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Sometimes in order to move forward, we must reach further back.

Gone are the female backing vocals and the melancholic voice of the violin. This recording is now paired down to five men and their instruments. The songs, which have been chosen to record, were written as a series. All with the exception of Lay With Me, which was written earlier and served as the lyrical catalyst to this concept. The central character fights for a balance between narcissism and self worth and establishing a clear line between pleasure and self-destruction.Belligerent is a clear homage to the swing era and it’s predecessors. With out mimicry, it draws on that jubilant energy and widens the genre by suggesting elements of a darker nature. It’s like Count Basie and Bessie Smith in a knife fight.
-Richard Alexander

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released March 31, 2011

Produced By: Boi Holm & ANGERYMAN
Recorded and Engineered by: Boi Holm & HH Praestbro
Recorded @ CHIMNEY TOP ROOF RECORDING STUDIO
Mastered by Thomas Peter Wind @ Masterbox
All Songs written by: REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co.
For SOAPBOX MUSIC
Photo & Artwork: Kajsa Gullberg
Model: Sabrina Ruiz
Make up: Line Fabregat
Special thanks to Ómar Sverrisson for inspiration

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REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co. Copenhagen, Denmark

Primitive & grounded, folk-tales connect seemingly disparate genres into a single curbstone philosophy “SOAP BOX MUSIC”. Converging African polyrhythms with punk-rock dissonance. Combining swing, rock-steady and rhythm & blues… Sarcastic and sentimental; Agitated and serene, they are a throwback to the Negro spirituals and the American folk tradition. ... more

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Track Name: BELLIGERENT
Belligerent
Gave my heart to a vegetarian and said eat it before it gets cold.
Her manners were quite good she carved it up and then turned up
her nose. I'm sitting in front of this photoplay trying to think of
something clever, but the stink of desperation clings to my pink
sweater. There's worms in my guts and this nausea knows no
cure.
You push & we'll push back now...
You push & we'll push back now...
The wool over my eyes has me shit starved and poor.
The cotton in my head might cushion all the blows of the hooks
and crosses life throws. But muted senses makes a man witless,
doves set fire to my skull, burn what's left and pray for rain and
hope to wash it clean again.
You push & we'll push back now...
Giants still roam the earth and they leave impressions ocean size.
I wade in the water and do my best just to survive.
But the shores a distant dream...
and it's become clear to me that my dreams don't mean anything.
You push & we'll push back now...
You push & we'll push back now...
Track Name: KNOWONE
KNOWONE.
All around is passion, who is willing to fight.
I got myself a woman with whom I spend the nights.
Love is a kingdom calling for those who hear her song.
Do you have the courage to answer, to sacrifice blood and
bone? Mountains meant for climbing were all born to sing...
Donʼt be misled by superstition, nobody knows a thing!
Knowone…
The old ones remember a story, about a man who was
born to be king.
Sacrificed love for life's glory but never learned a thing.
So look to your heart for the truth you'll see love standing
there perched on a crown of understanding floating in the
air.
Time gave birth to wisdom and wisdom gave birth to song.
If I know one thing, I know nothing...
But that nothing is known by knowone.
Track Name: MODERN MAN
MODERN MAN
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best prepare.
Fire Hell & crooked tongue he's a man who walk on all his paws
He's got fire shooting form lapels smokin hot cause he is raised in
hell!
He's a modern man and he don't much care...
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best prepare.
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best prepare.
... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from
around the block.
... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from
around the block.
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best beware.
He's a modern man...
Track Name: YOUR SAVIOUR
What can I say, she was a virgin image. Christ, Marry crucify me. I
can tell by the way that she talked...
walked... Hips.... Lips..... Thighs... Eyes...
wide open baby ain't no surprise, gonna lay you down slow let me
come inside.
I wanna praise you, I wanna drink from your cup let the blood runith
over and fill me up. Drunk on divinity, can't sober up. I feel a burin
inside I wanna self-destruct...
Who can you blame for your own self image. Christ buried and
raised from the dead. I can tell that your scared in your heart...
Mind...Bones...Flesh...guts...Spine...
Sweat from the crown of brow it climbs, like worms in the rain I've
returned.
I wanna praise you, I wanna drink from your cup let the blood runith
over and fill me up. Drunk on divinity, can't sober up. I feel a burin
inside I wanna self-destruct...
All of your thoughts are a mirror image. Self-reflections run through
your head. I can tell that your lost in a dark...
World...Cold...Dream...Small....Cell
Demons tearin at ya like the hounds a hell, gonna sacrifice ya baby
less you treat me well.
Track Name: LAY WITH ME
LAY WITH ME
Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love.
She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love.
I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love...
Why... Why... Why... Why...
Desire it drives me, it drive me to no end .
It drive me to my end, with vicious fiendish results.
It weighs on me, it carves my identity, burying me in a heap of emotion.
Desire it kills me, it kills me while... while I wait.
It kills me in my dreams. It turns when I sleep.
it's crooked as a tree and rootless as a sheep.
She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love.
She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love.
I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love...
Why... Why... Why... Why...
She's standing in-front of me
She's standing in-front of me
She's standing in-front of me
Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Track Name: "Belligerent" The Official Video from the EP "BELLIGERENT
Belligerent
Gave my heart to a vegetarian and said eat it before it gets cold.
Her manners were quite good she carved it up and then turned up
her nose. I'm sitting in front of this photoplay trying to think of
something clever, but the stink of desperation clings to my pink
sweater. There's worms in my guts and this nausea knows no
cure.
You push & we'll push back now...
You push & we'll push back now...
The wool over my eyes has me shit starved and poor.
The cotton in my head might cushion all the blows of the hooks
and crosses life throws. But muted senses makes a man witless,
doves set fire to my skull, burn what's left and pray for rain and
hope to wash it clean again.
You push & we'll push back now...
Giants still roam the earth and they leave impressions ocean size.
I wade in the water and do my best just to survive.
But the shores a distant dream...
and it's become clear to me that my dreams don't mean anything.
You push & we'll push back now...
You push & we'll push back now...
Track Name: "Lay With Me" The Official Video from the EP "BELLIGERENT"
LAY WITH ME
Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love.
She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love.
I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love...
Why... Why... Why... Why...
Desire it drives me, it drive me to no end .
It drive me to my end, with vicious fiendish results.
It weighs on me, it carves my identity, burying me in a heap of emotion.
Desire it kills me, it kills me while... while I wait.
It kills me in my dreams. It turns when I sleep.
it's crooked as a tree and rootless as a sheep.
She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love.
She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love.
I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love...
Why... Why... Why... Why...
She's standing in-front of me
She's standing in-front of me
She's standing in-front of me
Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
Track Name: "MODERN MAN" The Official Video from the EP "BELLIGERENT"
MODERN MAN
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best prepare.
Fire Hell & crooked tongue he's a man who walk on all his paws
He's got fire shooting form lapels smokin hot cause he is raised in
hell!
He's a modern man and he don't much care...
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best prepare.
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best prepare.
... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from
around the block.
... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from
around the block.
He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you
best beware.
He's a modern man...