Arms Aloft ‎– What A Time To Be Barely Alive LP

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Labels
All In Vinyl ‎(AIV-044)
Eager Beaver Records (EBR-045)
Gilead Media ‎(RELIC 83)
Guerilla Asso (KYE153)
Hectic Society Records ‎(HSR-021)
Sawdust City Records ‎(SCR-002)

Detail
12 track Black Vinyl LP

"To better understand Arms Aloft you need to get to know their homeland, The Great Lakes. No no, not Chicago or Cleveland or Detroit, these punk weirdos are from THE NORTH. Half the band hails from Minneapolis and the other two lumberjacks are from Eau Claire, WI. Up in that neck of the woods the people wear large bricks of cheese upon their heads in a display of provincial unity. Yah sure, you betcha. Well, these kids were destined for more than just ice-fishing and drinking Rhinelanders at the sawmill, so they started a band and caught people's attention with their leftist message and raspy melodies. And with "What A Time To Be Barely Alive" they have 12 songs that take rootsy punk (like Billy Bragg and early Gaslight Anthem) and blend it with the personal politics of bands like The Clash and Dillinger Four. Plus, the cover art has a herd of swine busting out of a pigpen. Ain't that some shit?"

Tracklisting
A1 - We Have Nothing To Lose But Our Chains...
A2 - Three Altars For Rats
A3 - The Truth Is Out There
A4 - The Voyage Of The Dawn Dreaders
A5 - What A Time To Be Barely Alive
A6 - Hollowlujah!
B1 - Untitled
B2 - I Want To Be Leaves
B3 - Sloslylove Is Playing At My House
B4 - A Psalm For Our Jobs And Apartments
B5 - West Grand Ave. Maria
B6 - ...And A World To Win

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