All Techniques Radio

by The Burning Dirty Band

A choose-your-own-adventure playlist featuring 15 tracks from Virginia quartet The Burning Dirty Band. This album features the band experimenting with a wide variety of styles and sounds: Rock, Electronica, Punk, Post-Rock, Improv, Beat Loops, and Folk.
  • 01:10 Download All Techniques Theme
  • 04:31 Download Are We Rolling?
  • 00:37 Download Moosejaw to Altoona
  • 04:44 Download Lyrics Straight Lines

    There's a whisper and a shotgun lying in bed 
    So wrap your heart up in your sheets and surrender the dead 
    Nine muses sing follow me 
    To where freedom is a curse and sleep is a gift 

    You want to wake up where waves turn the salt into sand 
    Where the moon touches the ocean and dies in your hands 
    The Siren's daughters agree 
    The tides, your tears, and the sea 

    But that is trick 
    And you want to know what to believe 
    Believe this is the best of all times 
    And time is just as good as it gets 
    I'll give into you straight lines 

    It's my one best guess what makes me tick 
    It's my one best guess, my mother's gift 
    It's my one... life 
    It's my one... 

    But it's probably a trick 
    And you want to know how to feel 
    Feel for every peace you can find 
    Because fine is good enough for me 
    And you want to know what to believe 
    Believe this is the best of all times 
    When there's nothing left to regret 
    I'll give into you straight lines 

    Tie my hands tightly, leaves and vines 
    Bind the spring until the minutes unwind 
    Out of sequence, anti-clockwise 
    Unafraid, I finally made up my mind 

    It's my one best guess 
    It's my one best guess 
    As good as it gets

  • 03:00 Download J'zargo
  • 00:48 Download Gorgeous Soul
  • 03:33 Download Lyrics Bet

    Make a bet with me 
    And I'll make a bet with you 
    A little guessing game 
    It's all worth the same in the end 
    We sat like gentle kings 
    The table stacked and drinks in hand 
    We have everything, we could, ever want 

    What the wager was 
    Death between cousins and the fate of all man 
    No restrictions made 
    The cards were dealt before we played 
    We never had a chance 
    Our time is spent arguing like little kids 
    Instead of thinking over everything we say 
    And when it ends 
    It all depends on selfishness 
    Eating up every drop of heart in the land 
    It's so insane to keep eating after you've bitten your plate 

    I'm coming home to see what my wager has won 
    You know it's always such a bitter thing to face 
    I get nauseous thinking about everyone I love, everyone I know 
    Lost in a grey tidal wave 
    Or a big ball of flame 
    And it's thoughts like these 
    That make me believe in something to count on 
    Something to count on, count on, count on, count on 
    I"m counting on this 
    Baby leave the lights on

  • 02:59 Download Lyrics Karma for Kicks

    You're bandana'd and you're backlit 
    Can't see your face but I see your tits 
    You wave hello to me in ink on the palm of your hand 
    Praises written on your talk box 
    Turn up the radio, your bedroom rocks 
    You want the money, the attention, all you can get 

    But I"ve seen how this plays out 
    Once before 
    Back in 1998, or maybe it was more 
    Like it was told to me when I was a kid 
    If you're gonna go hit the dog, you're gonna get bit 
    Karma for Kicks 

    You text your boyfriend on his cellphone 
    Send him a pic when you think he's alone 
    But when it's opened, he's gonna show it off to his friends 
    A revolution that was sure to come 
    You're not the same as your dad or your mom 
    Advantages and entitlements are kind of your thing 

    But I"ve seen how this plays out 
    Once before 
    Back in 1998, or maybe it was more 
    Like it was told to me when I was a kid 
    If you're gonna go hit the dog, you're gonna get bit 
    Karma for Kicks

  • 00:30 Download More Respect
  • 03:27 Download Lyrics S.O.R.

    All your friends line up 
    Two by two along the rail 
    Or a shelf beside your tv 
    Framed inside a smiling jail 
    When all the dinners are done 
    And all the car doors close 

    You've left hanging on like a Slack October Rose 
    You're left dragging on like a rake across the coals 

    Ha, ha, ha here comes the punchline 
    Waiting for the buzz to balance out 
    You swear this is the swoon of youth 
    Don't fret don't fuss don't hesitate 
    To take at face what once seemed great 
    Don't drop your faith for lack of proof 
    When all the sinning gets fun 
    And all the eyelids close 

    You're left hanging on like a Slack October Rose 
    You're left dragging on finding where our spirits froze 

    Shed the thorns and shine the vase 
    Pluck the grays I see reflecting back from my face 
    Turn the tap and coax what you care to lose 
    Drench those blues 

    You've left hanging on like a Slack October Rose 
    You're left dragging on like a rake across the coals 
    You're left hanging on like a Slack October Rose 
    You're left dragging on finding where our spirits froze

  • 03:30 Download Lyrics Polyamorous

    She said she's leaving 
    And this time I can be sure 
    I said to her before you go 
    Have I been displaced 
    We pressed our bodies 
    In the doorway between our homes 
    Words turned into smoke 
    A cork beside a note 
    Red legs running down the globe 

    Polyamorous, Polyamorous, Polyamorous Girl 
    No, no more Polyamorous, Polyamorous, Polyamorous Girl 
    And she won't be back by nine 
    And she won't be back to squeeze and drug me 
    Don't ever say you love me again 
    Never again,Ever again

  • 03:45 Download Settled
  • 00:29 Download Traffic by Tyrone
  • 03:32 Download You Win
  • 07:57 Download ...and then crickets.

Red Velvet

by The Burning Dirty Band

Released 2015
Released 2015
A variety platter of ego and imagination ranging from psychedelic noise rock to piano-driven pop waltzes. Omnivorous, subversive, and fashionably late. Limited edition vinyl LP comes with digital download code enclosed!
NOTES
So you'd like to learn more about Burning Dirty's fifth album "Red Velvet"? The eight songs on this rock album are pure ego and imagination, hopes and dreams, crammed into a sonic cannon and blasted onto gooey black vinyl.

This record has it all: knives, guns, explosions, heroes, villains, creeps, scientists, surrealism, deities, paranoia, sex‚Ķ The usual 21st Century concerns. Presented in glorious, crackling analog with special guest appearances by Sylvia Plath, Dwight Eisenhower, George …
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Tires

by The Burning Dirty Band

Released 2014
Released 2014
A multi-part piano-led rock waltz about leaving a younger version of yourself in the rearview mirror. Destination to be determined. Recommended for fans of mid 70's David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Wilco, and Built to Spill.
NOTES
Tires

I sold the last jewelry to tourists who didn't have a clue
I locked the door for the last time, the auction: through
We lessened our memory's burden, we hide from the truth
Recessed in the back of our mind, we keep safe the proof

So I hit the road
With tires screaming
So effortlessly
The rearview mirror

Riding at break-neck, I kissed every apex, the locals impressed with my speed
I fight inspiration …
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Goodbye Dominion

by The Burning Dirty Band

Released 2007
Released 2007
Smartly arranged blues-tinged indie rock dappled with psychedelic shimmers, raw lo-fi soul, and simmering, spacious anthemic power.
NOTES
Goodbye Dominion is the defining Burning Dirty Band album. Smartly arranged, blues-tinged indie rock is dappled with psychedelic shimmers, raw lo-fi soul, and simmering, spacious anthemic power. Fans of Spoon, Wilco, David Bowie, The Band, and The Beatles will find plenty to like.

Longtime collaborator Steve West (Pavement; Silver Jews; Marble Valley) again lends his talents behind the boards as the BDB explores a newfound minimal efficiency and darker moods than on previous efforts. Sparse, …
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17 Year Sun

by The Burning Dirty Band

Released 2004
Released 2004
An ice cream store for your brain- Ambitious "Abbey Road"-style melodicism, left-of-center indie explorations, and confident rock thump.
NOTES
"17 Year Sun" has risen. The Burning Dirty Band's second full-length album will be the most surprising disc you'll hear all year.

What exactly is the 17 Year Sun? We say it's a blend of cicadas, impermanence, and moments of unexplainable clarity. The sonic inquisitiveness and diverse tastes of the BDB are fully realized in this sophomore studio effort. Shimmering fluorishes of guitar and keys mingle amicably with nimbly-stepping bass tones and rootsy, swaggering drum rhythms. The …
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Caught

by The Burning Dirty Band

Released 2002
Released 2002
Rock and roll with extra gravy: garage-marinated mutant blues, rollicking roots groove, and forward-thinking indie quirkiness.
NOTES
We are the Burning Dirty Band, a four-piece collective of musical conspirators from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Our sound blends garage-marinated mutant blues, rollicking roots groove, and forward-thinking indie quirkiness. The BDB play Rock and Roll with a "wildly original approach to their muse... full of inspired instrumentation and raw fury" according to An Honest Tune magazine.

Our debut full-length album, "Caught", was recorded in the summer of 2002 with Steve West (Pavement, Marble Valley). …
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