I just found some old demos in a folder collecting dust and I thought I’d share them with you. First of is “Departure In Particular” which in this stage was simply called “Swerve Around” because we thought it sounded somewhat like Swervedriver. The vocals are a bit shaky but wtf, who cares.
Next is a self-indulgent little thing called “X-mas Pornography”. It’s a version of “Just Pornography (for M.E.)” comprised by guitars and vocals alone and I think it was recorded back in 2008 around christmas (duh). I don’t think anyone else besides myself has heard this version. Not even the others in the band.
For so long
Empty chairs where’s the enemy
We picture the picture differently
Vacant eyes stare endlessly
Got no blood on my hands
And a minute to spare
For too long
Different knives in the very same wound
Sum of thoughts of how it should be
Accompanied by someone to leave
A lot of blood on my hands
And a minute’s despair
Greetings from the darkness
No pity shown
We wade in pools of blood that we call our home
Pleased to meet me
Death comes ripping
No pity shown
It’s all so disgusting but I know my home
Pleased to meet me
And it feels so real
And it feels surreal
Got the word from Deleted Art that there are only 20 copies left of the “Narcissus Can Wait” 12″ and that there will be no represses. Zero, nada, noll. So, if you haven’t already bought this five-song gem then now’s the time to cough up the dough. Of course, it still exist in its digital format (but mp3s are appalling anyways so who the fuck wants that?) via klicktrack.
In other news: you rule!
We can almost, almost, guarantee that there will be a new 7″ released on the 21th of May in conjunction with our show in Leipzig. It will be the first (only?) single of Where’s The Harm In Dreams Disarmed and will feature the song “The Sound & The Sore” backed with a smoking b-side that we have yet to record. We’ll let you in on the details later on. This will mark the beginning of a small comeback (emphasis on “small”) for Cut City.
Where’s The Harm In Dreams Disarmed will hopefully be released late summer if nothing too severe happens (it most certainly will taking in account CC’s history).
Don’t know about the general populace of you blog-readers but we here at Camp Shitty loves records. Not in the smooth sense of love-making but rather in the sense of collecting obscure (and sometimes valuable) phonograms. We’re not alone. We know that… but sometimes when you paid a little bit too much of cash for that 7″ that you already own but in a different pressing you might contemplate prescription drugs. It might be some ancestoral DNA-thing from way back when we were hunters and gatherers. I really don’t know and I really don’t care. But I digress… as I said we’re not alone and we’re definitely not the ones knee-deep in this travesty. Recommended reading: Vinyl Junkies by Brett Milano. This book gives record-collecting a whole other dimension. Shit you not. Mandatory read if you hate mp3s. Remember though: record collectors are pretentious assholes!
WHERE’S THE HARM IN DREAMS DISARMED
Songs (subject to change due to irrational behaviour):
A2 The Sound & The Sore
A3 Nite Rites
B1 A Modest Recovery
B2 Drum (for Subtle Soldier)
B3 Just Don’t
B4 Ghost Pose
We’re getting together early March to track the final pieces and then we’ll proceed to mix and master this grand mal of a record. We still haven’t received the memo regarding post-punk’s dear demise so nothing too brash has happened. But hey, what do we know? We work alone with very few people involved to tell us right from wrong so it might end up a big stinker but we hope not.