The long awaited debut LP from NYC’s FLOWER “Hardly A Dream” is finally set to arrive.
FLOWER’s tedious approach to writing/creating/drawing their debut LP was carefully thought out and the result is a monumental anarcho punk /crust record.
“Hardly A Dream” Takes us on a bleak journey through the dark side of society. As soon as you drop the needle a dark atmosphere is immediately created with a slow intro featuring arpeggio guitar work that builds into pummeling d-beat crust. The albums vocals then leave you with a feeling of being crushed by the ever-present weight of living through our modern world of late stage capitalism that was built on the falsehoods of the so called American dream, religious hypocrisy’s, nationalism, and the greed of humankind.
FLOWER take many cues from predecessors and are most often (and rightfully so) compared to NAUSEA but they also take a heavy influence from ANTISECT, SACRILEGE & other greats. The artwork has a very RUDIMENTARY PENI feel and the record comes with an amazing 24.5 X 34.75 CRASS style poster jacket. All art work was meticulously hand drawn and overseen by the guitarist Willow in true DIY style and spirit. Willow was also cool enough to draw up a special shirt for the record release featuring an alternative PROFANE EXISTENCE backprint!
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FLOWER will be on tour from January 2nd to the 13th
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Thank you for the great review on our music. I think the issues you have are because the song lyrics may have been interpreted too literally. Although I write half the songs in the band, I did not write those two. They were written by our female singer/guitarist, Dar.
She is probably better able to address them but I will. The first reference is to our song “Get a F’n Life”. The word gay is actually used metaphorically to mean lame. It is actually spelled “Ghey”. Go to urban dictionary dot com and see.
In a similar vein, she wrote the Emo Lesbian Connection to express her frustration with some shows in the baltimore/DC area that are billed as “punk” when they are not. We support all lifestyles and don’t discriminate. Dar can comment on her sexual preferences but I will say Soulful Aggression has had members and/or followers of all races, creeds, and sexual orientations.
Check out our second EP “Raspberry Rollercoaster”. It’s a free 3 song download at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/soulfulaggression2
I think you’ll dig it.
I heard the lead singer is a lesbian.