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  • [Ren] I’m putting together a Rough Trade Edition, which collects together some of the in-betweens and afterthoughts from the record. I’ve been writing it at the same time as physically cutting and stitching the album artwork - writing in and out of the lyrics - using cutting and stitching as a way of thinking about stuff like community, building solidarity, surviving precarity, resisting perfectionism, gender and craft, emotional labour and the environment. It’s kind of like how I speak in between songs on stage, but in writing. Right now it's only available to preorder via Bandcamp
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    Bundle contains 'Cut & Stitch' on 12" Transparent Violet Vinyl, plus Rough Trade Edition written by & curated by Ren.

    Contents:
    *Official webstore-exclusive 12" pressing on coloured vinyl, with Bandcamp-exclusive hand-screenprinted version of the sleeve
    *Rough Trade Edition written by & curated by Ren

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about

I recently read an article about fracking causing minor earthquakes. It completely blows my mind that there are people willing to go to these lengths in pursuit of profit. I heard someone describe it as literal disaster capitalism.

This song attacks the sense of entitlement that lies behind such reckless, short sighted and selfish pursuit of profit. It attacks the patriarchal, capitalist and neocolonial sense of entitlement that some people (mostly rich white men) seem to have towards the earth, people’s labour and people’s bodies - especially marginalised bodies, and those that are read as women. I think breaking that sense of entitlement is a key point at which climate justice, anti-capitalist, feminist and anti-colonial struggles intersect. I find the idea of Mother Earth an interesting way of thinking through how people treat the earth as an inexhaustible resource that they can just continue to take from, because I see many people treat the women in their lives in a very similar way. Certainly something I’ve experienced a lot is feeling as though I’ve been mined - that’s the best way I can describe it despite it being a very personal feeling: in environmental terms.

“We become with each other or not at all” is a quote from ‘Staying with the trouble’ by Donna Haraway. She writes about composting with each other in hot piles, as a way of thinking about how entangled our lives are across different species. This can work as a counter to the hyper individualistic nature of western society that is eroding our sense of community and accountability to each other as well as the planet, and I believe making many of us very unhappy.

I feel like the western world in particular has really lost touch with the earth, and to the physical reality of the earth, the seasons, the forests, mountains and oceans. We are preoccupied with things like capital, nations etc which don’t physically exist, much as they have very real physical consequences..

Kill the rich, save the earth, up the witches, essentially.

lyrics

Stripping the earth of her self hood
Blind to the balance and tangle of lives

I can feel the earth shake inside of me as I wake
I can feel the earth
I can feel the earth shake inside of me as I wake
I can feel the earth
I feel the earth

Animated skulls with empty sockets
sink acrylic teeth into projected profit
They think their owed our labour
They think they’re owed our bodies
They think they’re owed the earth
They think they own the earth

What will it take
For us to perceive ourselves beyond the singular
What will it take
For us to understand
We become with each other or not at all
We become with each other or not at all
Blind to the balance and tangle of lives
We become with each other or not at all

They think they’re owed our labour
They think they’re owed our bodies
They think they’re owed our labour
They think they’re owed our bodies
They think they’re owed the earth
They think they own the earth

I can feel the earth is shaking
She is grieving
She is seething
I can feel the earth is quaking
She is grieving she is seething.

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from Cut & Stitch, released May 24, 2019

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