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Radium Death
LP 
Price: $22.79

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Known for the sparse, haunting qualities of his mostly solo recordings of what he refers to as 'roots-folk music,' in which his husky voice is often accompanied by little more than a banjo or acoustic guitar, William Elliott Whitmore sought to add some new pitches to his bullpen for his new ANTI- release Radium Death. 'I purposefully went into it wanting to make a little bit of a departure, sonically, using an electric guitar a little bit more and adding more instrumentation, more full-band type stuff,' says Whitmore. 'I wanted to switch it up a little bit and plug in to see what that felt like.' 'I was reading a lot about the so-called 'radium girls' of the early 1900's, these assembly lines of women painting watch dials with radium to make them glow in the dark,' he says, detailing how the workers would lick the tips of their paintbrushes to get them pointy while dipping them repeatedly into the chemical substance before it was known to be dangerous. 'So, in my mind 'radium death' came to represent something that you're told is good for you-maybe by a higher power-but really is killing you. It represents those lies that are told, and how we can protect ourselves against them.' The songs assembled, while not a concept album, present a cohesive look into those recurring Whitmore themes of respect, protection, sustenance and survival.

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Title: Radium Death
Genre: Rock
Artist(s): William Elliott Whitmore
Label: Anti
Attributes: Digital Download Card
Release Date: 3/31/2015
Product Type: LP
UPC: 045778738212
Item #: 1469978X

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