ALBUM RELEASE: Elijah Cash’s Lonely, Hungry, & Throat Exposed, available via streaming or free digital download at elijahcash.bandcamp.com.
(Firstly, because all of CI’s posts are devoted to someone inspirational, this special post goes to the blogger at riff94—in thanks for posting beautiful pictures—and in thanks for posting good music here.)
It wasn’t easy, but I finally got Eli sober and focused enough to record his work. This album is different. It’s not mere sound, you see. It’s a message. Eli’s lost his one true love, and his hands and head are full of songs about finding her again. I convinced him that if we recorded his work and started spreading it, then eventually she’d hear that he’s looking for her. But for this to work, we need your help. Listen to this music—but also share it. This release, this digital drop, is like a stone thrown into a pond. If you all be the ripples, eventually it will rock this lost love’s boat. So reblog these songs, tell your mother about them, and sing them in the shower—whatever it takes.
Track List (with credit to the inspiration/devotee where applicable):
Lonely and Hungry
High Striker — icameisawicame
Q & A Blues
The Kind Of Trouble I Like To Get Into — simplybek
Perfect — micxssaymwah
Broken Record Blues — recordporn and thevinylcornerblog
Hot Blooded Blues — runawaywithmetoneverland
Money — medtechema
Throat Exposed — riff94
Album Description: Eli wrote these songs and made this album because he’s trying to find the one that got away. The girl that left, the girl that left him lonely and hungry. The girl he opened up to, the one he showed his throat to. The one who met that throat with a sharp edge (a metaphorical sharp edge, of course, like the sharp edge of cruel words, and lies, and cheating; a metaphor, of course; she would never really hurt Eli.) He wants to find her and take everything back she stole from him. Or love her again. He’ll decide when he finds her. And he’ll find her with your help. If you show everyone you know these songs, and they show everyone they know, she’ll hear them eventually. And when she hears this music, she’ll know it’s Eli, she’ll know he’s looking. And she’ll come running back to him. Or she’ll run away. Either way, she’ll be running. So she’ll be tired when Eli finally finds her, unable to fight. She’ll give him back his heart. Or beg to keep it, and Eli will concede. And give her his throat again. This time for a kiss.
This is a big day for the CI project. We are thankful to those of you who have inspired us already and are excited about the inspiration to come in the future.