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Lost Dog Street Band Issues the Ultimate Last Call With "War Inside of Me" (premiere)

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Kentucky duo with strong ties to punk and metal communities, Lost Dog Street Band offers a heartfelt and eye-opening glimpse at battling addiction.

Lost Dog Street Band return with their fifth album, Weight of a Trigger, via Anti-Corporate Music on 29 March. The album may be ordered in digital format or in physical form. In advance of the release the duo has issued the track, "War Inside of Me", which speaks to guitarist/vocalist and primary songwriter Benjamin Tod's battles with addiction. (Joining Tod on fiddle and vocals is Ashley Mae.)

"I wrote that song when I was getting into my recovery," he says. "The feeling is like being on top of a fence with the darkness behind you, and what your life could be in front of you. The song explains that process between heaven and hell; truth gets us to heaven, and deceit will get us to hell."

The song is direct and simple, the kind of thing one could imagine the duo playing at last call in some hazy dive bar. Although in truth, it's an ultimate last call song, one that speaks to the internal struggles and self-decay that often accompany addiction. Buoyed by memorable, heartfelt fiddle lines and harmonies, the tune speaks to the reasons why Lost Dog Street Band has gained a rabid following in its relatively short, happy life.

Now rounded out by bassist Jeff Loops (Deep Chatham), Lost Dog Street Band take to the road in support of Weight of a Trigger this spring.


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