UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS
ink // screenprinted on cardstock by WAHL // listen to the 45 on the Hiss Lab Bandcamp (or snag the digital for only $3!)
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UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS
You kind of think the boy could be really pretty if he weren’t wearing all the makeup.
Corpse paint, he calls it, but it’s only 1990 and everybody still thinks about Peter Criss and Ace Frehley when they see it, the Starchild versus the Phantom of the Park. You haven’t seen a corpse before but you don’t think corpses have really long, clean, gleaming blonde hair.
You go to talk to the boy but he just stands in the corner, every now and then banging up against the fake brick like a busted robot, mumbling to himself with his head down. A girl with a purple mohawk yells död vänligen leende but he just turns around and rolls his eyes up in his head.
You had a friend that said he stinks because he buries his clothes for a week before a show, but you think it just smells clean, like turned earth after it rains, like the farm your uncle had outside Uppsala, summers spent wandering a child’s Valsgärde, chopping down barley and oat with tree-limb swords, on a journey with Leifur Eiriksson or Ingvar the Far-Travelled.
You snuck in a couple of Falcons and even though everybody says you can’t even get drunk off them you’re only seventeen and it doesn’t take very much. A few years later you’re talking to a girl from California and you say oh yeah it was a really amazing show, it was really just a privilege to have been there that night, and by that time you’ve told the story so many times that the edges have worn smooth. The whole thing was just twenty minutes and when you watched it on YouTube you didn’t remember a note of it, and all you can think of is that weird little boy with the pretty hair.
Jackson, Mississippi. Polaroid 600 (expired January 2005). Taken February 2013 at the UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS video shoot.
Ash Borer, Cold of Ages
Baroness, Yellow & Green
Dawnbringer, Into the Lair of the Sun God
The Howling Wind, Of Babalon
Krallice, Years Past Matter
Napalm Death, Utilitarian
Nachtmystium, Silencing Machine
Pallbearer, Sorrow and Extinction
The Rain In Endless Fall, La Oscuridad Doth Dar La Inmortalidad (as a shining example of the grand cassette label Fallen Empire)
Woods of Ypres, Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
With major excursions into the catalogs of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Napalm Death, Rush, Opeth, Death, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Agalloch, as well as the back pages of Profound Lore Records.
Raw ink art for the upcoming split 7” between Jackson artists 5TH CHILD + LIVER MOUSSE. The preorder is only $5 and comes with a collection of live Liver Mousse tracks.
I’m really proud to have been asked to work on this. Finished screen printed art coming soon.
[ink on paper] [click to embiggen]
[ink / xerox collage / click to embiggen]
The Men are touring behind their stellar OPEN YOUR HEART longplayer and will be hitting Jackson on July 2, 2012, with Mississippi psych-pop legend DEAD GAZE playing as well.
Source for images: Dahl-Wolfe, Eggleston
UPDATE: Dead Gaze will not be appearing.