Uncle Lucius “Civilized Anxiety” – Welcome back, Uncle

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You’ll recall long time reader that we’re quite keen on Uncle Lucius, keen enough to wonder whatever happened to them.  Well, as today’s song illustrates after several years on hiatus, Uncle Lucius are back again with a new album ‘Like It’s The Last One Left’, out December 8th on Boo Clap Records/Thirty Tigers.  ‘Civilized Anxiety‘ casts an eye over the early 21st century anxiety inducing concrete jungle with “too many people With too many places to be.”  Anyone else detect just a hint of The Kinks on this one?  That’s not a bad thing.

Civilized Anxiety‘ was written by Uncle Lucius co-founder and original bassist Hal Jon Vorpahl, who now serves as the band’s producer and unofficial seventh member.  He explains that “‘Civilized Anxiety’ was written about feeling the pressure of overpopulation and the experience of that pressure sometimes being too much to take.  I wrote the song after having an experience like this in a packed grocery store very early post-pandemic. Fighting for a parking spot, fighting for a grocery cart, fighting to get down the aisle for some oatmeal… it all became way too much, way too fast. I left my cart in the middle of the aisle, went home to grab the dog, and headed out to the middle of nowhere East Texas for a couple of weeks.”

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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