Mere Phantoms - Famine For A Slow Death 12" (Undesirable​-​007)

by Mere Phantoms

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Seven tracks of grinding metallic punk analyzing want, desperation, and blight in the face of hoarded and exploited abundance. “Music for the pillars and workers of the gears.”

Mere Phantoms play hardcore with politically and socially conscious lyrics, and on "Famine For a Slow Death" are conceptually in line with the best elements of 90's hardcore, but through a sonic filter more akin to Orchid, Catharsis, or Thou. Featuring electronics by Nyodene D and other secret commies from the Rustbelt.

Single sided LP with screened b-side, including a zine featuring essays and lyrics on recycled paper. DJ-styled sleeves with hand-glued covers featuring original art by Dylan Garrett Smith.

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released February 18, 2016

Bass – Eddie
Cover, Artwork, Layout – Dylan Garrett Smith
Drums, Vocals – Stephen Bucklin
Electronics, Vocals – Aerin Vilk
Guitar, Backing Vocals – C.R.
Recorded at the Braddock Hit Factory.



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Anthems of The Undesirable Norfolk, Virginia

Independent label and distro in Norfolk, VA since 2008.
Outsider music for weirdos. Focusing primarily on experimental punk, metal, hardcore, and noise-rock.

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