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BLISTER STEEL

I would not mind the sight of you,
would not mind the slaughter
Would not mind the drowning, no,
but the thrashing in the water

You do not know the trouble, man
You cannot feel the fire
I cannot breathe from my own face
and I’m living in the wires

What I saw down there, I do not know
but I know that it was real
the king came drifting through the snow
with eyes as blue as blister steel

When he passed by my window
my ears flattened, my blood curdled
though you and I would call him home
as boys in magic circles

When he comes there is no wonder left
He stares coldly as a dancer
You grit your teeth and hold your breath
and bargain with the cancer

Kneel before the silent prophet
of the new red god
Jawless, tongue clicking
against his wet wooden mask
I’ll be smiling like a new mother
or a mongrel dog, as I
drool through the fingers
of his hot gloved hand

credits

from Blister Steel, released June 2, 2017
Joshua Charles McCaslin - Vocals, guitars, percussion, glockenspiel, engineering, mixing.
Don Ankrom - Bass on tracks 3 & 5.
Ben Dahmes - Drums.
Victor Franco - Guitars, backing vocals, percussion.
Faith Grossnicklaus - Violin.
Daniel Gruska - Trumpet, saxophone.
Andy Manla - Accordion, wurlitzer, piano, organ, percussion, backing vocals.
Matt Miller - Trumpet, trombone.
Valerie Osterberg - Flute, percussion, backing vocals.
Justin Rutz - Bass.
Barry Walker, Jr. - Pedal steel, mandolin, dobro, percussion, backing vocals.

All songs written by Joshua Charles McCaslin except “Tie Dye Cowboy” by Barry Walker, Jr. and Joshua Charles McCaslin and “Like So Much Garbage” by Victor Franco and Joshua Charles McCaslin
Artwork by Violet Aveline

Recorded at Taylor House, Portland, OR.
Mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion Studios.

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Roselit Bone Portland, Oregon

“’Blister Steel’ is a runaway success … an unnerving set of booze-soaked, blood-curdling hellfire hymns that sound like very few other bands anywhere”
—The Portland Mercury

“Like Marty Robbins meets The Cramps, or a Goblin sountrack to a spaghetti western, ranchero fantasy meets greased up country in a magical reality.”
—American Standard Time
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