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VIAGRA BOYS - Welfare Jazz LP (colour vinyl)

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VIAGRA BOYS - Welfare Jazz LP (colour vinyl)

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Limited white vinyl. 
Highly recommended. 

Ever the band drenched in satire, our heroes The Viagra Boys return with their brand of horn-filled, searing post-punk and rejection of standard genre trope's to deftly lay waste to society's normalization of toxic masculinity, racism, misogyny, classism, and self-obsession. Even the album's title has a layer of satirical depth; the transliteration from Swedish of the term used for the government's financial support of jazz musicians cuts to the quick of institutionalized classism and prioritization.

"I'm not good at talking about politics, but everything is political when it comes down to it," explains singer Sebestions Murphy. "I'd rather write a song about being defeated, which usually comes from a real place and says a lot." The micro bleeds into the macro with the new record as Murphy continues, "We wrote these songs at a time when I had been in a long-term relationship, taking drugs every day, and being an asshole. I didn't really realize what an asshole I was until it was too late, and a lot of the record has to do with coming to terms with the fact that I'd set the wrong goals for myself."

The new album was produced by Matt Sweeney (Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Run the Jewels), Justin and Jeremiah Raisen (Yves Tumor, Kim Gordon, Sky Ferreira) as well as past collaborators Pelle Gunnerfeldt and Daniel Fagerström (The Hives, The Knife).


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