Desperate Living

Release date
7 Jan 2014
Running length
9 tracks
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2 Science Police 3:47 16,118
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4 Between the Trees 3:51 14,695
5 Golden Mummy Golden Bird 4:42 15,097
6 Lord Gold Wand of Unyielding 2:28 8,077
7 Big Business 4:53 12,091
8 Rape Escape 7:09 11,353
9 Arrive 4:11 14,231

About this album

Inspired by the John Waters movie and living at the top when you’re at the fucking bottom. Clearly our best album. Produced, Engineered, Mixed by the FUCKING MASTER Noah Shain in West Hollywood and Hollywood for siiiiix weeks biiitch. Artwork by us, and you should look at it. Guest piano by the world famous Valentina Lisitsa. Guest vocals and production by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu.

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  • aaron1591

    this album is badass

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • brestcore

    lol 2014 :D

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • forsaken_gaben

    "Release date - 7 Jan 2014" Go home you're drunk again

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • TamaTheOriginal

    HtB's fourth album is their most easy-access so far, with powerful songs and headbanging nintendocore riffs.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • The_Codfather

    I fear this album will never receive the attention it deserves.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • we_r_beautiful

    Best Nintendocore album.

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Mechayoshi

    great stuff

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    the only shitty aspect of this album is that Dash wasn't on it. It almost sounds like they turned the guitar and keys up over any kinda bass. Otherwise this is the peak of Htb's greatness.

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • rustedempire

    best frontcover ever

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Lucky_Lungz

    This is seriously one of the greatest albums I've ever listened to. So many layers of pure fucking beauty, love, tragedy... fuck. Its unforgivable to write off this band as a 'joke' after this album.

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Jorgetime

    worst frontcover ever

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • themagicalx1

    You're looking through garbage the wealth and filth.. of our dreams.

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Chaosweaver144

    their best. [2] I have nothing original to say.

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • DarknessOverAll

    insane [2]

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Kraller

    wtf are you talking about sgt_baker? The blips and blops are almost never in focus on this album. You probably don't like the album because its their least nintendocore album

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Sgt_Baker

    I think I'm the only person who doesn't like this one as much as the rest of their discography. This is probably their most nintendocore album, with more bloops and the samples, but at first they rejected the nintendocore label. Now they are embracing it? I'm not saying that they sold out but I think they are heading in the wrong direction. While it is a "better" album it just doesn't do it for me in the way that R Borlax or the Mechanical Hand does.

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • conditionals

    The Earth Tour 6 DVD documentary describes the genesis of this album. It was already my favourite H the b album, but after watching that... fuck, you see first hand the changes in their lives that lead to making 'Desperate Living'. Plus, you get to see them hang with Big Business, live at the top while they're at the fucking bottom, obsess over "science and technology" and "arrive" at each new country. All that shit turned into gold in the studio. There's also a rape escape, from the same scene as this photo.

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • NanNanTheMan

    their best.

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • colocower

    this is what i was looking for all my fucking life!!!

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • AcidGnom3

    Nice album! Shapeshift,The Failure Of All Things, Arrive <3<3<3 !

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
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