Old Friend

by Hair Puller

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Trash Fed 03:37
Rip these roots From the ground Scar the earth, strip it down Throw us aside Feed us lies, blind us Feed us trash in your mask Keep it down, wear your crown Eat us alive Feed us lies, eat us alive Sell this poison as the cure Thrown aside we have no worth Feed us all our lives Eat us, no more life Give up all your ties No more sense in life Lies, no more lies
Old Friend 02:01
Old friend I take that back You say It's not that bad How can it be clear When you won't let go How can you know When we say no The worst of us is all in you You are the worst of us Time makes all things clear Take what you want Blame who you can You are just a man Silence breeds sick fucks with no control
2000 Doubts 03:51
One eye is open The other is shut I've got the mind of a biter And the mouth of a slut Second rate Couldn't wait to run And catch a big bouquet Take a picture it might last With my mouth filled with salt I put my lips over yours Body's real mean and my heart's full of sores My bouquet is second rate She wouldn't go cause Something's wrong with house and home Give us all of your light Give us all of your life
Chores 02:03
I'll grind these teeth down These stumps, they still work I'll suffer how I can Empty I'll join these ranks Absent from this post With no intention to desert My neck's been broken But my spine still works You say we're earning something I'll guess we'll disagree AWOL I kept a small part hidden The sharpest piece of light When you burned down all these bridges I rebuilt them overnight
Waste 02:34
Waste Spit it right at the clock Waste Bitter piss, lemon rot Jesus christ How did this become my life Sacrifice, so early Waste Miscalculate Bitter brine, this lemon life Medicate When did this become my life Sacrifice, so early Waiting, wanting, needing A change to get out of this grind Sleeping, feeding A change to get out of this life Struggle in the right direction Just to break free from this life I shouldn't have to get on my knees Get back in line Beg for your time Your time is mine Wait till you're dead
Long Memory 03:52
They say we're killers That's all we've got They got it wrong Hiding in their homes Built by our own They know what's best for us High on their hill, gilded over Keep looking down on us Forcing their will Rip the joy from their lives Set the hills on fire Make those bastards pay up Deny us You sold us poison To stop our hunger So now we'll trade your blood for water We'll take it back in blood Burn this down Wear the crown Make them pay Their ashes will rest where they lie Racists, facists, kingdoms, empires It is so imperial Watch it burn, empire drowned We won't pray over your body
Oh I tried Tried to fix Fix my body But it's never good enough Never small enough Tried to eat this pile of shit From your sick and dirty hands And now I need something sweet to eat like a pig Cause I mind No I don't Want to fix Diamond thighs Give me something sweet so I can eat it like a pig
Head Down 01:56
You look the part But you don't mean it Head down, do the work And no one needs it Bought in I paid mine We see through you Why have this life Day in, day out Always without You'll never have it Look at what I got Never have it
Crooked path left behind Dry, cracked plains Starved grass sways Grey ocean Bleed against the yoke Splintered and rotten It's all they've ever known Swollen black tongues beg Chapped lips scream Drink only burns No solace Take what you can Left behind, alone Calloused hands slack Over the pass Into the flame Everyone left behind Everyone left to die Valley rise in flame The wind will carry fire, and it dries the plains Valley dries the plains No tears will drown your sorrow, and it dries the plains


Vinyl available through Nadine Records: hairpuller-nadinerecords.bandcamp.com/album/old-friend

“Old Friend” represents the breadth of what Hair Puller does: blistering barn-burners, chuggy rockers, and tense dissonant sludge all wrapped up in a chaotic and unavoidable package. Hair Puller’s debut full-length was released on vinyl November 16th, 2018 on Nadine Records and cassette on Accident Prone Records.


released November 16, 2018

All songs written by Hair Puller:
Drums/Backing Vocals - Steve Seal
Bass/Vocals - Ledena Mattox
Guitar/Vocals - Eric Leavell

Produced by Hair Puller at Husk Recording
Drum Recording co-engineered by Robert Comitz at Stop / Start
Recorded and Mixed by Eric Leavell
Mastered by Julian Silva at On Air Mastering
Cover Painting by Gabriel Taylor
Layout by Jeff Borkgren

Vinyl lacquers cut at Telegraph Audio by Amy Dragon
Manufactured at Cascade Record Pressing in Portland, OR
Back Cover Photos taken by Matthew Koroulis at Victory Lounge in Seattle, WA


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"Hair Puller is probably closest to the original blueprint [of sludge] — combining the claustrophobic noise rock of Unsane with the riffy sludge of middle-period Melvins to create a caustic cocktail of hate." ... more

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