THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER - APOCALIPSTICK
RELEASE DATE : MARCH 24, 2017


There once was an era when records were made in castles, abandoned airplane hangars, barns, or on a yacht off the coast of the Bahamas, its passengers as high as paper kites. This is not that record! It is an album that came together from the desire for companionship, the endless pursuit of tone, the strength and glue of family, and above all, the love and admiration for each other's skills. Whether it was operating a tape machine with Jedi precision, creating meals that fuelled us, or belting out glass shattering ohs and ahs, it was the elbow grease of many individuals that brought this project to life.

These days it feels like our world is on the verge of collapse. But it’s with near-end times in the breeze that we plunge deeper into the pleasures of sex, revelry and entertainment. ‘Apocalipstick’ begins with the doom-laden warning call of ‘Get Ready’. Set to a contrastingly bouncy drum beat, Shawn ‘the Harpoonist’ Hall alerts us to ‘get ready for the hard times, get ready for the heavy load, get ready for the who knows what’. With the fate of the world certainly in question, ‘Apocalipstick’ delves into lustful begging with ‘Pretty Please’, summoning complete heartbreak in ‘Treat Me Kind’, while ‘Nancy’ and ‘Forever Fool’ touch on themes of bullying and revenge. Framed by psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam-outs, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer ignite the gritty, blues-rock grooves they have been recognized for by adding drummer John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas) and Keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (The Deep Dark Woods) into the melting pot as well as the golden sounds of Dawn Pemberton, Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks, Ben Rogers, Khari Wendell, Erik Nielsen and Ricardo Khayatte. Add equal parts soulful, sweaty vocals, and biting nasty guitar and you have an album perfect for any doomsday date-night.

APOCALIPSTICK TRACKLIST

01 Get Ready
02 Nancy
03 Forever Fool
04 I’m Back
05 Pretty Please
06 Treat Me Kind
07 Running
08 Promises, Promises
09 Save Me From Another Day
10 Marianne (20,000 Acres Of Moonlight)
11 Father’s Son
12 Situate Yourself
13 Fragile

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