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My leper hands never learned to pray
finger serpent weave and weft
They hold no kiss for to blow your way
nor hold to slithering death, o Mary
In the ashen stillness of the day
I’ll send to you my best, o Mary
as though you could choose not to stay
Animal god printed on your dress

My eyes will open about a third of the way
to view your sickly new leech child, leech child
Served up on a silver tray
no machine instinct of a thing born wild

I guess you’re doing the best you can
with a glorified ulcer and bad damn luck
with your bloviating, pinkened, half of a man
creamy and shapeless and too drunk to fuck

Naked with faces pulled over their own
and animal blood smeared on their breasts
They’ll show you a god buried down in the stone
a god that will let you repay your debts

Naked with faces all covered in fur
cutting through the grasses toward your prairie home
They eat the flowers, then they eat the birds
but the hills are not haunted here in Oregon


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 by Matt Drenik at Get Loud, 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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