Boy Gangsters

by The Ludvico Treatment

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2-track single of non-album tracks Boy Gangsters and Signal Red. Parts recorded sporadically between 2007 and 2012. Memory is slightly fuzzy.


released July 31, 2012

Design & artwork by Alexis Young (
Music and lyrics by Veenendaal/Kennard.

Recorded at Chatham Sound & The Garage Recording, Vancouver and Studio Claremont, Montreal.

Drums on Signal Red recorded with the gracious help of Steve Hanker.

Mixed and mastered at Studio Claremont by Adam Vee, July 2012.



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Track Name: Boy Gangsters
Boy gangsters come at night
All patron saints of structure fires
I know the difference
I know the fate their hearts desire

Come snatch our children,
Ever deftly, while our grief is spent
These shadows harbour devils
Homes that guard all men repentant
Track Name: Signal Red
scabs hang like shreds
of wasted words -
each bitter breath
leads to the last

please caress

minutes delay the passing hours
that bleed to fade
no wanton pleasures left
to ease their pains
here in this hole the dark
recalls itself
i need it - i need it

to save the weak
to break the strong
the violence feels
the ends undone

give graciously
or not at all.
etch living words
that can only fail.

please caress