23 June 2011

DARK LION 7"


 DARK LION - DEMO 7"
recorded 2003 / released 2011

1. for scotty
2. the poor get prison
3. my superhuman power would be invisibility
4. i flunked obedience class
5. burn on hell
6. i feel like things are possible now.


[DOWNLOAD] / 320k vinyl rip



$5 FROM VINYL RITES
only 300 pressed
DON'T SLEEP ON THIS!




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PENSACOLA, FL - 2003. THE IRAQ INVASION BEGAN AND THERE WAS OUTRAGE. AT THE TIME, I WAS A 19 YEAR OLD, SELF-PROCLAIMED ANARCHO PUNK PLAYING IN A 3 PIECE BAND CALLED 'TO THE HILT'. THERE WERE MAYBE 3 OTHER ACTIVE 'PUNK' BANDS IN PENSACOLA AT THE TIME [BESIDES this bike is a pipebomb]. DARK LION, UNICORN TOOTH [and whatever other name they went by at the moment] AND  TO THE HILT..NONE OF US HAD A BASS PLAYER. WEIRD.
POINTLESS OBSERVATIONS ASIDE...DARK LION WAS THE CROWNING JEWEL OF THE PENSACOLA SCENE AT THE TIME. AND LOOKING BACK NOW, THEY WERE PROBABLY THE BEST BAND TO EVER COME OUT OF THIS FUCKING SORRY EXCUSE OF A CITY. [ALTHOUGH I HEAR THIS BAND IS PRETTY OK.]

THANKS TO DANIEL AND JOSH FOR FUNDING THIS ENDEAVOR AND PUTTING PENSACOLA PUNK BACK ON THE PROVERBIAL MAP.

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from VINYL RITES:
"In the wake of the the newest middle east conflict in 2002, Dark Lion erupted in Pensacola, FL, a poor Navy town. Dark Lion's lyrics and live show were so full of contempt and violence, so full of the frantic energy that they felt at the time. With the war, siblings joining the army, people in jail all the time and the basic, deep hatred you feel when you are young as the backdrop, they wrote 6 songs of no-wave meets riot grrl punk, but I'm not sure they had any interest in genre. The demo went basically unheard, sold on cassette and CD-R on their one and only tour, despite being a completely uncompromising, original and dangerous punk recording. Few bands are as representative of a time in the way Dark Lion were, Born Against and Bikini Kill come to mind. Musically they are somewhere between Teenage Jesus and Nog Watt, but all their own. RIP Dark Lion, long live Dark Lion."
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1 comment:

Rick V. said...

I have been trying to find out more about this band for years! They played at 1919 Hemphill in Fort Worth and we were all amazed! It's a shame they did nothing else. What are they all doing now?

-Rick
(Retro-Spectro / 1919 Hemphill )