1. INVISIBLE

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    This new record has been in the works for what feels like a long time. So long, in fact, that it seems like a lot of people, us included, stopped believing it was really going to happen.  The challenges of geography, too many bands and tours, and other more mundane aspects of adult life, all conspired to delay and discourage us.  But here we are, despite these obstacles, with a new record and a renewed sense of purpose. And in a way, that’s what these new songs, and this band, are really all about.  This music, and the culture and community that surround it, don’t really have an expiration date, even though the larger world around us would have us believe that these are childish things, to be put aside as we become responsible, productive citizens.  Now, that is obviously bullshit of the highest order. But this isn’t about avoiding adulthood; it’s about redesigning it so that it doesn’t clash so violently with our most deeply held beliefs. It’s about the compromises we refuse to make, but also about the subtle negotiations between ideals/aspirations & day-to-day pragmatics. It’s about figuring out how to keep making noise even when life quiets down. Yes, it’s about parenthood, but it’s also about deliberately resisting corrupt mainstream value systems, even (especially) when they’re bombarding you from all sides.  It’s about brutal, devastating loss. More than ever, it’s about alienation and outrage.  

    We can’t wait to share it with you.

    INVISIBLE
    01 Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs
    02 Headfirst
    03 Props For Ventriloquism
    04 Little Fists
    05 D.F.W.
    06 Invisible

    Out 2nd April 2013 on No Idea Records.

    www.paintitblack.org

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      Stoked!
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      Paint It Black, regarding the themes of their upcoming release: Alienation, outrage, and the struggle between the...
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      This band can’t do any wrong. Pretty excited to hear this.
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      Let’s hope I don’t lose another tooth to them when I see them tour on this record!
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      Fuck yes. I can’t wait. This band is so important. To all of us.
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      Uh, fuck yeah! Read what Dan Yemin had to say about this in our 2nd issue of our zine! There are still some copies left!...