Still Life With Cake

from by The Worthless Son-in-Laws

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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    Official release date is December 1, 2013, but friends and fans may purchase the album now. Physical copies ship within a few days of ordering.

    Includes unlimited streaming of No. 8 Wire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Still Life With Cake

The class clown is out of practice

All his lines come a minute too late

The journalist is out of questions

She is shocked to be in such a foreign state

The rate of change changes just enough...

It's hard to say where it all sped up.

The photographers hide out in the corners

Finding and freezing their fractions profound

The storyteller sweats in the spotlight

Even though she is purely background.

Sidelined and superfluous--

The special guest is a total bust.

(Down in flames.)

There is no finer way to go.
The interpreter who once was golden

Quickly recognizes his mistake;

He sees the awkward interloper

Hunkerin' down on his piece of chocolate cake.

The cool command is Kill! Kill! Kill!
There’s no reward for standing still.

(Beat the clock to a pulp.)

There is no mercy to mete out.

There is no favor; your luck’s run out.

There is no later; there's only now.


from No. 8 Wire, released December 1, 2013
Acoustic guitar/vocal: Jimmy Davidson
Bass guitar: Rich Crepeau
Drums/percussion: David Brewer
Electric guitar/harmony vocals: Rob Brown

Lyrics: Jimmy Davidson
Recorded at the Fidelitorium, Kernersville, NC
Additional tracking at Lazy Limbertwig Farm, Vilas, NC
Engineered by Mitch Easter / Bob Engel / Worthless Son-in-Laws
Produced by Mitch Easter / Worthless Son-in-Laws
Mastered by Scott Craggs, Old Colony Mastering



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The Worthless Son-in-Laws Boone, North Carolina

“The through the roof here both melodically and lyrically, bolstered by a band that nails the songs with pinpoint perfection.... The vocal rock solid on what can only be deemed one of the most pleasantly surprising releases of the summer. This one rests near the very top of the ‘highly recommended’ list.”
—Bill Hurley, The Alternate Root
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