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Prison - Upstate

€46,95
Gnarled bluesy rock and roll jams from behind the bars...
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Roll the tape! Roll whatever you got, if you got ‘em! Rock and roll! It’s time to take a trip to Prison. You ready to go Upstate?

Nah...you’re not. Unless...are you ready to set yourself free, no matter what the consequences? Cause if you are, then yeah, you’re ready to party with Prison.

Straight outta Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City, USA, THE WORLD, Prison is a state of mind, an experience, a loose collective, a band, a jam band and a bunch of psychedelic dudes who aren’t your average bunch of jambanders. All that, all at once, ALL THE TIME. You get what you’re dealing with
here?

No...you don’t. The only way to REALLY get it is to go to Prison -– and if you’re not from greater NYC and haven’t showed at any of the shows, here’s your best bet: their breakout album, Upstate. And whatta breakout! So high, you can’t get under it; so wide, you can’t get over it! How wide? Every song has two titles, that’s how wide. And almost everybody sings, like, all the time. That wide.

Sure, you can break down the numbers -– five guys, five songs and four sides of vinyl in one gatefold sleeve -– but that won’t get you Upstate, either. Prison is the sound of everybody in the room figuring out where to go, individually and collectively. As they go through it, the meaning changes, the destination changes, the words mean something different. It’s meaning and no meaning, rising and falling, sinking and flying on the back of something massive cacophonized by three guitars, four vocals, a bass and drums. A lot of information bouncing around and enough time to really get you out of yourself! Take a look at the titles: each one a dichotomous inquest that the assembled Prison-ers march upon with fervor, glee, vengeance -– a whole spectrum of feels and perspectives woven into the jam for you to see.

This’ll take you places!

The Prison population changes with the seasons, and during the season this album was recorded, Sarim Al-Rawi, Mike Fellows, Sam Jayne, Matt Lilly and Paul Major were in Prison. Sarim you might know from Liquor Store, Mike’s made a bunch of scenes and records as Mighty Flashlight, Sam, who passed away in 2020 (R.I.P., brother) was in Love as Laughter –- and Paul Major you know from Endless Boogie, who Matt had roadied for -– and despite being “just a skateboarder who loves music” with no previous experience on the drums, he and Sarim inaugurated the Prison experience, like, seven years ago. Since then, it just fell together and it keeps doing so. A free thing called Prison.

Just go for it! Follow the signs, listen up, have fun. That’s how Prison got Upstate.
Tracklisting

1. Hold The Building Up/The Prison Within 15:46
2. Hold 'Em Up/Comin' Down On Me
3. Low Hangin' Disco Ball/So Alone
4. I Always Get What I Want/Playin' Pool With The Planets
5. Destroy/Cookin' With Heat

Released 25th August 2023

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Prison - Upstate

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