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Last week Lee Bozeman announced that Luxury is looking to record their fifth album. They've set up a Kickstarter to help gain the funding and they have a little video of them discussing their lives as of late and their plans for the album. Looks like they've added another member and three of them are Orthodox priests.

 

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1057486100/record-5

He finds no mercy

And he's lost in the crowd

With an armoured heart of metal

He finds he's running out of odd-numbered daisies

From which to pull the petals

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Nice nice nice nice! I think the 5th guy is Matt Hinton, who has showed up here on occasion?

 

Such a good band. I wish there were more Orthodox priests in the band, though.

 

(That was a joke)

 

 I tried to meet up with Lee in Texas for an interview last year but it was during Orthodox Lent so we couldn't make it work, which was a bummer. Someday, I hope.

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I just gave Luxury $15. You should too. 4 days remaining.

 

This band is so good, you guys.

"You Should Give These Bearded Rock Priests Your Money" from the Burnsider:

 

One of my obsessions is with people's trajectories after they leave the Christian rock scene, which appears to be a pretty unsustainable place (ideologically, economically, etc). Where do you land, spiritually, vocationally, culturally, after God-rock? That the members of Luxury, after leaving Christian rock, found themselves members of the clergy in one of the world's oldest -- and maybe least understood, in the United States -- religious traditions is remarkable and strange, yet weirdly fitting. And their music is totally badass.

If you pay them $15, you will help some bearded priests make a recording of sad, beautiful, sincere, wounded rock songs for a tiny demographic of post-evangelical hipsters. It will be worth it.

 


 
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Tracklist, lyrics, title (Trophies) and an apparent release in Oct. 2014.

 

 

1. You Must Change Your Life

2. Museums in Decline

3. Trophies

4. Un-Savage

5. The War on Women

6. Don't Feel Bad If You Don't Feel Better Right Away

7. Words of Mouth

8. Parallel Love

9. Courage, Courage

10. The Gates of Paradise (Give Praise Where Praise Is Due)

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Tracklist, lyrics, title (Trophies) and an apparent release in Oct. 2014.

 

 

1. You Must Change Your Life

2. Museums in Decline

3. Trophies

4. Un-Savage

5. The War on Women

6. Don't Feel Bad If You Don't Feel Better Right Away

7. Words of Mouth

8. Parallel Love

9. Courage, Courage

10. The Gates of Paradise (Give Praise Where Praise Is Due)

 

 

Ughh...I'm getting impatient waiting for this album and Steve Taylor's new one.

 

I hope the insert for Trophies will be like the one in Health & Sport. I loved having all the footnotes to the lyrics.

He finds no mercy

And he's lost in the crowd

With an armoured heart of metal

He finds he's running out of odd-numbered daisies

From which to pull the petals

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Info about the album has disappeared from Bandcamp, but the band's Facebook page suggests they are currently mastering...

 

I'm planning to do a piece about the album this winter ...  hoping to hear it soonish.

 

Wasn't it supposed to be out by now? I thought the drop date was Sept 30?

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And he's lost in the crowd

With an armoured heart of metal

He finds he's running out of odd-numbered daisies

From which to pull the petals

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I'm getting a little antsy too. There was a post to their facebook page from Amy Bozeman, who wrote on Oct. 9 " Listening to the unmastered record in the car with Lee. Almost done and sounds great. Excited! " So I don't think we'll have to wait too much longer.

"What's prayer? It's shooting shafts in the dark." -- Frederick Buechner, Godric

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So this is really weird, but it seems like they have a bunch of the demos from this record up on a bandcamp page with no identifying information on it. I found it by googling the lyrics to "Parallel Love." Take if for what you will: https://slimandlovingit.bandcamp.com/album/tsong

 

(I realize this looks super spammy, but it's not)

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So this is really weird, but it seems like they have a bunch of the demos from this record up on a bandcamp page with no identifying information on it. I found it by googling the lyrics to "Parallel Love." Take if for what you will: https://slimandlovingit.bandcamp.com/album/tsong

 

(I realize this looks super spammy, but it's not)

 

Nice find, thanks!

He finds no mercy

And he's lost in the crowd

With an armoured heart of metal

He finds he's running out of odd-numbered daisies

From which to pull the petals

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I didn't listen to any of them (It feels too strange to listen to an unfinished product - like reading a rough draft of a stranger's novel), but I did enjoy having the lyrics at hand. 

 

Edit: I just found this, a book of "The music, lyrics, commentary, and photography of Luxury, circa 1995 to 2014." Has anybody here read it?

Edited by Josh Hamm

"What's prayer? It's shooting shafts in the dark." -- Frederick Buechner, Godric

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I didn't listen to any of them (It feels too strange to listen to an unfinished product - like reading a rough draft of a stranger's novel), but I did enjoy having the lyrics at hand. 

 

Edit: I just found this, a book of "The music, lyrics, commentary, and photography of Luxury, circa 1995 to 2014." Has anybody here read it?

 

That is so cool. I want.

He finds no mercy

And he's lost in the crowd

With an armoured heart of metal

He finds he's running out of odd-numbered daisies

From which to pull the petals

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Tracklist, lyrics, title (Trophies) and an apparent release in Oct. 2014.

 

 

1. You Must Change Your Life

2. Museums in Decline

3. Trophies

4. Un-Savage

5. The War on Women

6. Don't Feel Bad If You Don't Feel Better Right Away

7. Words of Mouth

8. Parallel Love

9. Courage, Courage

10. The Gates of Paradise (Give Praise Where Praise Is Due)

 

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New Tracklist, Dec. 1 release date. 
 
1. Ginsberg Reading 'Howl'
2. Parallel Love 02:44
3. Trophies
4. Don't Feel Bad If You Don't Feel Better Right Away
5. The War on Women]
6. You Must Change Your Life
7. Museums in Decline
8. Words of Mouth
9. Courage, Courage
10. The Gates of Paradise (Give Praise Where Praise Is Due)
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Another day, another fantastic track from the new Luxury album. I confess, I was a bit ambivalent at first -- I liked Luxury, but didn't love them like some of my friends did -- but I'm getting really excited for Trophies.

 

https://soundcloud.com/luxury2014/museums-in-decline

"I feel a nostalgia for an age yet to come..."
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I'll have to take your word on the Morissey/Smiths comparison, but I fully agree with the first sentiment. I think this is my favourite Luxury album - it's definitely some of Bozeman's best songwriting to date, even if I'm still partial to quite a bit of his solo work.

"What's prayer? It's shooting shafts in the dark." -- Frederick Buechner, Godric

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I find "The War on Women" just a devastating, beautiful track. I love the way Bozeman takes this bit of political rhetoric and turns it into a personal reflection on male complicity and pornography. "There was a war on women, but I was too young to know I was in it."

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I find "The War on Women" just a devastating, beautiful track. I love the way Bozeman takes this bit of political rhetoric and turns it into a personal reflection on male complicity and pornography. "There was a war on women, but I was too young to know I was in it."

 

Great track! Reminds me of "Post-Modern Love".

He finds no mercy

And he's lost in the crowd

With an armoured heart of metal

He finds he's running out of odd-numbered daisies

From which to pull the petals

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