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Created in the Image of Suffering

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San Francisco's KING WOMAN unveil their debut full-length Created In The Image of Suffering, a profoundly crafted opus of brooding, ethereal doom-rock. Led by the hypnotic and breathy vocal dramatics of Kristina Esfandiari, KING WOMAN harness the elastic textures and temporality of drone and metallic shoegaze alongside the transcendental, melancholic power of doom. Recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker) at the Atomic Garden, Created In The Image of Suffering's seven compositions evoke rich, gloomy imagery with crumbling washes of blurred, billowing distortion densely layered atop hazy, psychedelic atmospheres that call to mind a surrealistic Black Sabbath fronted by Mazzy Star. Complete with deeply personal, introspective lyrics that serve as catharsis for years of religious and mental torment, KING WOMAN truly suffer to create their art.

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released February 24, 2017

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King Woman San Francisco, California

Led by the hypnotic and breathy vocal dramatics of Kristina Esfandiari, KING WOMAN unveil a profoundly crafted opus of brooding, ethereal doom-rock. Produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker).

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Track Name: Utopia
I among the sleeping crown
Taking hand
You draw it out
There's a hunger in my being
Flooded by an emerald high

You are unearthed
I discover
Washing over
Holy other

Oh it's surreal it's surreal it's surreal
yeah
Oh it's surreal it's surreal it's surreal
yeah

Eye among the sleeping crown
Taking hand you draw it out
There's a hunger in my being
Flooded by an emerald high

You are unearthed
I discover
Washing over
Holy other

And is this my reality?
And is this really happening?
And is this my reality?
And is this really happening?
Track Name: Deny
I know the spirit
Etiquette
I'd wash your feet with
My dirty hair

Jesus I love you
With all my heart
But I feel like an angel
I'm lacking the star
I'm lacking the spirit
I'm losing the heart
I'm lacking the spirit

I pray my mother
Won't you ever find a cure?
Throw back odd pill
Find euphoria I once knew
Am I so dulled down?
Am I a whitewashed wall?
So dirty on
The inside?

I know the spirit
Etiquette
I'd wash your feet with
My dirty hair
And you know I love you
With all my heart
But I feel like an angel
I'm lacking the star

I pray my mother
Won't you ever find a cure?
Throw back odd pill
Find euphoria I once knew
Am I so dulled down?
Am I a whitewashed wall?
So dirty on
The inside?
I pray my mother won't you ever find a cure?
Throw back odd pill find euphoria I once
Am I so dulled down?
Am I a whitewashed wall?
So dirty on
The inside?
Track Name: Shame
I'm your garden of Eden
I'm your promise land
You deny me the freedom
Still
I'm innocent

You can't even
Look at me
Hide the shame
In your eyes
You can't even
Look at me
Hide the shame
I see tonight

Hide the shame
I see tonight
You can't even look at me
Hide the shame that's in your eyes
You can't even look at me
Hide the shame that's in your eyes
I can't bear to look at you
Only love I ever knew
You can't even look at me
Oh I know your shame is true
You don't understand the things that you do

Get up in the morning
It's a constant dread
Once you've had your fix
Once your bible is read
Oh living fear
I think I'd rather
Be
Dead

Look at me
Look at me
Don't hide the shame that's in your eyes
Hide the shame that's in your eyes
Father do you forgive the one
Who beats his son?
Knows not what he's done?

Father do you forgive the one who beats?
Look at me
Look at me
Look at me
Look at me
Don't hide the shame that's in your eyes
Hide the shame that's in your eyes

Look at me
Don't hide the shame that's in your eyes
Hide the shame that's in your eyes
Track Name: Hierophant
You're always on my mind
I want you all the time
The pain of tenderness is
A wound of love
I can't control it
What I'm trying to say
I wanna be the one you want
I've gotta be your lover
I've gotta be the only one you crave
I'm gonna be the one
devastated by lust
I'm gotta be your lover
I’ve gotta be the only one you crave

My heart is heavy
We're never ready
If you're the sacred script
I am the Hierophant
You're never ready

What I’m trying to say
I wanna be the one you want
I've gotta be your lover
I've gotta be the only one you crave
I'm gonna be the one
Devastated by lust
I've gotta be your lover
I’ve gotta be the only one you crave

x2

If you’re a sacred script
I am the Hierophant
If you're a holy church I wanna worship
Wanted to be the one wanted to be
wanted to be the one wanted to
If you’re a sacred script
I am the hierophant
If you're a holy church I wanna worship
I’ve gotta be the one I’ve gotta be
I’ve gotta be the one I’ve gotta
x7

If you’re the sacred script
I am the hierophant
If you're a holy church I wanna worship
Wanted to be the one wanted to be
wanted to be the one wanted
x2

If you’re a sacred script
I am the hierophant
If you're a holy church I wanna worship
I’ve gotta be the one I’ve gotta be
I’ve gotta be the one I’ve gotta

If you’re the sacred script
I am the hierophant
If you're a holy church I wanna worship
I’ve gotta be the one I’ve gotta be
won't let me be the one won’t let me
x2
Track Name: Worn
All I ever wanted to be
You strip a sense of self from me
And it all remains a blur
sordid
Ever hounding
I wish somebody would have told me
Cause the past you can't get back
Feels like somebody wore me
There's a deliverance I lack
And it's in my body

I wish somebody would have told me
Cuz the past you can't get back
Feels like somebody wore me
There's a deliverance I lack
I can't remember everything
You break the bread
You drink the wine
You were a bad man
You break the bread you drink the wine
When we scream inside
You break the bread you drink the wine
You fucking joker
You break the bread you drink the wine
Wish somebody would hold me
Cause the past I can't get back
Feels like somebody wore me
Yeah there's an innocence I lack

I see you with your narrow eyes
Plotting in your heart
I knew you were a miserable
Pitiful harm
I see you with your narrow eyes
Plotting in your heart
I knew you were a miserable
Pitiful harm

You break the bread and you drink the wine
You break the bread and you drink the wine
You break the bread and you drink the wine
You break the bread and you drink the wine
You break the bread and you drink the wine
You break the bread and you drink the wine
You break the bread
You break the bread
And you drink the wine

I can't remember anything
You break the bread you drink the wine
You were a bad man
You break the bread you drink the wine
When we scream inside
You break the bread you drink the wine
You fucking joker
You break the bread you drink the
All I ever wanted to be
Track Name: Manna
Am I created in the image of my "Father God"?
Am I created in an image? What I had I lost
Am I created in an image what I want to see?
I am created in the image of suffering
I'm suffering
Calling all your heavy laden
Graceless
All suffering

Calling all you heavy laden
Faceless

Manna machine

I'm suffering
Suffering
We're all suffering
Suffering
Yeah I really really want it to end

Calling all your heavy laden graceless
All suffering
Calling all your heavy laden
Faceless

Manna machine

Who do you think you are?
You and all your suffering?

You call it
Like the manna machine
You call it
Like the manna machine
But I am
Suffering

Created in the image of suffering
Created in the image of suffering
Suffering
Created in the image of suffering
Suffering
Created in the image of suffering
Track Name: Hem
I am trudging through
My confident host
I feel sedated
Subdued
Seduced by the numbness
So I look to both my mother and father
so entranced by religion
and the thought of the world ending
Oh I look to you my love
I thought you knew better
You keep taking the drug
Yeah I'm reaching for a hem in the sky
Asked so many
question
No reply
Won't you help me out?
Won't you help me out?
You've gotta help me out
Lost in a crowd
Lost in a crowd
Won't you help me out?
You've gotta help me out
You've gotta help me out
Lost in a crowd
Lost in a crowd

I'm reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for
x3

Won’t you help me out?
Won’t you help me out?
You've gotta help me out
Lost in a crowd
Lost in a crowd
x3

I’m reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for
Reaching for a hem
Reaching for
x4

Am I a fountain of loss?
Just a well of empty thought?
Feel like a cloud bearing no rain
And is my time here in vain?
I'm reaching for a hem