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cyanbane Excellent beat, great vocals. Favorite track: Scars (ft. Megan McDuffee).
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TheSynthSoulReaper1980 A worthy follow-up to "Upgrade", "Scars" provides the listener with an infectious blend of darksynth, glitch, and old school, retro 8-bit noise. What's amazing about the album is the keys laid over what I would consider, a feasible, classic score for an old video game. Guest Appearances by Megan McDuffee and Gregorio Franco make this a must listen if you love any of the aforementioned. The Cassette artwork is top notch, and really evokes the retro game feel. Favorite track: Rip 'Em Up! (ft. Gregorio Franco).
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Techno Mage Scars is an entirely beautiful and logical evolution of Watch Out For Snakes' unique chipwave aesthetic. It features a diverse cast of songs that range from introspective and brooding all the way to aggressive and energetic. The tracks featuring guest artists are also a wonderful surprise as they breathe new perspective into WOFS' signature style. For new and old fans, this is the most definitive WOFS release to date. Favorite track: Rip 'Em Up! (ft. Gregorio Franco).
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    The sequel to UPGRADE on a high-fidelity cassette tape. Cassette tape is gray with printed labels on both sides, modeled to look like an NES cartridge.

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What doesn’t kill us... makes us stronger.

You mastered your UPGRADE. Thwarted the shadow organization’s attempt to silence you. Defeated the monstrosities they sent against you. You thought the nightmare was over. You were wrong.

You are the nightmare.

Even as a new threat arrives from the deepest recesses of space to lay waste to your homeworld, the SCARS you carry destabilize, mutating your upgrade beyond all control, pulling apart the life you knew.

But not all is lost. A small team of companions gathers, determined to help you face down the darkness – both within and without.

Can you consume the darkness before it consumes you?

Only time will tell.


released November 9, 2019

All tracks written & performed by Watch Out For Snakes except as noted below.

Lyrics & vocals on "Scars" by Megan McDuffee.

Additional writing & instrumentation on "Rip 'Em Up!" by Gregorio Franco.

Mastered by Stemage.

Cover art by Andrew Tremblay.

Special thanks to Megan, Gregorio, Stemage, and Andrew for their fantastic contributions to this album!

Also big ups to all my immediate fam for the mentoring and advice they've given me over the life of this project - Glitch Black, Vampire Step-dad, Echosynthetic, Chiptunes=WIN, Street Cleaner, Protector101, PSYK, Facexhugger, Techno Mage, Ansonix, Beyond Synth, Frisky Monkey, MacReady, The Warhorse, Neon Fawkes,, Original Synths, a0fd3, XENNON, and all the rest of you fine folks!

And finally, biggest thanks go to everyone who listens to my music and comes to my shows. I wouldn't still be doing this without your continued love and support!

© 2019 Watch Out For Snakes
Made in Atlanta, GA


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Watch Out For Snakes Atlanta, Georgia

Watch Out For Snakes is 8-bit synthwave from Atlanta geek Matt Baum. Layering NES and Game Boy chip sounds, WOFS creates darkly energetic tracks that pay homage to old video games and 80’s films without taking things too seriously.


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