Those Poor Bastards

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Those Poor Bastards play miserable and primitive old-time gothic country music. Lonesome Wyatt (guitar, vocals) and The Minister (banjo, bass, etc) are both legally certified holiness preachers. If you're looking for slick, overproduced, commercial songs, you'd better cover your delicate little ears. Those Poor Bastards play it raw and they play it mean. Be a pal and support independent anti corporate country music.

Tribulation Recording Company proudly presents its first ever album-novel set! The book (sold separately) is entitled "The Terrible Tale of Edgar Switchblade," and tells the story of a religiously obsessed and mentally disturbed bounty hunter born with cloven hooves. Together with his faithful horse Old Red, they befriend and destroy werewolves, ghosts, prostitutes and other strange creatures.

The accompanying album, "Behold The Abyss," explores the themes of the novel and expands upon several key events. The instrumentation is sparse, broken and filled right up to the brim with misery and ugliness.

When combined, the book and album present a brutal and hopeless picture of humankind's lonely pursuit of spiritual and earthly desires.

Release date September 11, 2012.

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2005.10.27 - Country Bullshit EP
2005.11.22 - Songs of Desperation
2007.02.22 - Hellfire Hymns
2008.03.11 - The Plague
2008.10.31 - Satan Is Watching
2009.10.31 - Abominations EP
2009.10.31 - Black Dog Yodel 7" (w/ Skelton)
2010.06.15 - Gospel Haunted
2010.06.15 - Gospel Outtakes 7"
2011.07.26 - Is This Hell? 7"
2012.09.11 - Behold the Abyss

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  • CyberMusicLover

    Those Poor Bastards are amazing! I love them!

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • heart_of_a_lion Wyatt describes the new TPB album a little bit in this interview. I'm excited!

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • grinningmalice

    Also i have not read the terrible tale of edward switchblade yet, but I think the album stands just fine on it's own. When I do read it, and I will, I imagine it will only add to it, not "one can not enjoy one without the other" bullshit.

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • grinningmalice

    Before Sept. 11, I remember thinking "They are the greatest band in the world, but there is no way they can keep it up, this must be the album they start to loose it." Happy to say I was completely wrong. After a few listens I think it is not quite up to The Plague or Gospel Haunted (my personal fav.) but will be remembered as a damn fine album and worthy of being counted among their best.

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Horse_Deceased

    My Beautiful Knife, Phantom Pool, He of Cloven Hoof are definitely my least favorites. My Beautiful Knife has at least a great vocal melody.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • itsmysandwich

    Everything is Temporary, Your Faith Shall be Tested, Beautiful Knife, Phantom Pool, He of Cloven Hoof, Thee End, Robe of Scarlet Thread - the album is damn solid. So many fantastic tracks and it gets better with each listen.

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Dustache

    Okay, perhaps my words were a little too harsh. The album gets better with every listen. A Robe of Scarlet Thread is the greatest, I claim.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Dustache

    Well.. the new album is a huge let down. There are only a couple good songs, the rest is so so. The whole thing sounds too much Heartsick + Gospel Haunted, lacks a sound of its own. The lyrics aren't as clever as in previous albums, music is overdone. It's a good album, but nothing marvelous.

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • GoatSerpent

    I expect you folks to give feedback on the album as well as the book... And "A Lovely Coffin" is one of my favorites off Sabella as well! Along with "Shelter".

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • InspMalone

    "A Lovely Coffin" one of my all time favourite songs!

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • GoatSerpent

    I finally updated this shit. Is it September 11th yet???

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
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  • Dustache

    let's vote this up

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Dustache

    If the world was just, Lonesome Wyatt would already be a legend.

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • hexcrasher

    I can't believe this group doesn't have more people by now.

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • heart_of_a_lion

    \/ \/ Got mine yesterday. Brilliance.

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • GoatSerpent

    "Heartsick" is incredible! Got it in the mail today and haven't turned it off yet. Anyone else get theirs?

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • heart_of_a_lion

    Oh wealth is death and greed is endless We poor folks gotta rise up and end this I'm talking guns, I'm talking knives I'm talking unforgivable crimes If we stay meek the end will come Our ghosts will burn up In the motherfucking sun ...I think "Forever Poor" is my new favorite Those Poor Bastards tune, period. Lonesome Wyatt really conjured up some demons with this one.

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • heart_of_a_lion

    Lol, I went dyslexic and called it "This Is Hell?". Fail. Anywho, got mine Saturday. Forever Poor is the stand-out track to me, much like Nightmare World was on Abominations. And now I must wait 17 more hours to redeem my mp3 downloads...

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • GoatSerpent

    Got my copy of "Is This Hell?" the other day. Awesome piece of plastic!

    23 Jul 2011 Reply
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