Posted by Tobias Carroll
Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death make harrowing, sometimes fragmented punk rock that, at its best, is unsettling as hell. If punk’s unpredictability is something that drew you to it in the first place, you’ll find plenty to like on their latest album, Some of Us Are In This Together — it’s bleak and ecstatic and unrelenting in all the best ways. On its second song, vocalist Spencer Moody sings the phrase “If you believe in blood” the way another vocalist might express some sort of romantic devotion. Moody answered some questions on literature via email; up for discussion were topics ranging from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Moody’s 2010 EP I Am the Pedwin Drag King.
Only the lyrics.
They expanded and narrowed my world view.