Can't Slow Down

by GRAVELTOOTH

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With their debut full-length album Can’t Slow Down, Graveltooth managed to capture lightning in a bottle as they balanced their talent as songwriters alongside the instrumental prowess and rock and roll attitude that has made them such an explosive live act. Chris “Frenchie” Smith, the Austin-based producer known for his work with acts like Built to Spill, The Toadies, Meat Puppets and a slew of local favorites, was the perfect pick to help Graveltooth harness their energy in the studio and the chemistry meant they were able to cut the album in just six days.

“We knew exactly what we wanted to do. We're trying to tap into that main vein of rock and roll attitude, so it felt right to do it quick and dirty and do it with a guy who knows how to make a rock and roll record. He did his homework and we did ours,” says Evan Bozarth.

The attitude of the music also comes from the songwriting, which is mainly helmed by guitarist Curtis Pierce who drew from his working class roots for lyrical inspiration. “There are moments of happiness and euphoria and moments of struggle. I'm a blue collar guy and this life isn't always going to be easy and you gotta struggle sometimes...these songs reflect the ups and downs of that lifestyle.”

You can hear these ups and downs in the pacing of the record, which jumps seamlessly from a place of confidence and rock and roll swagger on songs like the funky “Baby Love”, “Can’t Slow Down”, and “Dirty Little Secret”, to vulnerability and insecurity on songs like “Bottom of the Bottle” and the potent album closer “Every Good Woman”. Playing off both of those perspectives gives the record an ebb and a flow and a sort of humanity that ties all the songs together.

Graveltooth’s reputation in Austin is firmly established, and with the release of Can’t Slow Down they share their distinct, Hudson Bend-influenced sound with old fans and new around the country. Let’s just hope the rest of the U.S. is as ready as Austin to take a rock and roll trip with Graveltooth.

GRAVELTOOTH is:
Curtis Pierce - Guitar, Vocals
Cameron Cummings - Guitar, Vocals
Dustin Bozarth - Keyboards, Vocals
Evan Bozarth - Bass, Vocals
Keith Laudieri - Drums, Vocals

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released July 6, 2018

Recrded at The Bubble - Austin, TX
Produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith
Recorded by Frenchie, Jas Nowicki, Christopher Messina
Mixed by Frenchie and Christopher Messina
Mastered by Alex Lyon for Bubble Mastering - Austin, TX

Packaging Design by Evan Bozarth of AIRSHP
Photography by Rahm Carrington

Vinyl mastering & Laquer cutting by Welcome to 1979
Vinyl Manufactured by Gold Rush Vinyl - Austin, TX

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Track Name: American Dream
Don't give me nothing that your gonna want back
Don't jump a train while it's rolling down the track
Don't give up on dreams just cause you ain't seen nothing yet
It's hard to get work done if you won't break a sweat

I'll be the king of the world one day when I can afford the American dream
And I won't be on time and I won't wait in line, cause I'm American mean

Working all the time and wear your fingers to the bone
Another thirty years until your gonna be done
Drink too much and try to make a little love
Another wars around the corner gonna raise the taxes up

I'll be the king of the world one day when I can afford the American dream
And I won't be on time and I won't wait in line, cause I'm American mean

Move into the suburbs and find yourself a home
Another thirty years you pay off your student loans
Competition with your friends to see who does the best
You know we're making history forget about the rest

I'll be the king of the world one day when I can afford the American dream
And I won't be on time and I won't wait in line, cause I'm American mean

It's the American dream
It's the American dream
It's the American dream
It's the American dream
It's the American dream
It's the American dream
It's the American dream
It's the American dream
Track Name: Carpenter's Son
Hillbilly
Head banger
Rock n roller
Gunslinger
Honky-tonking
Shit kicker
Smooth talking
City slicker

We’re all here but not all on the level
I've come to the conclusion we can't all be special

Now I'm a wild man
Yesum I'm a brute
I was a problem child man
Back in my youth
Daddy always told me
When my brain got to tickin’
Boy you better watch out now
You could sho use a whippin’

Jack of all trades and; master of none
It's just the way it is when, You’re the carpenter’s son

Now I'm working everyday
I leave it all on the job
I swing a hammer, banging nails
Until my elbow throbs
Sweat soaked
Sucking on sawdust
Carving my own path
Reckless and lawless

Jack of all trades and; master of none
It's just the way it is when, You’re the carpenter’s son

Jack of all trades and; master of none
It's just the way it is when, You’re the carpenter’s son
Track Name: Can't Slow Down
I got that rock n roll baby and it’s in my soul, yeah
It’s been the same damn way since i was ten years old, yeah
And ever since i picked it up you know i cant put it down yeah
You know i’m out on the dance floor and i’m scootin around, yeah

No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe
No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe

You know them country boys play them hillbilly songs
You know i might sit back and i might sing along
But when them blues brothers play them electric guitars, yeah
You know i’m out on the dance floor and i’m scootin around, yeah

No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe
No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe
No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe
No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe
Track Name: Walk With the Devil
Well I'm just here to light one up,and lean back
Baby won't you tell me what to do to help you relax
I'm just here tonight, tonight to get my scene back
And maybe let you listen to a little of my feedback
I wake up, and turn the page
But every single day I've ever seen seems to remain the same
It's like the pages in the book are stuck to one another
OH me, oh my, oh brother

What if I told you I walked with the devil today
And the devil told me boy this world's gonna end someday
So I stood up and I said Mr devil why you trying to be my friend

La, da, da da, da
Walk with the devil

Oh man, what's the plan?
Won't you let me lay it out for you so you can understand
I'm just here tonight, tonight for one reason
I'm just here tonight, tonight, to make friends
Look at you out there spinning around in the rain
You do that hard enough your bound to go insane
Yeah you do it good enough you cause damage to your brain
I said it once and I'll say it again

What if I told you I walked with the devil today
And the devil told me boy this world's gonna end someday
So I stood up and I said Mr devil why you trying to be my friend
Track Name: Bottom of the Bottle
I take my time
Try to unwind
I drink myself blind
I do it all the time
Day by day
I wish it all away
I know it's not okay
No matter what I say

At the bottom of the bottle I harass myself, and I wonder if I'll ever be free
Way down at the bottom I ask myself, How the hell I let it happen to me

It's a pitiful sin
The same old glass again
I just throw one back and grin
This one's for you my friend
A hard day’s work
Works up a hell of a thirst
It's like a goddamn curse
I guess it could be worse

At the bottom of the bottle I harass myself, and I wonder if I'll ever be free
Way down at the bottom I ask myself, How the hell I let it happen to me

I can never be free, I can never be free
I can never be free, I can never be free

I've come undone my head it twisting
Out in the sun, it's gone down, my head is twisting
I've come undone my head it twisting
Out in the sun, it's gone down, my head is twisting

I can never be free, I can never be free
I can never be free, I can never be free
Track Name: Bad Man
I'm not a bad man, It’s just a little part of me
No I'm not a bad man, Its just part my personality
I'm only evil on the inside, I'm just right on the outside
I'm only evil on the inside, Just right on the outside

Look at the bad man, Down inside of me
Take a look at the bad man, Tell me what you see
Bad man
Bad man

I'm a bad man, It’s just a little part of me
Baby I'm a bad man, It’s just part my personality
I'm peanut butter on the inside, Hard candy on the outside
Peanut butter on the inside, Hard candy on the outside

Look at the bad man, Down inside of me
Take a look at the bad man, Tell me what you see
Bad man
Bad man

I don't ever wanna be what I gotta be (Don't ever wanna be it)
I don't ever wanna do what I wanna do (Don't wanna do it)
I don't ever wanna see what I gotta see (Don't ever wanna see you)
I ain't a bad man but you’re driving me to it (Driving me down)

Bad Man!
Bad Man!
Bad Man!
Bad Man!
Track Name: Framing Man
I'm a framing man
I'm a framing man
I got a gun in my hand
And I’m a study the plans
Cause I'm a framing man

If I go out on my own
I won't be alone for long
I'll have a crew of my own
And we'll be setting the tone
If I go out on my own

I'm a hot sweat dripping, I'm a hot sweat dripping, on a hard days work
I'm a hot sweat dripping, I'm a hot sweat dripping, on a hard days work

And It's a crying shame
Oh it's a crying shame
I got you to blame
You'll be crying my name
Yeah it's a crying shame

It's a hot sweat dripping, it's a hot sweat dripping on a cold cold night
I'm a hot sweat dripping, I'm a hot sweat dripping on a cold cold night

And when the wrong thing starts to feel right
Run away into the night
And if the right thing starts to feel wrong
I guess it's time to be moving on,on,on
And when the wrong thing starts to feel right
Run away into the night
And if the right thing starts to feel wrong
I guess it's time to be moving on
Track Name: Dirty Little Secret
I think your dirty wearing marks of the beast
You say it doesn't scare you cause you don't believe
You think I'm weak because I roll my eyes and talk about it
I think your beautiful, your evil is beautiful
I Want to tattoo cover my skin
I want to pull my teeth and paint my eyes
I don't wonder if I'm doing anything wrong
I am a prisoner surviving on lies

I am the one with the dirty little secret
I am American I do what I like
I am the one with my fingers in the jelly
I'm just a freak take a look in my eyes

Go tell your government the two party system doesn't work
Fuck republicans and the Democrats are even worse
Throw out your television throw out the newspapers fuck the evil tyranny and fight the evil tyranny and
I wanna do it, I wanna do it
I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it

I am the one with the dirty little secret
I am American I do what I like
I am the one with my fingers in the jelly
I'm just a freak take a look in my eyes

I'm the one, I'm the one
I'm the one, I'm the one
I'm just a freak, I'm just a freak
I'm just a freak, I'm just a freak
Track Name: Baby Love
There you are
When i wake up
Just another day
With my baby love
When you asked me
Which one was she
You know I’d tell you that’s my baby love

You're a shining star
Shining bright in the night sky
Who you are
You’re my baby with the alibi
When you told me
This love ain’t free
You know I’d pay for my baby love

There you go
Yeah you’re doing that thing again
Truth be told
I’m fighting feelings and I can’t pretend
When you told me
That this love ain’t free
Guess I’m a fool for my baby love

You’re my baby love
Got that alibi
Won’t you gimme little kiss
When you’re walking by
Track Name: Red
Red trucks, driving down the road
Red shoes, on my swollen red toes
Red necks, chewing on red man
A red gun, caught in a red hand
A red head, once read my mind
Said one day, that you go blind
I said that's alright, Cause all I see is red

All I see is red
All I see is red
All I see is red
All I see is red
All I see is red
All I see is red
Red, red, red
One day I'll bee dead, yeah

Red signs
Telling me where to go
Red wine
Making me slow
Red, red, red
One say I'll be dead, yeah
Track Name: Every Good Woman
I'm tired and I'm dirty and my heart is broken
My head is twisted up I'm about to start chain smoking
My heart is always beating but I still feel dead
I just take another breath and try to make it to the end

Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.

I'm sorry that I left but I felt I had to go
Now I'm feeling weary and u wanna come home
I wish I was stronger I'd wear my heart on my sleeve
But I can't convince myself of what I want to believe

Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.

And I just couldn't do the one thing you needed
And I just couldn't understand all them feelings
I threw our hearts to the ground now they're bleeding, yeah there bleeding
Now I'm leaving

Now these little tiny grains of what appears to salt
Are filling up the jar and now I think it's my fault
I think about your hair and your skin and your smell
I think about your heart and how it hurts like hell

Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.
Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.