i’m not sure how this one escaped me, but scottish band butcher boy‘s debut album profit in your poetry is an understated classic, combining the bittersweet taste of glasgowian charm with the lyrical prowess of john darnielle. it was released last year on the how does it feel to be loved label, an offshoot from the well-loved bi-monthly london club nights of the same name that’s featured guest djs ranging from stuart murdoch to stephen street. butcher boy’s frontman john blain hunt has also been running club nights of his own – the national pop league which has been immortalized in camera obscura’s “knee deep at the npl”. next month, the album will be re-released in the states by red eye, so i thought i’d share with everyone my favorite song of the lp, “days like these will be the death of me”. armed with a wry bleakness even morrissey would approve, the song closes the album with a pensive dalliance that reminds me of the extended ending of blur’s “resigned”, the mood of which fits perfectly.
can’t wait for the reissue? get the album now from the HDIF store!