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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CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY AT THE PROFANE EXISTENCE BANDCAMP
FLOWER will be on tour from January 2nd to the 13th
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Free all Political Prisoners? More like Free a bunch of Trust Fund babies, Lazy sit-around beggars and junior high school drop-out, run-away from mommy and daddy, hop one train and brag about knowing life, tell everyone that you read Bakunin and then rob everyone, abuse some dog along the way (by not having the cash to feed it), act hard and start fights and complain that those you were attacking were posers and just in general be the most contradictory pieces of shit imaginable. Oi Polloi shouldn’t even play in this country, let alone the trendy cities that make up the tour dates. Its been a god-damn running gag across America since the early 90’s that everyone cant stop moving to places like Portland and Eugene; the ultimate consequence being that they move right back from whence they came in about 3 months. Can anyone guess why? There are no jobs. Wait….I thought we didnt need jobs. The answer is that the fantasy is exactly that; a bullshit fantasy. In the end, its all sweet patches, messenger bags, were you at this show, have you ever read this book (well i have (the implication being that theyre better than you )), I met so-and-s0 once and whatever else is flying that day posed as solidarity but in the end is just some gross justification of what in my opinion is a disgusting and perverse fad that continually is perpetuated. The idea that this subculture is unique, the idea that this subculture has changed anything and the idea that individuals moving into this subculture are defecting into something genuine is ridiculous. All of this is about making money. Profane Existence is about making money. Oi Polloi wouldnt be on this tour if all other financial means hadnt failed. How long did America wait for their great tour when they were at their prime? Maybe the band can be regaled with stories of the “WTO” and “TABD” actions. (Which by the way, went over like shit) Maybe some “Black Block” assholes can try to explain why their actions failed at those protests (I bet its someone else’s fault and not their own poor organization which led to chaos and people being hurt; remember, they’re anarchists and concerned with the rights of the common man (which is why they instigated activities that caused peaceful protesters to be inundated with tear gas and rubber bullets while they ran away)). This entire scene has been a joke since the very beginning; its just that no one (maybe besides Wattie Buchan) recognized it. Its the reason that ‘Crass’ disbanded (or planned to) in 1984; its just a gimmick, a theatrical piece that attempts to reach others. Its grossly self-perpetuating and an all out fallacy. There is nothing more embarrassing then what this scene has been and has become. (Its like ‘Aus Rotten’ pretending that theyre not a really shitty rip off of ‘The Pist.’ That being said, I’ve always liked Oi Polloi. Theyre not coming anywhere remotely close to where i could attend a show but if they were I’d buy all the drinks and engage in a healthy and much needed debate about the entire enterprise. I hope that you will as well. —–Francis Mulvaney
while you do bring up some good points, I dont agree 100% with your complete cynicism. I will respect you enough to post this comment, in order to let others have the whole gammit of ideas, and out of the general respect that I give everyone that comments on these posts.