Album Premiere : This Gift of Knives - Pink Flag

There’s an interesting history behind this full length from Durham’s Pink Flag. The “post-punk” band “driven by female energy” will release This Gift of Knivestomorrow on Negative Fun Records, and ahead of that release we’re bringing you the stream. Before you dig in and spend the rest of the day consumed by the music read up on how this album came to be.

Formed in 2007 by Betsy Shane, Jessica Caesar, and Princess Ojiaku in a storage space over a love of loud, local music and a desire to express loud feelings through the universally loved medium of skittery punk rock, the band swelled with the teeming live music scene in Durham. After two EP releases, the band went on hiatus as academia, other projects, and a focus on work encroached.

In 2011, the band invited Steve Jones to play bass for a one-off show, which turned into multiple engagements and full membership. This Gift of Knives was recorded in 2009 and 2010 in the same sessions as the King of Scene EP, but the band reserved its darker material for this shelved full-length, which after quiet circulation among friends and fans, is finally available for public consumption.