Paint It Black
"This new record has been in the works for what feels like a long time. So long, in fact, that it seems like a lot of people, us included, stopped believing it was really going to happen. The challenges of geography, too many bands and tours, and other more mundane aspects of adult life, all conspired to delay and discourage us. But here we are, despite these obstacles, with a new record and a renewed sense of purpose. And in a way, thatís what these new songs, and this band, are really all about. This music, and the culture and community that surround it, donít really have an expiration date, even though the larger world around us would have us believe that these are childish things, to be put aside as we become responsible, productive citizens. Now, that is obviously bullshit of the highest order. But this isnít about avoiding adulthood; itís about redesigning it so that it doesnít clash so violently with our most deeply held beliefs. Itís about the compromises we refuse to make, but also about the subtle negotiations between ideals/aspirations & day-to-day pragmatics. Itís about figuring out how to keep making noise even when life quiets down. Yes, itís about parenthood, but itís also about deliberately resisting corrupt mainstream value systems, even (especially) when theyíre bombarding you from all sides. Itís about brutal, devastating loss. More than ever, itís about alienation and outrage.
We canít wait to share it with you."
01. Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs
03. Props for Ventriloquism
04. Little Fists