On Our Shelves Now
Ryan Kent and Brett Lloyd played shows together in different unknown bands, each as the respective vocalist. They got along well, and wrote many words that were often shouted over microphones more than they were read. However, contrary to typical next steps musician pals take, they didn't end up collaborating musically. Instead, they co-opted the idea to release split books together--one half dedicated to Brett, the other half dedicated to Ryan--just like two underground bands joining forces to release split 7-inches...and, henceforth, Dead Books was born. Some Of Us Love You is the second volume of a three-part Dead Books split release series by Brett Lloyd and Ryan Kent, featuring short- and long-form works that are not to be mistaken for flowery, poetic musings. This isn't Percy Shelley. This isn't Dylan Thomas. This isn't anything you can put in a vase and display on a dinner table in front of guests. This is a book meant to be read at night, as you feel like garbage, in need of something to bring it all full circle.