Some Of Us Are In This Together is one of my favorite album titles of 2011 — for nostalgic, depleted, pragmatic, hopeful, cynical, romantic, and otherwise reasons. Sonically, Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death’s sludgy, slow-mo, pained, elegiac, cathartic sixth proper LP isn’t too shabby either. As mentioned when we posted “Dirty Street,” it’s a bit like the Pacific Northwest back-patch punk take on Harvey Milk’s A Small Turn of Human Kindness. (Or, say, if Unwound decided to go glacial.) Take a listen to the noisy, raw “Let’s Leave The Elephant In The Room” homily if you need to shake the cobwebs this afternoon.
Some Of Us Are In This Together is out via Don’t Stop Believin’. Catch them live, often with the Cave Singers.
03/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
03/11 – Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood #
03/12 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door #
03/14 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
03/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ the Smell
03/16 – San Francisco, CA @ the Hemlock
# w/ Cave Singers