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"Selfless" is the sophomore album of elecronic/darkwave producer Crying Vessel. "Selfless" is a very personal album to CV ring-leader, Slade Templeton. This album was written after a near death experience on April 8th 2013. After a month long hospitalization, he started work on "Selfess" the day he returned to the studio, with an entire new outlook on life and a feeling he could project that through the music.

"Selfless" features Crying Vessel's vocalist Sara Laske, and studio drummer Ian Ballard, along with a track done with Dean Garcia of SPC ECO and vocalist Ani Stazzi.

ARTWORK by Wyatt Parkins (Saint Marie Records) -


released August 12, 2013

Written and Produced by Slade Templeton (as Crying Vessel)
Additional Vocals by Sara Laske
Additional Drums by Ian Ballard
Featured production and writing by Dean Garcia
Featured vocalist Ani Stazzi (Back In Time)


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Crying Vessel

Crying Vessel started out as a solo project from Slade Templeton in 2010 and since has become a band with drummer Basil. Crying Vessel is widely celebrated in the Post Punk, Gothic and Wave music crowds as a leading act with the scenes revival.

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Track Name: Above The Sun
I feel these stars,
Looking at me,
As if they lost their way.
I cant help
But keep to my word
...And thats what you will hear me say.

I dont know why you'd come here for me
am I the chosen one?
All that I see is blasphemy
....Brings me above the sun.

Tell me... am I the only one?
Who doesnt understand...
The downfall of man... of man... of man....

...Brings me above the sun.
Track Name: Nose Dive
Tell Me... Am I the Only One?
Who doesnt understand
The downfall of man...
Lovers, are twiddling to none
Counting has begun...
Talk to me....

Talk to me. Talk to me. Talk to me.
Track Name: Selfless
When the skies, were opened up..
Your mouth had said enough...
And the silence became something from a fairytale

When the lies, were building up...
Your kiss was just enough...
And the violence came to us in great detail

It came for me,
In misery,
Now I am face down,
Staring at the ground.

Our emotions, from above
became heavy love
giving us these words of satisfaction

And these actions, push and shove,
In these euphoric hand cuffs
Bringing forth a life, with retribution

It came for me,
In misery,
Now I am face down,
Staring at the ground.
Track Name: Zephyr
Its gotta be something new
its gotta be something that you do...
cuz you got me on the look out

Im not just some man from your past
we just gotta make that red spark last...
you got me on the hold-down, baby
Track Name: Jovian
Do you see this ?
visions from a man inside me...

Do you need this ?
just keeping your heart from the feeding...

Should you read this...
then delusional lust brings in another day...

If you could see this, son...
those beautiful eyes would bleed the color grey...

I can feel,
the atmosphere,
pulling down on me.
Track Name: Spiderweb
Spiderweb above my bed,
How long have I been sleeping?
Seems like many years ago,
was the last time my heart was beating.

Falling in, falling in, falling in...

Spiderweb inside my head
Why wake me from my Dreaming?
Centuries my heart lay still
Now suddenly Im leaving

Falling in, Falling in, falling in, falling in, falling in....
Track Name: Ignorance in Mayhem
Come/Dont tell me.
Track Name: Back in Time
My Break,
Nowhere to go...
To the abyss and the great below...
Your touch is felt
and your voices word...
This delirium is finally heard.
Track Name: Ancient Moon
I can feel something, pulling on me, from another world.
I can feel something, holding to me, from this universe.

Its heavy…… its lovely….. its something…. you cant touch.
Its bleeding…. inside me…. its falling… in love.

I can see someone, calling for me, from the other room.
If I could be someone, beyond this sea, under the ancient moon.

Its heavy…… its lovely….. its something you cant touch.
Its bleeding…. inside me…. its falling in love.
Track Name: Life in Poetry
Brought to my knees
to pick me up
to Bring me back
You're my light in the day

Its getting hard
to think too far
Laying in my bed

You're healing
you're feeling me
you're seeing all that I see
you're life in poetry

Youre far too gone
For far too long
There is no going back..
We just thought you'd catch on

You're in too deep
Searching for that sleep
Its like a heart attack….
Its like that prayer that you hang on

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