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Flesh Wound

from Critical Response by Critical Response

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    -Debut single “Flesh Wound” available on all streaming platforms
    -Pre-orders open for vinyl version of full album
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    -Full digital album available on all streaming platforms

    -Full vinyl album available

    Includes digital pre-order of Critical Response. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases January 6, 2023
    item ships out on or around April 1, 2023

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What it's about: life’s ways of reminding you that you will receive physical and emotional pain


Bloody knuckles
Beaten down
Pick myself up off the ground
Rise and shine
Fell one more time
Too much on my mind
Mom is god
Dad is dead
Just enough to fuck with my head
Mom is god
Dad is dead
Just enough to fuck with my head

Flesh wounds
Showing up like a bruise
Flesh wounds
On the inside of you
Flesh wounds
I got one or two, one or two
Flesh wounds

Remind myself I have to crawl
Stand tall through it all
Empty bag and
Never feeling bad
About the times I've had

I scrape my knees
Make them bleed
For the sake of pain
Paper cut what the fuck
Head first into love


Awe man, do you have any Band-aids?
I don't know if my blood will coagulate
My skin my scabs are starting to break
Oh, this fucking hurts

My gut is sprained
Left alone
By my friends
In the end
Who am I?
Look in my eyes
Loyalty never pays

One more scar
On my heart
I cut my legs
I cut my arms
This is me
I fall apart
To show you all my pain



from Critical Response, releases January 6, 2023


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Critical Response Santa Cruz, California

A punk rock poetess who's equal parts Iggy Pop and Poly Styrene. A towering bassist whose boom is bigger than J.J. Burnel and Lemmy combined. A punk blues pulpiteer whose holy trinity is Strummer, Ramone, and Thunders. A mysterious stickman with a hardcore soul and a trash can beat. Put 'em together and what do you get? Critical Response. Sound the alarm! ... more

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