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Black Hammer

from Let Loose The Beating Birds by Jen Lush

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    Our latest album 'Let Loose The Beating Birds' on a limited run of vinyl. Full colour custom LP with gatefold four-page insert. Exclusive, numbered with hand-written & printed postcard.

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about

This folk-rock wildling began as a poem by Tobin Lush spoken into a phone during morning peak hour, stuck fast in idiot traffic, inspired by a text by our favourite kind of anti-capitalist Naomi Klein. The words present ‘I’ as the natural world and ‘you’ as the black hammer. The black hammer being a metaphor for blind environmental politics motivated by greed, power and fear. These words wound their way into this song by Lush, and made larger and more psychedelic by her band (James Brown, Sam Cagney, Mark Seddon and Paul Angas) produced, engineered and mixed by James Brown at Wizard Tone Studios.
Black Hammer is the first single from this album.

lyrics

Black Hammer - Jen Lush / words by Tobin Lush

i was the hope of a hundred men
i was the echo in the valley
night blind in the canyon
silent riot in the wind

i was the car leaving the road
i was the ghost between the trees
above the below and below the above
everything in between

i was the memory at your table
i was the name in the river
low on a losing streak
in a landscape of time

you were the black
you were the fake
mining our hearts out, falling
soft like a hammer

you were the towers of glass
you were the roving eye
night shot like a cannon ball
black above the masses

you were under the wheels
you were

credits

from Let Loose The Beating Birds, released August 20, 2021
Jen Lush - vocals
James Brown - electric guitars, sound design, keyboards
Sam Cagney - acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Mark Seddon - bass guitar
Paul Angas - drums, percussion, Wurlitzer, misc. keyboards, synth, backing vocals - track 2
Belinda Gehlert - violin

Produced by James Brown / Tobin Lush
Recorded, engineered and mixed by James Brown at Wizard Tone Studios
Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Sound

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Jen Lush Adelaide, Australia

Jen Lush is known for her spacious and emotive, starkly modern folk songs wrapped around expansive storytelling. Following her 2017 album of poem-songs ‘The Night’s Insomnia,’ Jen’s new album ‘Let Loose the Beating Birds’ is to be released in 2021. Jen and her stellar band have appeared at festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW, WA and Tasmania. ... more

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