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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this seems to have always been a problm with everything from collectives and collective living to punk houses to just being in a friggin band.
Totally, did you ever see the documentary on Metallica called “Some Kind of Monster”? Lot’s of lessons there!
Totally, we come from a dysfunctional society so when we come together to try to create alternatives, we’re all carrying that baggage, but we’re so often in denial about it. it’s hard to be vulnerable, admit we’re scared, that we need help, or support or understanding. people are often combative and defensive, defending their righteousness, I’ve done it myself a lot, it’s really tiring and draining. i really appreciate when people let go of the positions they’re defending, let go of “who started it”, let go of the need to humiliate others, and find ways to resolve issues from the heart. it’s a life-long process, we’re just barely starting to try to de-condition ourselves, it will take many generations into the future. we can only try to do our best and hope that our examples will carry on and be built from and exceeded by future generations.