Introducing The Fleshies

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Bruisee (free) 01:58
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NOmaste 00:51
You stare, smug and superior and pretend you're at peace inside well, there's beautiful darkness outside your detachment that you've always denied Namaste, motherfucker head so deep in your ass namaste, motherfucker it's all now and zen You believe you are your own product that you made yourself that all those structures and privileges that always benefited you can be transcended by others if they meditate on their bootstraps You rule the world, so you must be enlightened you were born that way well, namaste, motherfucker we smash your mountain today
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COMIN' TO GET OUR COUSINS Why are we acting like this is new? from the white sheet, to the red line to the murderers dressed in blue Pop open the suture, let's get to the meat no one wants to believe they're the bad ones but no one is separate from history Now it's time to come and take you back we call you our cousins, but you are so much closer than that you had freedom of choice and made the choice to be an asshole now we gotta bring you home invert your case of Stockholm Syndrome Have you convinced yourself there's no truth? that everyone's existence besides your own is solely out to ruin you? With your fucking American flag and your fucking Confederate flag and your fucking Gadsden flag flag flag flag flag flag flag fuck your flag We're coming to take you home to the shed, in the back there's no safety in your F-250 You're just another fash from the white working class pushing down on others to maintain your meager advantages fetishizing of security failure of philosophy don't start whining at me, cousin because I know this bullshit is in me, too And now it's time to come and take you back you may be our cousins, but let's not get sentimental dynamite under your chair while we all have a chat, it's true and if that doesn't work we'll light the fuse and lock ourselves inside with you
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Hold Me Up 03:03
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Spice Rub 01:16
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Stone Mason 01:50
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You Playin'? 01:24
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Bombs 03:04
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"Fiery straight-laced punk rock that can peel the tacky wallpaper off your parents’ walls...Hands down, the Fleshies deliver a solid classic sounding punk record here which is much harder to find these days." -- The Fire Note

Pre-order the LP here: store.greennoiserecords.com/products/fleshies-introducing-the-fleshies-lp

FLESHIES WEST COAST TOUR DATES SPRING 2019
MAY 2 CORVALLIS, OR at @Mudville Stadium w/Megazillionaire, Dumb Luck
MAY 3 TACOMA, WA at Jankuland w/Bad Sleep, Quid Quo
MAY 4 SEATTLE, WA at Victory Lounge w/@Clarko, The Scoffs
MAY 5 PORTLAND, OR at Tonic Lounge w/Divers, Daydream (PDX record release)
MAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO, CA at The Knockout w/Meat Market, Nopes, Difficult (Bay Area record release)
MAY 10 LONG BEACH, CA at 4th and Vine w/Toys That Kill, Susan
MAY 11 SAN DIEGO, CA at kensington club w/Stalins of Sound, Santa Ana Knights, Russian Tremors
MAY 12 LOS ANGELES, CA at The Smell w/Dimber, Marriage Material, Honda Daze

FLESHIES (est. 1999) are a loud punk band from Oakland, California. They are noted for their intense, wild, and often homoerotic stage presence, abrasive-yet-catchy songs that warp and invert countless rock and punk tropes, radical (verging on wingnut) left-wing politics, and punishing tour schedules from the past (133 shows in 131 days at one point in 2003). They have released numerous well-received albums and singles on labels such as Alternative Tentacles, Recess, Life Is Abuse, Thrillhouse, and Adeline, and are on countless compilations (such as MaximumRocknRoll’s “Noise Ordinance” LP).

“Introducing The Fleshies” (Dirt Cult Records), the band’s new full-length album, represents a return to form, capturing the energy, raw power, incisive lyrical commentary/humor, and brutalist melodicism of their earlier releases like “Kill The Dreamer’s Dream” (2001) and “The Sicilian” (2003). Recorded and engineered by Brian Plaskett, mastered by Daniel Husayn (North London Bomb Factory). (The) Fleshies are Mattowar, Yvan Kawecki, John No, Brian Plaskett, and Hamiltron (all of whom are original members).

“Fleshies are one of those rare punk treasures that always knows how to kick out the jams live. And while the band labels its genre ‘Mysterious Guy Softcore’ — a play off the once trendy micro-genre of Mysterious Guy Hardcore — its sound is anything but. If you're into frenetic, fast-paced rhythms and off-kilter guitar and vocal workouts, expect to receive your just rewards. Singer John No doesn't sit idle during the band's shows; he can often be found working the crowd into a frenzy.” --Eddie Jorgenson, SF Weekly

"These hyperactively yelping Oakland artcore minutemen very much deserve to suck. Yet, somehow, they don't." - Chuck Eddy, Village Voice

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released May 3, 2019

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Fleshies Oakland, California

Mysterious Guy Softcore, 1999-present. New LP coming May 2019 on Dirt Cult Records!

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