Sky is Hell Black

by Has a Shadow

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“Amongst the ranks of the lo-fi psychedelic circle, we present you with another outstanding band from Guadalajara, Mexico.” – Hologram Skies

Has a Shadow release their new album Sky is Hell Black on November 12th on Captcha Records. “Sky is Hell Black” will be available on limited edition LP and digital download. It was recorded through the winter of 2012 in Mexico City, in a house where Remi used to live as a child. Alberto Gonzalez (Beto or “The Obsolete” from Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets the Obsolete) was responsible for recording and mixing. The band just completed their first tour of the west coast of the USA. Expect to see Has A Shadow hitting US soil again in early 2014.

Sky is Hell Black hits you with a wall of sound that emanates from the darkest corners of the Mexican interior. Listening to this album is like being shrouded in a veil of fog at the moment a massive storm takes over a barren metropolis. The experience of drone gets charged with anticipation when you realize that the storm is about to hit.

Victor “Remi” Garay plays the bass, Rodolfo Samperio plays guitar, and Daniel Garciano plays guitar and electric organ in addition to providing the vocals. The Obsolete plays drums for the album and contributed guitar tracks to some of the songs.

They have hooked up with Captcha Records, “one of the finest experimental / psych labels around” according to Weed Temple. Captcha has brought you the debut records of Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, onYou, GA’AN, and Dreamsalon in addition to working with Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Phil Cohran and Eddy Current Suppression Ring.

This album is recommended if you like Rowland S. Howard, Dark Mountain Echo, Cult of Dom Keller and Dead Moon.

We suggest you take our word on it.


released May 17, 2013



Daniel Graciano: Vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, electric organ, drum machine, tambourine & floor tom.
Víctor Garay: Bass guitar.
Rodolfo Samperio: Electric & acoustic guitar.

Special guest
The Obsolete: Drums. Electric guitar on 3 & 8.

Recorded by The Obsolete at Carmen’s home.
Tracks 8 & 9 recorded by Daniel Graciano & Víctor Garay.
Mixed by The Obsolete at home.

Cover photo by Lorena Sequeyro.

Design & layout by Víctor Garay.

All words & music by Daniel Marciano & Víctor Garay.

Thanks to all people who were involved in this album: Alberto Gonzalez, Lorena Quintanilla, Rodolfo Samperio, Lorena Sequeyro, Carmen Viñas.
Also Richie & Leila, Paco Lozano, Claudia Sandoval, Poncho Muriedas, Nicolás Pradilla, Luis Silva, Our Families and all the people who has been in our lives the last months.

And to all those people who have gave us a hard time "you keep sucking".



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Has a Shadow Mexico City, Mexico

Ante esta obscuridad de los últimos dias humanos: hubiera sido algo hermoso algo que se ajetreara contra el tiempo...pero ahora ya sueltos, probamos la noche de la mano individual y nos sabe a lo inutil que es aferrarse tan fuertemente


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Track Name: John Lennon
Your disguise
Seems to be
where all the answers hide
your disguise

Turn the tv on
let me kiss your child
be gazed by my smile
meet my rubbish wife
and my plastic house
which i owe
to the plastic man

i'm a lie
lie and live in the shadows
of your mind

I'm a ghost
I'm the key
of your existential fiction
I'm a ghost

Be part of my movie
Wear the clothes i make
change for good
do what i say
the price is low
consequences off
read my hand
kiss my book

I'm a lie
Lie and live in the meadow
of your mind

I'm so lost
Just standing
at your closed up window
with such a fire
that will burst your expectation
i'm a lie
lie and live in the mirror

And i live in the mirror!
Live in the mirror!(3)
Track Name: Sky is Hell Black
Seeded fear
waiting for something
miles away
from the city lights

Cold in the eye
the night it's empty
and the sky
is hell black

it was
made for you

if you don't care
no one listens
something's out there
you can hear

flashing candles
lost in madness
and the sky
is hell black

it's here
for you

open sky
time is over
empty eyes
fear tonight
shine has gone
longing brightness
and the sky
is hell black
Track Name: Don't
I don't care
reasons are floating
walk away

i don't care
what you are
twisted devil
culture's lost

oh oh oh
I Don't care
oh oh oh
I don't care

Never would
suspect i was born
beyond your time boy

I Don't care
maybe i'm wrong
but someone like you
can't be trusted

ooh uo oh oh
I don't care
uo oh oh oh
baby i don't care

I don't believe in you
heaven knows there is no fuse
would you like to step on sacred land?
kill the bear
bleed the star
twisted devil
tricked god
someone like you can't be trusted
we don't care, we don't stop(2)
Track Name: Can't Stop the Fall
Inside my heart
millions of horrors
can't stop the fall
always in the game
you put me through
you put me through
you put me through the fall
and leave me burning

blured sight
clouded tomorrow
what does it mean?
feels like any time's better
feels like kill
feels like kill
feels like you
means our life

i wish we got more
time to spend
let me
read your mind!

As we lay down
place is now
we could last
a thousand years

whisper sounds
off your mouth
always what you please

what you please(4)
Track Name: May Never
This might be
the only night
feelings break us apart

this might not
be another day
the future is big
repression it's a sin

here's no room
for debt or doubt
rider's coming
with our name on his hand

we must run
and take him down
run and run across the border line
to the south

Cause you may never
see me again
i may never
see you again
you may never
see me again

This might be
the only night
we're still
lost in the dark

this might not
be our history
we're dunes of sand
changing with the breeze

Cause you may never
see me again
i may never
see you again
you may never
see me again
Track Name: Drive
Tell me why?
oh baby!
won't you let me

Just a little
a little bit fast
spirit of the road will
give us a ride

We just arrived
started making circles
in the sand

i promise i won't send you
to the darkland alone
every step you take
you can't take it away, no!

so feel the air running through your ears
oh sweet lover don't you ever get missed
Feel the air running through you ears
oh pretty baby get down on your knees

baby down on your knees

just a little a little bit fast(4)
Track Name: Poison in Me
I can't stand to be like this
Who lives or dies
and take the risk
secrets can tread what things are
and sooner or later comes the tide

I can't stand to be like this
Poison in me
Because you don't know that i need you, baby
Because you don't

Seems there is no use to keep the trail
you're so far away hiding in the rain
dancing with the shadows growing fear
Never knowing how to loose the string
seems there is no use to keep on trying honey
Look what you're doing to me

Because you don't know that you're cutting fingers
because you don't

Don't you know that i want you,
don't you know that i need you(2)


Poison in Me!

Because you don't know that i love you baby
Because you don't
Track Name: The Way
Was the best
at the end
i won't complain
i can't regret

what i did
or did not
stood behind

it's the way
now we're gone
left apart
to desert land
each one on it's own


days will come
as the snow
painted in white
you and i

always thought
long ago
life will be
more than dreams

it's the way
now we're gone
left apart
to desert land
each one on it's own
it's the way
left apart
each one on it's own

Track Name: Untitled
We could be the best of friends
didn't happened little bird
travel places anywhere
we could be
but nothingness

took our control
i wasn't strong enough to show you
to show you
to show me
to show you

I was sure we could be lovers
ain't that sure cause we found others
to waste our time
like each night
thy heaven spoke

and mock is on me
i wasn't strong enough to hurt you
to hurt you
to hurt me
to hurt you