Featuring members of such iconic bands as Crux, The Clergy, and Empty Tomb to name just a few, Gov’t Hate Mail is a refreshing honest look at life and music and relationship with God.
Gov’t Hate Mail is from Portland, OR; a great place for amazing coffee and interesting beers. Half the band can enjoy half of what Portland offers because this band is a father-son project. Both fathers–Greg Dimick and Jim Swanson– played in bands such as Crux, Empty Tomb, The Dwellers, The Clergy, and Nicotine around the turn of the century (90’s to 00’s). In good dad fashion they did what all good dads do: they forced their kids to enjoy the same things they like to do. Thus, GHM was created (…and the kids ride mountain bikes).
GHM has played X-Fest, clubs, and house parties around the Portland area and could be coming to a run down shack near you. The punk meets 90’s rock music of Gov’t Hate Mail is mostly angry at the fact that we try to govern ourselves but don’t do it well because we’re selfish and prideful beings. We’re always trying to write our own script instead of just playing the part given to us in the Great Script. Each song is a letter to us humans who try to play god; and, in turn, hurt each other and neglect the Good.
The single ‘Follow Me Anyway’ can be downloaded for free at www.veritasvinyl.bandcamp.com
Digital will be released June 10th at pretty much any digital retailer you can think of. For those who don’t want to wait, or prefer a physical copy pre-orders are available right now at www.veritasvinyl.storenvy.com with an expected ship date of 5/20.
1. First Rage
2. Lights Off Reality
6. Cry Baby
8. Watch What You Wish For
9. Follow Me Anyway
Free Music From ‘Veritas Vinyl’, this Easter Weekend! (Empty Tomb Anthology “Eat It Like It Is”) [April 2014]