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LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES

Youth Detention (Import)

Model:
CD-DG-134
SKU:
459292
PLU: 634457766327
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Battletapes with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and producer Tim Kerr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' Youth Detention captures the band in raw form.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Battletapes with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and producer Tim Kerr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' Youth Detention captures the band in raw form.
Format - CD
Genre - Pop & Rock
Release Date - 07/07/17

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Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Battletapes with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and producer Tim Kerr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' Youth Detention captures the band in raw form. Each song was cut live to tape, with the four performing in the same room without headphones or baffling. The result is thoroughly human, Lynn Bridges' mix retaining the band's live energy and looseness at the expense of a few out of tune strings.

The Glory Fires music draws deeply from punk, but also soul, power pop, country, and gospel. Its equal parts careful curation and geographic inheritance.

"Its the sound of my place," says Bains. "I want to know it. I want to argue with it. I dont want to be a band from anywhere that could be doing anything. For me, thats what punk is about - figuring out who I am and how to be the best version of myself. I cant do that by pretending to be something Im not."

The songs are deeply rooted in Bains experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. Youth Detention depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval. The lyrics could ring true anywhere, though. The South exists in the world and, like the South, the world is increasingly beholden to many of these same tensions and forces.

The songs on Youth Detention are meant as small acts of resistance to those systems. Documenting minor moments - the refusal to sit quietly through a display of bigotry, the act of quieting down and listening to somebody's struggle, sticking up for friends targeted for their difference - that, hopefully, serve as the beginnings of a more profound awakening.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistLEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
LabelDon Giovanni Records
Music GenreRock
Music Genre PrimaryPop & Rock

CD

  • 1. Breaking It Down!
  • 2. Sweet Disorder!
  • 3. Good Old Boy
  • 4. Black & White Boys
  • 5. Whitewash
  • 6. Underneath the Sheets of White Noise
  • 7. I Heard God!
  • 8. Crooked Letters
  • 9. I Can Change!
  • 10. The City Walls
  • 11. Had to Laugh
  • 12. Nail My Feet Down to the Southside of Town
  • 13. Tongues of Flame!
  • 14. Trying to Ride
  • 15. The Picture of a Man
  • 16. Commencement Address for the Deindustrialized Dispersion
  • 17. Save My Life!
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