Pull The Plug

by The Bloodtypes

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ACHTUNG! Are you unsure whether to turn your TV on or off? Are you confused about modern love? Not sure whether you should confess your S/M leanings to your conservative grandmother? Are you dealing with a boyfriend drifting in outer space? Should you kill, or should you love the space mutants, who recently showed up on your doorstep?

Fear not, rockers – the incredible Bloodtypes have returned, and they’ve brought you all the answers! On their staggering sophomore album “Pull The Plug”, the PDX-four-piece unapologetically mixes hard-charging punk, synth-driven new-wave, garage, hardcore, dance and even prog elements as only they can! It’s like the Bloodtypes took the best of BLONDIE, BUZZCOCKS, REZILLOS, MINOR THREAT, EPOXIES, and DEAD MOON, stuffed it all in a supercollider, smashed it to a bloody pulp and then condensed the results into 12 sizzling cuts that will leave you both wiser and rocked to your maximum satisfaction!!!

Only fools would fail to buy this record. You’re not a fool, are you?
Well, are you???

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released December 17, 2015

All songs written by the Bloodtypes.
All songs recorded and mixed by Jesse Sutherland @ Minimum Wage Studios (Portland, OR).
Photos by Jack Baikoff Photography.
Artwork by Matt and Ryan Daby.

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In the US, this record is released on:
Bomb Pop Records (LP & CD)
www.bombpoprecords.com

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The searing wave-punk phenomenon straight from the heart of the dripping Northwest has a beat you can't live without. Whatever type you are - the Bloodtypes are just your type!

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Track Name: Beat Me
They said it wasn’t gonna work
They said because they felt disturbed
They said far too many words
The things they said were so absurd

I hear the word all over town
They think that they can bring us down
They think their morals must apply
But I can’t see a reason why

Oh my love, they just don’t understand
They just can't comprehend
That I beat you
And you beat me
They just don’t understand

Our love is just for you and I
Who says it’s not has told a lie
When all is done you’re still my guy
And who should judge the things I like?

So what if I am black and blue
Who cares at all coz so are you
Oh, people tell me what to do
When it is clear they have no clue
Track Name: Panic
1, 2 - What am I gonna do?
3, 4 - Here on the floor
5, 6 - I wanted teenage kicks
7, 8 - But now I’m in a sorry state

1, 2 - I know that it won’t do
3, 4 - Don’t know what I did it for
5, 6 - I need someone to fix
7, 8 - But now it’s much too late

Panic!

Oh, fuck, can you fix it?

Panic!

Oh, can you fix me now?
Track Name: Surveillance State
I’ve been the best that I can be
Tried to conform to society
It is clear that things got out of hand
I’ve done the research, I’ve done the math
I think I see what’s coming to pass
A program to record all our plans

I no longer believe the lies they spread
The NSA runs the government
In this surveillance state

How can I live off the grid?
When connection is my final bid
I wish I could condition my brain
We’re all seduced by chemistry
That makes us think that we are free
When every thought’s already been claimed

I no longer believe the promises
The NSA is after what we think
In this surveillance state

Lines of resistance forming in my mind
Where is the cure that I’ve tried to find?
Lines of resistance won’t be taken down
They’ve run the state into the ground
And are we so much safer now?
Stop this surveillance state
Track Name: Bored
Staring at the wall again
I just don’t understand
Why I’m so bored

There’s just too much time each day
Can’t make it go away
Coz I’m so bored
I’m so bored

Stuck in a universe
Where all things are the same
Where all things are in vain
Where time runs in reverse
Coz I’m so bored
I’m so bored
I’m gonna burn my telephone
I’m gonna cry when I’m alone
I’m gonna lose my mind
Coz I’m so bored
I’m so bored
Track Name: Going Away
Tell me, tell me, what’s your status?
Simply put, I’ve totally had it
Tell me, tell me, what are you gonna do?
Well, I’ll tell you.

I’m going away
She’s going away
Now, do you see?

I’m confused, why would you say that?
Simply put, I want my life back
You should understand
All this by now

There’s no reason you should wonder
There’s really nothing you could say or do at all
It’s true
Don't fool yourself
Don’t let your ego trick you
I must go
That’s all
It really doesn’t have to do with you
Track Name: Modern Love
All she wants is a boyfriend
And pearls and love and a mansion
She wants a baby at 38
She wants to have it all with the next man she meets

All he wants is a girlfriend
His manic pixie dream girl
He wants his love to fix her
For good, forever and ever
But not say the words

This is modern love
No one’s playing by the rules

I’m always looking for something
To fix the sadness inside me
I believe the commercials
They say I’m just not right
When I am all alone

Why am I still feeling lonely?
When I’ve found someone to sleep with
I’m always looking for somebody else
Someone to be the one
Who will make me ok

This is modern love
No one’s playing by the rules
There is nothing left to prove
In modern love

Unspoken agreements
Free from old-fashioned norms
Now all that constrains us
Is wanting to conform

All I want is a boyfriend
And pearls and love and a mansion
I want a baby at 38
I want to have it all with the next man I meet

All I want is a girlfriend
My manic pixie dream girl
I want my love to fix her
For good, forever and ever
But not say the words

We’re all just playing by the rules
Of modern love
Track Name: Virtual Reality
In virtual reality
The world does not exist
It’s made of pixels in my mind
And they will not persist

Something’s just not right
Something about the angle of the light
They’ve put me in an altered state
They did it to keep me sedate

Pull the plug
It’s not real
They will conceal

I can’t tell right from wrong
I’m not sure if I am too far gone
The colors all seem much too bright
There’s something here that’s just not right

They’ve done it to us all
At a time no one can quite recall
Our fate is now in nameless hands
We’re headed for unchartered lands

Pull the plug
It’s not real
They will conceal
Pull the plug
It’s not real
I must reveal
Track Name: Spy
I’ve got all the right equipment
Long-range weapons, trip wires, bugs
I don’t look so very different
I am perfect for the job

My car is plain and boring
And I’m not afraid of scars
I’m ready for surveillance
I know I’ll make it far

Give me a chance
Why don’t you give me a chance?

I wanna, wanna, wanna be a spy
Looking danger in the eye
I want to be a spy
I’m not afraid to die
I want to be (she wants to be a) spy

Standing at the ready
Chomping at the bit
I can do 500 pushups*
And I can take a hit

Why won’t they call me back now?
I’ve been waiting for a while
Is it coz I’m German?
Don’t they like my style?

Paranoia – in your midst
Undercover – such a kick
Secret mission – blending in
Take me back to West Berlin

I wanna, wanna, wanna be a spy
Looking danger in the eye
I want to be a spy
I’m not afraid to die
Take me back to West Berlin

*Over an unspecified amount of time.
Track Name: Television Dreams
I wish that I could tell you
I suspect we have been framed
There’s nothing in the way of truth
Behind those glowing shapes
I think I told you everything
A million years ago
Your eyes looking right through me
Makes me think that you can’t see
When you’re dreaming your television dreams

And if one day your world has been
Blown to smithereens
Still the nuclear reactor
Powers your dreams
There’s nothing we can do
But sit and watch the plot unfold
Your eyes looking right through me
Makes me think that you can’t see
When you’re dreaming your television dreams

I think I want to
All of the things that we could do
All of the places we’d go to
And all of the things we could see
But it’s a good thing
You will never be lonely
Don’t care what’s around you
And don’t care about me

Dreaming your television dreams
Track Name: Rejected
They call me disaffected
They say I’ve got no use
It makes me feel rejected

I turn my TV off
I turn the stereo up
In their plastic world
I’ll always have enough
Things that I don’t need
And I don’t want to be

Disaffected
Rejected

And I don’t care at all
What anyone has to sell
I won’t buy a thing

I walk the streets alone
I drive in circles all night
I turn the music up
That makes me feel alright
There’s nothing here for me
And I don’t want to be

Disaffected
Rejected
Track Name: Back From Space
Here I go again
Staring at the sky and then
I wonder where you are
Amongst the stars

What’s the point in this
If we cannot even kiss?
Oh, oh, I know you’re true
But not to me and you

Are you ever coming back?

Now for all mankind
You’ve left the world behind
Will you make it through
Out there in the inky blue?

Mission cruise control
Time will take its toll
Will those chemicals
Keep you hanging on
Now you have my heart
Up there in the sky?
Will there be a time
When you will be mine, oh, mine?

Are you ever coming back?
Track Name: Space Mutants
They’ve got tentacles
They bleed green blood
When we cut them open
And slice their guts

They come from outer space
We didn’t ask
What they planned to do
Before they breathed their last

All they wanted was love
All they wanted was love
All they ever wanted
All they wanted was love

Some call it tragedy
And some rejoice
Few only know the truth
About our choice

Was it self-defense
Or was it murder
When the soldier cried
“Oh no, you won’t hurt her!”

There’s no hope for the human race
Rejecting love from outer space
There’s no hope for the human race
We’re rejecting love
From outer space