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released January 1, 2010

Performed by Ryan Zweng, Jonathan Hakakian and Steve Riley.

Produced by Jonathan Hakakian (www.hearcolormusic.com)

Steve Riley (www.stevethemusician.com)

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Track Name: Sinning Souls
Well I had a darlin but she was full of sin, so I took out my razor and I cut her clean of it. There were puddles of trouble and white lies stainig tile, the jealousy dribbled gently all over my bright smiles.

I never seen a picture but I know that heavens nice. I never been to Denver but Im sure its mighty high. Woah oh oh my dalrin died.

Well my little flower, she grows under ground. She eats lunch with spiders, the worms hired her to get around. And they sa in the good book a cheater's liable to die. Well ive never been a reader but I sure like to write.

I never seen a picture but I know what hell looks like. I never been to Denver but Im sure its mighty high. Woah oh oh my dalrin died.

And down in town they are asking around, where oh where has Jenny gone. And here at home God's with me so im not alone, woah oh oh you poor sinning souls.

Well i had a darlin but she was mean to me, and now that girls starving, lord salvation isnt free.
Track Name: 2 Pens
If you wanna paint a tree try two pens then, branches and leaves, and they all look so different, we got markers and inks, and crayola crimson, I got two tops, they never fall off.

I got two pens and I use them like one of a kind
When im drawing I never ever use my mind...
Track Name: Further South
Im gonna change my style, Im gonna find a new scene, Im moving further south where the chicks know my name. Im gonna get a new suite, buy some new shoes too, start wearing bolo ties and suspenders too.

I'm moving further south, where the sun dont set on the pretty pictures in my mind. And you just cant figure out, where the sun goes...
Track Name: The Choke
Well Im trying my best to get addicted to cigarettes, it hurts my head but it helps my head. Ive made up my mind, Im gonna die trying, the folks back home know I need to unwind.

And if you see me around Ill be outside with my head on the ground you see, no one will sit next to me, pretty please.

Well Im taking it slow, blow by blow, the smoke the choke, anything goes. And if you call me a fool Ill just think I look cool, alone, stoned, anything goes.

And if you see me around Ill be outside with my head in a cloud you see, no one will even talk to me, pretty please.

I roll away the best part of my day, sit in veine and play with my papers all die, I bought a light I bought a case you see...
Track Name: Push Love
Light streams down on her face, so she thinks of love and she sings doo do doo

Who will give their love despite the space between their hearts and minds, try to seperate in time the truth that lives inside you, who will let their love divide the line between whats wrong and right, who will push the love through.

Sun beams down on her feet so she thinks of love..

Who will give their love despite the space between their hearts and minds, try to seperate in time the truth that lives inside you, who will let their love divide the line between whats wrong and right, who will push the love through.

Enter MC DINO
Track Name: Raskolnikov
Feeling mother Mary, but she dont love me, steel tip staring at my head, revolving in my hand, canvas for my name to stick on. Swinging through the gallows to hang with my favorite friends, sitting in the scenes of the best vending machines, waiting for some change to fall.

Running through the streets screaming Naomi's name, what happened to the few good ones the floor took to crawling through school hallways while your picking up dope games, falling in these sinning streets.

Raskolnikov is dead he's fallen off the bridge, never learnd to swim, some say we never did, see him chop chop choping heads, he never went to bed, Raskolnikov is dead and his axe is in your hand.