read a write up on the powell’s blog about this book cultural history of punk: 1974-1982. they mention a seattle punk band called hellen keller. about the single they had this to say in part:

The voice is low and menacing, like someone shouting through gravel into the dark void. But then the soaring, soprano — sung by Valerie Yockey — extravagant and baroque and full of melody; it humbles you that no combination of words can do justice to the weird beauty of this song.

of course i had to hear it for myself. a quick check on the hype machine lead me to killed by death records. a blog that posts mp3s of old punk records. their tagline is i won’t pay for punk records. i’ll definately be checking out more of what’s on their blog. you can download the single here for yourself if you’re as curious as i was. hearing this, makes me wish there was more weirdness in most of the new music i seem to come across these days.

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