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ABSOLUTExclusive: The Gay Blades

Posted by: Garett Press (11/24/10)
The Gay Blades are recording a unique song for each city on their upcoming tour (dates in the replies). The first 5 songs have been compiled in Songs For Cities, Vol. 1 which you can download exclusively here. This volume includes Pittsburgh, Columbus, St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Springs. Full track info and song descriptions are also in the replies.
  
 
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09:35 AM on 11/24/10
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"I'll Leave My Heart in Pittsburgh "- PIttsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks - 11/29
"Run For Your Life, Buckeye!" - Columbus, OH - The Basement - 11/30
"The Gateway To Your Heart "- St. Louis, MO - Cicero's - 12/1
"KC, I Need You Now..." - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room - 12/2
"Hallelujah, Colorado!" - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep - 12/4


Below please find a brief explanation for the inspiration behind each song:

"I'll Leave My Heart in Pittsburgh"
Pittsburgh is a town I've always felt comfortable touring through. Growing up pretty poor gives you a quality that you can't shake off, and sometimes I feel totally out of place. Pittsburgh never made me feel anything but ready to drink and play a great show.

"Run For Your Life, Buckeye!"
I wrote this song for townies everywhere. There's nothing worse than ignorant drunk college kids ruining your town and hitting on your girlfriend - I should know, I was one of those kids. That being said, this song is about handing out ass beatings to those in need. Its all about charity!

"The Gateway To Your Heart"
I was tour managing a Finnish band called Rubik this summer and when we were in St. Louis, they informed me that a Finnish architect was responsible for the beautiful landmark. So I figured that arch, "America's Gateway", would be the central figure in this story. The other being a schizophrenic homeless dude on a bicycle staring at it, waiting for a lost love to materialize. Seemed like a good idea...

"KC, I Need You Now..."
I feel like Kansas City has so many great old rock n' roll tunes written about it, so I wanted mine to be a really cool slinky rock song, a la' Keith Richards. So...here you go...

"Hallelujah, Colorado!"
I really just needed a song to surround the words "Hallelujah, Colorado". I love the way they sound together. Go ahead say it...

Tour Dates:
NOV 29
Garfield Artworks
Pittsburgh, PA

NOV 30
The Basement
Columbus, OH

DEC 1
Cicero's
St. Louis, MO

DEC 2
The Riot Room
Kansas City, MO

DEC 3
Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, CO

DEC 7
Bottom Of The Hill
San Francisco, CA

DEC 8
The Casbah
San Diego, CA

DEC 11
The Rogue Bar
Scottsdale, AZ

DEC 13
Rubber Gloves
Denton, Texas

DEC 14
Emo's Alternative Lounging (Indoor)
Austin, TX

DEC 15
Thirsty Hippo
Hattiesburg, MS

DEC 16
Drunken Unicorn
Atlanta, GA

DEC 19
The Red Palace
Washington, DC
09:37 AM on 11/24/10
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irthesteve
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Songs have been quite awesome so far
09:40 AM on 11/24/10
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Such a neat idea. Will listen to these later.
09:56 AM on 11/24/10
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Awesome band, awesome idea. Savages is such a fantastic album.
10:15 AM on 11/24/10
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bravo.
10:33 AM on 11/24/10
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That's an awesome idea. Can't wait to hear the Atlanta one.
10:37 AM on 11/24/10
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A little sad there's no Minneapolis date for this-
10:38 AM on 11/24/10
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excited for the dc song!
10:52 AM on 11/24/10
irthesteve
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Tracks 3 and 4 are both tagged as track 3
11:27 AM on 11/24/10
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Excellent news. This has been their year for sure.
12:08 PM on 11/24/10
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Gay Blades are fucking awesome. love the idea
12:16 PM on 11/24/10
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Is there artwork for this?
03:12 PM on 11/24/10
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This is super cool, but they're not coming to Seattle...
08:29 PM on 11/24/10
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reminds me of Into It. Over It. and how they have city songs as well. But now i think i might just have to see them in SF on the 7th
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