Flat Worms - Witness Marks  Vinyl LP

Flat Worms - Witness Marks Vinyl LP

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Expected release 22/09/23

Time Warp in Exile
Suburban Swans
Orion’s Belt
Gotta Know
Sick of My Face
16 Days
Wolves in Phase
See You at the Show
Witness Marks

Four years after they went all the way to Antarctica, Flat Worms are
back in gen pop with the rest of us - but, as intoned on album opener
‘Sigalert’, “back again like I never was.” Is this a nod to the way time
passes over our sorely vexed synapses? Or are we to believe that
there’s hope to be found in this broken world? Kick back with ‘Witness
Marks’ and see what other traces Flat Worms have left us in the dust.  The album title alone leaves a foreboding impression. But look closer
- ‘witness marks’ aren’t something out of a forensic analysis, they’re
actually practical; scratches placed in old clocks designed to aid
continued maintenance further in time.  Sure, there’s big questions and more on the board; primarily, if we’re
at all distinct from the absurdity coming down around us, or just
another character in the mirror? Flat Worms are looking inward this
time, outlining personal space in relation to themselves and others -
sometimes even people they barely know. Among the slabs of slate
grey outrage, the flowers of compassion are blooming, and the
simmering power of their trio grows exponentially.  Working once again with Ty Segall, Flat Worms continue to find new
answers by digging into themselves and playing their kind of rock:
hard and flat, bass and drums thrusting stalwartly forward with
conviction, guitar twisting and spinning in outrage, deadpan vocals
decrying a dire set of circumstances.  The democracy of working together, so often messy and frustrating,
was found to be a powerful release for Justin, Tim and Will. Acting as
one, Flat Worms navigated challenging times by coming together,
finding release in the clockwork repetitions of practice and the shared
creative space they occupied together against the encroaching world.  In the short century of their existence, Flat Worms have agitated
against the status quo with a disquieting lyric bent, to emphasize the
psychosis of the times. These are positions taken within songs, sung
out to individuals in the world. As evidenced by the lyrics, “But I know
I can always see you at the show Even though it’s only temporary and
it’s time to go.”  ‘Witness Marks’ surveys an evolving sense of community. Flat Worms
are dedicated to persevering and using the power of their collective. Come Witness.