“Labor Leisure” By Stuck
Stuck will release their new EP, Content That Makes You Feel Good, on August 13th via Exploding In Sound Records (Ovlov, Floatie, Pile). The band is comprised of Greg Obis, Tim Green, David Algrim, and Donny Walsh. They will celebrate the release of Content That Makes You Feel Good on August 13th at Chicago’s Empty Bottle with Floatie and Negative Scanner.
Greg Obis from Stuck on “‘Labor Leisure”:
is about the dissolving boundaries between work life and home life. As we are constantly reminded about how we can optimize our productivity, our diet, our free time etc, we internalize that “hustle mindset” and it negatively reflects in our personal lives. Often it can make what we do for fun feel like a task.
I particularly struggle with maintaining these boundaries between work and play, and it can suck the joy out of my free time. As an audio engineer, it is my job to be critical, and as a result I can become harsh and judgmental towards things as simple as playing a video game, reading a book, making dinner. I think a lot of people probably feel this right now as folks continue to work from home on top of the other ways our personal and work lives become intertwined.
This song isn’t the only one on the EP to touch on neo-feudalism; that work life and home life are becoming the same thing. When that happens, work becomes inescapable, and you don’t actually have the freedoms that capitalism promises you.”
Content That Makes You Feel Good
Exploding In Sound Records
1. Labor Leisure
2. City of Police
3. Serf The Web
4. White Lie
5. Playpen of Dissent
Pre-order Content That Makes You Feel Good by Stuck HERE
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