Free / Patriarchal Reptile

by Velcro Lewis Group

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On Martin Luther King, Jr., day we commemorate the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. by streaming 2 new songs by the Velcro Lewis Group.
The future-funk anthem, “Free”, calls out Trump and the blood thirsty racists that love him. “Patriarchal Reptile” is an abrasive feminist rant aimed at the puny pussy-grabbers who’s superiority complexes mask their true fear; women.

As the Trump regime begins to dig its disease-ridden claws into our nation’s freedom many of us fear for our health and safety. The Republican agenda has been crafted to oppress the rights of black and brown people, women, LGBT, and the disabled. The rest of the country will become collateral damage while the GOP scorches the Earth. Before the eminent war on art begins and freedom of speech becomes a punchline the Velcro Lewis Group wanted to tell you something: The partys over. Now is not the time to stay in bed. Now is not the time to cry. It is time to call out every enemy that threatens our country. Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan, the NRA & the MRA, and every bastard in-between - we’re going to hold your feet to the fire until you listen or someday you'll fall into the flames.
“Free” and ”Patriarchal Reptile” will appear on the Velcro Lewis Group’s forthcoming album, Amnesia Haze. Due out this spring on Safety Meeting records.

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released January 16, 2017

Free
Hawk Colman - vocals
Halden Spoonwood - bass, vocals
Andy Slater - vocals, synthesizers
Travers Gauntt - guitar, vocals
Josh Barnhart - drums, vocals
Ali Hunger - Theremin
Lawrence Peters - electric washboard, vocals
Doug Abram - saxophone

Patriarchal Reptile
Ali Hunger - vocals
Halden Spoonwood - bass
Travers Gauntt - guitar
Josh Barnhart - drums
Lawrence Peters - electric washboard

Recorded by Andy Slater at Frogg Mountain with assistance from John Vernon Forbes

artwork by Travers Gauntt

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