Earth Rocks Harder

by Philadelphia Slick

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The long awaited 4th album from Philadelphia Slick. 14 brand spankin' new tracks from Noesis, El Smooth, and the rest of the Philadelphia Slick gang. Production from the band plus Ismael Quintero from Badtape music. Preorder it today and we'll ship it off the Friday before it drops.


released April 28, 2015

Written, Produced, and Arranged by Philadelphia Slick except "State of Your Plate" - written and produced by Ismael Quintero.

Vocals - Noesis
Piano + Keyboards - Elliot Garland, Michael Polinsky, Noesis
Bass - Michael Polinsky, Elliot Garland
Drums - Elliot Garland
Guitar - Elliot Garland, Ismael Quintero
Saxophone - Matthew Schwartz, Noesis
Trumpet - Adam Hershberger
Cuts and Scratches - Ismael Quintero

Mixed by Matthew Weiss
Mastered by Chris Athens
Recorded at Badtape Music Studio B, Kawari Sound, and Milkboy The Studio. Drum recording by Zach Goldstein & Matthew Weiss. The Skyline: Session Producer - Matthew Weiss; Vocal Recording: Karl Petersen; Additional Recording - John "JBrix" DiGiacomo and Zach Goldstein.

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Track Name: Focus
Specs for your senses
depth for the sentence
sent to invent but dregs on your lenses.
revs for the engines
Reps for the endless.
Even on my zen aint no web-footed friendship

the Red Wooded
warring with me
can't see the forest through the trees
n you'll miss it
metaphysic ink
short sighted
nothing left but stores of kitchen sinks

Lexicon leavers:
"Sell-out Associates"
"Mellow Out Man"

Meltdown Utopias

Well ground grammar felt round the oceans its jus' a lil banter from hell-bound adobe-kids

"Put em up"
saw idea man hands
not one stands when asked to execute plans
Hot damn!
Tryn to slay the chaos
and I don't need a change of scene, a vaca, or day off

Before the opening tip
When you're Focused
The road to devotion is lit
If not focused
Folks never know what they miss
thats how im able to
cope with the globe when it twist

We do it
Piece by Piece
Bit by Bit

Ayo Smooth set it off while I'm writing this hymn

What's the brouhaha?
Cat's trying to blow up:
fuselage coup d'é·tat
duty to the Deuteron

used to try to cross kids: Rubicon
didn't tune jump shooting rooster dawn

-Sinew in the minuet bleeds
destiny paid zip for the internet streams
Quinnipac poll position indeed
Insincere emcees got cynical needs

Funny money no
2020 better-worse
eye chart letter verse
I heart Kepler works
red alert put your efforts to shame
forget magic eye we spit legerdemain

hope the ledgers are sane
flip the coin and release
top of your games a limit, not a point to be reached
after I converge all of my light on a spot
I'm moving on to another if you like it or not

Even with the politics
drama thats more than ominous
problems for the anonymous
still... we... stay....


Keep on rocking it
botching up the metropolis
inchin' toward the apocalypse
still... we... stay...

More than pleasing
a reason to keep on breathing
scheming and then proceeding
gotta remain

Stay adapting
n laughing to face the action
creating the great contraptions
gotta remain

Come a little closer
run-o'-middle loafers
for the pumpernickel
Buncha brittle jokesters

Dumbed the riddle low for
simple boasters
threw boo-urns
tons of Minneolas

rotten scuds
on what you thought you loved
packaged: popped an H on the box for buzz.

Delivered it
withered with no minutes to spare
ya rap unclear
dripping with those frivolous wares

You aint Focused
Track Name: Project Total Yang
Bigger Still
Let's Go Large
Gorge Yourself
At The Bar
Till There's Nothing Left To Do
Fill The Universe With You

Ain't No Room
For Empty Space
Or The Time
To Hesitate
Say Goodbye
To Hunger Pangs
Tonight Begins Total Yang


Satoshi Nakamoto Fame
not to know the name
impossibles are copped in bulk
when topping vocal twang

hip hop to the opera show
rock n folk or tango
drop it like Geronimo,
- Project Total Yang -

emcees is lucky:
hockey goalie clangs
mock em like the honor code
or mama jokes harangued

tapas and the lobster roll
guacamole pasta bowls
nacho n the crocks of soda
ala mode meringue

knocking over dominos
problem: motor strained
lots of soldiers: vamonos
hobbled over pained
tubes don't work
broke knots up in ya chains
yo ya Rube Goldberg is positively lame

shoddy notre dame
noble on the vocals
so they nod their domes in vain
body blows or lock n load
shotty on exotic roads
grok it over cobblestones
Project total yang!

2 -
mano a mono phone
when I run I'm not opposed
no matter if you rock the vote
or try to stock the polls
if we're kicking it like donnie jones
ill hang around like dotted notes till Sabado
and nosh up on Primanti Bros

copters to Benghazi Libya my hobby is
to flip karate kicks like Ozzie Smith if it ain't obvious
your lyrics are Chobani dip to me
a swift emcee like Lonnie Liston Smith on keys
a rocketship be ripping gs

a bit blazed
ixnay on your hit fave
McBain with a big blade to ya ribcage
In trouble like pumping in the rumplemintz
Drunk ol Uncle Slick climbed back in Snuffleupagus

Thumping kids
simpatico restrained
pockets full of pots of gold
and foxy photo dames
hypnotic to the brain
Kafka know the gang
toxic tonal fangs
Project Total Yang!
Track Name: State of Your Plate
Special Shout Out:
kids in the sour patch
flip hourglass
quick power naps

No grip on what now and later brings
check me out yo
my teeth like the alligator king's

Hi - quality - Chews
the policy of gastronomy is:
some from Column A all from Column B

Less than Honest Tea.
Commonly quenched

The Blessed commodity
Viscosity Dense

Pie allegiances all colors of the flag
diabetes sticks kids running for the drags
metabolism fab funions in the bag
hunter gatherers gasp coming from the past

There he goes with various Haribos
Carried berries in the baritone.
Americone dreams for weeks
cruise through your aisles deep like Supermarket Sweep

little bit of that
little bit of that that
sugar sugar gonna make it right

little more of that
little more of that that
cooking cook it up late at night

little bit of thin
little bit of fat fat
looking looking for the greatest life

simmer that that
there and back back
yo we gonna pay that price

I used to crush cheesesteaks from Ali's Middle Eastern
let the grease drip at pizzarias for the feasting

When it comes to which sides of the street
No comment...I don't need beef over beef

Cutting back
loving that
fixing the rice
n beans
n broccoli
no chicken tonight

rarely eat before gripping a mic

independent spittin' livin' is tight
but this a different fight:

The hydrofrack's in your beer and your milk
a minor/miner lapse
we're aware of the guilt
are simulcasting how the narrator feels
a dime for that n we'd be sharing my filled

GMOs on the B&O trolly
re-encode domes
eat unknown knowledge
speakerphone fast food order the same
kids won't eat fruit but they'll slice em on games

whats a person to do
take it leave it knead it beat till its working for you
disparate thoughts
all tied according to me
This the state of your plate 2015