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Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Youth Detention (PRE-ORDER)

SKU# BDL-DG-134

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01. Breaking It Down!

02. Sweet Disorder!

03. Good Old Boy

04. Black & White Boys

05. Whitewash



06. Underneath the Sheets of White Noise

07. I Heard God!

08. Crooked Letters



09. I Can Change!

10. The City Walls

11. Had to Laugh

12. Nail My Feet Down to the Southside of Town



13. Tongues of Flame!

14. Trying to Ride

15. The Picture of a Man

16. Commencement Address for the Deindustrialized Dispersion

17. Save My Life!

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Available on 6/30! Pre-order your copy today!

Bundle option available with Winter Hat and 2" circular Enamel Pin! (MADE IN AMERICA)

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Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Battletapes with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and producer Tim Kerr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' Youth Detention captures the band in raw form. Each song was cut live to tape, with the four performing in the same room without headphones or baffling. The result is thoroughly human, Lynn Bridges' mix retaining the band's live energy and looseness at the expense of a few out of tune strings. The Glory Fires music draws deeply from punk, but also soul, power pop, country, and gospel. Its equal parts careful curation and geographic inheritance. Its the sound of my place, says Bains. I want to know it. I want to argue with it. I dont want to be a band from anywhere that could be doing anything. For me, thats what punk is about -- figuring out who I am and how to be the best version of myself. I cant do that by pretending to be something Im not. The songs are deeply rooted in Bains experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. Youth Detention depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval. The lyrics could ring true anywhere, though. The South exists in the world and, like the South, the world is increasingly beholden to many of these same tensions and forces. The songs on Youth Detention are meant as small acts of resistance to those systems. Documenting minor moments -- the refusal to sit quietly through a display of bigotry, the act of quieting down and listening to somebody's struggle, sticking up for friends targeted for their difference -- that, hopefully, serve as the beginnings of a more profound awakening.

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Track List (use ordered list)

01. Breaking It Down!
02. Sweet Disorder!
03. Good Old Boy
04. Black & White Boys
05. Whitewash

06. Underneath the Sheets of White Noise
07. I Heard God!
08. Crooked Letters

09. I Can Change!
10. The City Walls
11. Had to Laugh
12. Nail My Feet Down to the Southside of Town

13. Tongues of Flame!
14. Trying to Ride
15. The Picture of a Man
16. Commencement Address for the Deindustrialized Dispersion
17. Save My Life!