Saturday, October 24, 2009

ARMED TO THE TEETH

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I have always liked that phrase. I don’t know where it came from, but it is a fitting title for the new Swollen Members album that drops TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27th.

I spoke with Mad Child recently, and one of the questions IMadchild2 wanted to ask was about the title. I pretty much forgot about that question, and the 500 others I had prepared. It would have been a stupid question anyway. When the phone interview was set up, I was told we had 25 minutes. Mad Child could not have been a nicer dude, and we ended up talking for an hour. As a result, I have decided to do a two-part post. Stay tuned for more details about the interview.

I have been a fan of S&M for a long time. The first album I bought was Heavy. The next day I bought everything else the record store had (Balance, Bad Dreams, Monsters In The Closet). Since that magical time (when I didn’t give a fuck about the internet, and listened to new albums on a Discman at my local record store), they have released two studio albums: Black Magic and on Tuesday, Armed To the Teeth. One of the great things about these albums is the order of the tracks…they are made to be a complete listening experience from beginning to end. Black Magic was amazing. One of the highlights for me was “Weight” which featured Ghostface Killah, and was produced by none other than The Alchemist. Why do I always fucking digress? We are talking about the new album dammit.

SwollenMembers1 It seems to me that Mad Child, Prevail, and Rob the Viking got backed into a corner in the last 3 years. Rather than languish, cry like bitches, and give up… they came out swingin’ like Battle Axe Warriors…..With the help of SubNoize Records, Tre Nyce, Everlast, Talib Kweli, Slaine, Glasses Malone, Young Kazh (please drop the Young, you just don’t need it!), and Tech N9ne.

This album is dope. I have to admit that a couple tracks kind of left me scratchin’ my head, but I do appreciate them a little more after my conversation with Mad Child. I’m still wondering why my copy did not include the 2 final tracks with La Coka Nostra and Glasses Malone, but I’m sure I’ll hear them eventually.

Go ahead and form your own opinion, because I don’t give a fuck, and I’m pretty sure they don’t either! Really though, Mad Child was sincerely interested in my thoughts as a fan, and I appreciated that. Favorite tracks right now: Bang Bang, Kyla, My Life, Concerto, and Warrior - check out the video:

Check out the fAYCEbook page.

Check out their channel on YouTube.

How ‘bout the ghetto of the internet: myspAYCE.

Oh, yeah, there is also this gay-ass thing called twitter.

Touring RIGHT. FUCKING. NOW. Check the dates HERE.

SwollenMembersTourFlyer I will be in Seattle on November 8th for the show, thanks to a couple good friends named Benny B and Catch91. Please join us for an evening of fucking chaos.

P.S. You may think that Swollen Members is not your particular brand of whisky, but that is most likely because you are one of those pussies that coughs and sputters when sipping a Scotch and water. Grow some nuts and listen to it.

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