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Flesh Wounds' "Bitter Boy" b/w "Kennel Cough" and "Let Me Be Clear" 7-inch in stores May 13

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Flesh Wounds will release “Bitter Boy” b/w “Kennel Cough” and “Let Me Be Clear” on 7-inch vinyl and digital on May 13.

The Independent Weekly premiered the news with a stream of "Bitter Boy" to listen and share below. The limited-edition "Bitter Boy" b/w "Kennel Cough" and "Let Me Be Clear" 7-inch is available for pre-order now in the Merge store.

Flesh Wounds are a rock ’n’ roll band from Carrboro, NC, with Laura King on drums and Dan Kinney and Montgomery Morris on guitars.

Laura, Dan, and Montgomery began playing together in 2011 as “some semi-legit side-action for all three players,” away from their other projects. They quickly determined that the music they were making together was “doper by far” than their other bands, and Flesh Wounds became a reality. The band released a cassette on All Day Records in December of 2012 that “burned up the charts in a few zip codes,” but this single marks their first vinyl release.

The songs were recorded in two days with Wesley Wolfe at his house and at All Day Records in Carrboro. Montgomery Morris shared more details about the songs: “I made up all the words and chords, Laura made up all the drum parts, and Dan made up all the 2nd guitar parts. This is a real career-spanning collection! ‘Bitter Boy’ was the very first Flesh Wounds song, and we made that one up in December 2011. ‘Kennel Cough’ is one of the newest Flesh Wounds songs, and I think we made that one up in December 2013. ‘Let Me Be Clear’ is kind of old but not ‘Bitter Boy’ old. All three songs are about things that pissed me off, and I made up songs about them so they wouldn’t piss me off anymore. That’s kind of thematic, I guess.”

Flesh Wounds on tour:
Apr 9 Chapel Hill, NC — Night Light w/ Last Years Men, Golden Pelicans
May 9 Chapel Hill, NC — Chapel Hill Underground w/ Pipe, Wesley Wolfe
Jun 13 Baltimore, MD — The Gold Bar
Jun 21 Asheville, NC — The Odditorium