Squid Icarus

by The Gothsicles

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Album re-issued on Tigersquawk Records 5/14/2019

"Ultrasweaty" should have been included with this release on iTunes and it wasn't for a while, so it's a free download now.


released December 15, 2014


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Track Name: Super Scary Action Figure
on the shelves of powers comics
way up in green bay
i found a guy that i’d been looking for since back in the day
a pliable maniacal alien creature
with a slimy living web and the power of speech
eradicate the spider-man
is what we’re gonna do
i want to grab you by the arms and legs and tear you in two
i want to get inside your head like a psychic stain
i want to
i want to

i want to eat your brain
i want to eat your brain
i want to eat your brain
i want to eat your brain
severed at the head and rent in twain
a doppelganger’s dead with disconnected remains
i want to eat your brain

monochromatic monster
from outer space
shooting stuff out my hands
and saying words out my face
actually they come from a box on my back
with color coded buttons, so you can keep track
of all the scary soundbytes and phrases i speak
try recalling me when i knock you into next week

i want to eat your brain
i want to eat your brain
i want to eat your brain
i want to eat your brain
severed at the head and rent in twain
crack open the cranium, see what it contains
i want you to
Track Name: Drop Dead, Squid Face!
rising up 'cause the stars say it's time
sinking back at the sight of the sign

waking when the dreams start to change
death dies when the aeons are strange

Track Name: I Sniffed the Glove (vs. Cyferdyne)
Playing Sheffield’s Corporation
On stage set to thrill
With PCP Principle
And Cyferdyne on the bill
But the Cyfer guys needed
An olfactory lift
Went back into green room
To find out that the glove was sniffed

I sniffed the glove

We sing serious songs
About serious stuff
We're a serious band
Making jokes about spuff

We played with The Gothsicles
Down at corporation
They said that we could sniff the glove
So we did, no hesitation.

Soaking up the sweat of my industrial stank
With a scent to bowl you over like a dinosaur tank
Taking damage over time from the senses assailed
When poisonous vapors
From the glove are inhaled

It's so intoxicating
Drink it in like River Phoenix
We only wrote the last line
So that we could say the word “dicks”

And the stink doesn’t stop
With what I wear on my hand
Because I am known far and wide
Throughout the land
As a natural resource
Of critical mass
‘Cause I can power a city
With methane gas

I just need to quickly go to the toilet
Don't worry, I'll be back
Wait, what, we-we're on now?
UH! This is Cyferdyne and The Gothsicles!

You should have told me that it smelt so nasty
I sniffed so hard I need a rhinoplasty
You gave me all those drinks and then you took advantage
Teasing us with, that Chicago meat sandwich
Feeling violated, feeling totally used
With all the time we've spent a part, we've all got the blues
We think that you don't love us
We think that you don't care
We post your pics on Facebook and you don't even share

Gonna go back to England
And then I'm gonna getcha
Your vocals are like Hocico
Beat up by Ke$ha
Your rhyme is in the shell
Mine are totally ample
10 minutes left of Watchmen
That you didn't sample

Eye make-up, ties and suits
And album covers stolen from Crysis 2
Autotuned to insane level
Feel the burn, you dorks forever

You spit rhymes like Shakespeare
But a Shakespeare who likes toys
Is your sound original? Or a rip off Beastie Boys?
Too busy saving mermaids, or getting drunk cuts
You drop beats like a juggler, who totally sucks

You've got thick thumbs, like fat girls thighs
Nintendo masturbation will damage your eyes
We've run out of trash, ‘cause you’re such a nice guy
But F.Y.I. 8 Bit died.

Also, just for your information, we don't use auto-tune at all, so thank

I sniffed the glove and I liked it
The smell of your sweaty fingers

I sniffed the glove just to try it
And I think I just don't mind it
We're English for god’s sake!
Track Name: Give Me One More Chance to Get the Hi-Score, Then We Can Go
you know we played all the games in this vintage arcade
like golden axe and streets of rage
but i got pac-man’s high score in my sights
one more thing to do tonight

one more
high score
shot and if not,
baby, let me get the door

one more
high score
try & if i die
we’ll come back another time

one more
high score
shot and if not,
baby, let me get the door

one more
high score
it’s intense
baby, loan me 25 cents

gimme 25

we played heavy barrel in two player mode
but arcade style contra doesn't take the code

we hit the pinball version of doctor who
and then annihilated at street fighter ii

and we destroyed at rampage, got all the way to des moines
then ran out of change 'cause the thing ran out of coins

be the benefactor of this ascent

"U&I" at the top of the list
is my intent
Track Name: Moon Knight Is Cool
i love cosmic adventures and high powered endeavors
but the raddest stuff in town is going down at street level
not a huge hulking bruiser or lightning bolt blaster
just a dude with an attitude
sporting alabaster

pick a crescent from your spine
(moon knight is cool)
you can see him coming by design
(moon knight is cool)
vengeance has a new redeemer
(moon knight is cool)
broken arms and shattered femurs
(moon knight is cool)

he’s got tons of money
and a sidekick who’s french and
he once took on nefaria including the henchmen
if you look at the contents of my bookshelf
you’ll find it’s got more issues than marc spector’s mental health

pick a crescent from your spine
you can see him coming by design
vengeance has a new enforcer
broken arms on broken torsos

pick a crescent from your derrière
you can see him coming from everywhere
vengeance has a new avatar
doling out the moon shaped forehead scars

and bolo guns
it’s like 3 batmans for the price of one
‘cause the best party’s always on the b-list
spinning some nunchucks
and throwing a spiked fist

moon knight is cool
(leaving fat lips every lunar eclipse)
moon knight is cool
(covered in corporate blood and werewolf drool)

all beware the fist of khonshu
you could read something else, but you wouldn’t want to
Track Name: Sword Cane
old man, i don’t wanna fight you
there’s a blade housed in your walking stick
i can tell that your frailty is fake
your reflexes are much too quick
i don’t know if you’re a super villain
or a stately menacing guy
but i know that if i battle you
i’ll get a puncture wound in my thigh

you have a sword cane

old man, it’s obvious
that you’re adept at that weapon you wield
but i surmise that your strength is in surprise
for the weapon itself is concealed
Track Name: Bloodlust Software Was Awesome
strip mall
a shareware rack
a 3.5 inch floppy encased in shrink wrap

took out my wallet and said
here, i’ll take this
then proceeded to install it on my 386

switched from expanded to extended memory
and after sorting out the RAM I see
a digital display of unspeakable gore
hook up the modem to the phone because I gotta get more

we must
knock the noggins around

the screwed up settings for sound

blades thrust
leaving limbs on the ground

flesh by the pound

encrusted in the lust

quit to dos
and load up a game

then toss
about heads of the maimed

the last boss
is a takar named staine

the threat is sussed
encrusted in bloodlust

my addiction to their output grew like a virus
‘cause they were weird and maladjusted just like i was
with cool enemies and characters by the dozen
the games were for PC, but the content sure wasn't
i’m not even talkin’ ‘bout the emulators
despite them being as great as they were
studies can’t confirm any effects on consumers
but I grew up all gothic with a sick sense of humor
Track Name: This Club is Closed (feat. Angelspit)
this time i’m gonna use my powers for good
and provide a public service to the neighborhood
since i am rather adept
at clearing the floor
it makes sense for me to tell you that it’s time to find the door

the club is closed
the club is closed
exit the premises
the club is closed
the club is closed
leave the property

exit the premises
this club is closed

we hit verse two and you’re still here
so stop with the dancing and finish your beer
‘cause now we’ve reached the last call
for you to hook up
but you can’t get it on in here
so it’s time to leave the club

the club is closed
the club is closed
exit the premises
the club is closed
the club is closed
leave the property

exit the premises
take it from me
you don’t want the assist

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