The Underground Man


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NMZ is excited to team up with distinctive Chicago hardcore act Porcupine. We will be releasing their latest effort, "The Underground Man" EP on cassette. With a sound that falls somewhere between the blurred lines of genres, "The Underground Man" brings four unrelenting tracks of brutal emotion.

Porcupine "The Underground Man"
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Dawson / Vox
Joey / Guitar / Bass / Side Vox
Jake / Guitar
Parker / Drums


released February 14, 2019

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Joey Hernandez
Recorded at Zomia

Written by Porcupine

Artwork by Amanda Jarosik


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Track Name: Four Words
Oh how horrible oh what lies
Feel the burn of the cuffs that cut ties
Good speaker weak jury good lawyer truths blurry
{I am not a guilty man} “I am the victim” 4 words I can’t stand

They took my child away, now that it’s all over, there’s going to be hell to pay.
I am the victim abused by my partner in crime the one carried the light of my life.
Oh daughter my child you must be confused. No child should have to deal with this parental abuse.
False imprisonment destroyed our time together. I’m sorry your mother is such a liar.

I can’t stand her face
I’m gonna fucking bash it in
Track Name: Mountain Façade
Hellish dogs attack anything that brings something new

Sheepless shepards die waiting for their stars to align

Where in the sky do you search?

Where on the ground do you lay?

Finding direction
Without belief
In some omnipotence
Is a path to disease

Burning bushes come to mind
Empirical eyes can be blind

Where do you stand?
Are you a mountain or a man?
Man said all the tearful eyes
Then why the facade of great rocks?
Track Name: Hardcore Drones
Black and white no gray space
Is how you all fucking believe
You Try to police the scene
You try to police everything

Hardcore drones

Every single lyrical theme I've heard it all before
All politics you spit is such a fucking bore

Exploring thoughts: worthy of death
Never admit your ignorance

Hardcore drones repeat the known
Track Name: Crystal Palace
What's this to you
To be superior
Or to be underfoot
Romantic crystal palace

Recurring ideas
Left in ruin
No romance
No friendship

Just my own fucking fiction
Just my own fucking story

How do we go for so long without figuring out what life's about
happiness is a wolf in sheep skin
You strive and strive towards slothful delight
A Meaningful callused scarred journey doesn't sound too promising
When everything that matters to you is only short lived infatuation

I'm vibrating losing oxygen fighting feelings life's suffering

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