Their music is often bitter, aggressive, even frightening, yet at times completely spiritual. Flemmons’ lyrics are marked by a profound, often dirge-like sadness, but this isn’t fucking emo, folks. And he might sing, with a distinctively Southern accent â€” songs that mention someone getting his “head cut off on the barbed wire” or someone “shooting and drinking” (in that order) â€” but The Baptist Generals sure as fuck ain’t country. Or alt-country. Or any of that stupid shit. Yet their style is distinctively Southern. His haunting, imagistic lyrics are as steeped in the Southern gothic tradition as anything Barry Hannah or Flannery O’Connor ever committed to print. Flemmons’ voice sounds like every great Southern singer from Doc Boggs to Wayne Coyne, but at the same time nothing like either of them, or anyone else for that matter. He’s thirty-three years old, but sings with all the world-weary crankiness of someone who’s seen at least ninety.
Despite a variety of technical setbacks, the long awaited Seeing Red podcast is now available. David Harvey speaks of the “irrational rationalizing of an irrational system.” The Honduran Generals admit that they were saving US democracy by destroying it at home. We remember Hiroshima and pay tribute to the brave sacrifice of Victor Agosto, who was court-martialed for refusing to go back to Afghanistan.
Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years Ssangyong sit-in workers’ appeal: `Our lives are at stake’ Vestas Workers Occupy UK Factory On TV, Honduran Generals Explain Their Role in Coup Soldier Who Didn’t Obey Is Jailed
Music: Hiroshima by David Rovics The Internationale by Pól Mac Adaim Camilo by State Radio
Melbourne based 4 piece, Farewell the lion do not try and create a whole new musical genre nor expect to have one named after them. Instead, we focus on writing and performing well crafted songs without pretention or attitude. With influences from Wilco, Radiohead, The Posies and The National we focus on letting the best idea in each song win rather than forcing a certain sound.
Band members John McIntosh (Vocals/Guitar), Marlene Samson (Vocals/Keys), Leigh Marlow (Drums) and Sam Elliffe (Bass) have been together since June 2010 and have worked up an albums worth of songs for the live set. http://farewellthelion.com/music/