“Tribulation Worksongs” is a series of releases from MODERN LIFE IS WAR, recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios. Aiming to be as hand built as possible, the lyrics/credits of each song were typed by vocalist/lyricist Jeff Eaton on his 1950’s Royal “Quiet De Luxe” typewriter. These were later hand stamped on the front and back covers by artist Jacob Bannon, making each cover totally unique. The labels of the vinyl were also hand stamped before final assembly by the people at Deathwish. The band has unveiled the second installment in the series and you can hear the new tracks “Revival Fires” and “Indianapolis Talking Blues” below.
Catch the band live at the following stops with GORILLA BISCUITS:
Sept. 29 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Sept. 30 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
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