Hailing from sunny Fort Myers FL, Autarkeia crushes through 8 tracks of dark, moody, and epic emo. Made up of members of Jiyuna and Merkit, both sides shine through, combining gorgeous building and spine tingling emo with crushing, often distorted bass that made this record almost too heavy to cut the lacquers right. These tracks explore everything from calm to driving to gigantic pounding intensity, all fronted by female vocals ranging from venomous, pained fury to haunting ethereal beauty. Lyrics focus on personal and political topics and are moving and thoughtful. This is an emo record the way they should be - sincere, thought provoking, and intense. The packaging is made from recycled, inside out, screen printed record jackets to reduce resource consumption, and comes with an 11x17 poster/lyrics insert. This is the CD version and also includes the track from the Cloud Rat split and is housed in a recycled paper screen printed/stamped digipack with lyrics booklet.