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Debut single from Portland indie rock band Young Elk.


thirsty for the blood of man
lay to waste the innocent
ask no questions, confess no sins
i know the place where this all ends

read the bible from the cover page
all the way to the end of days
don't believe things will end this way
with no good words that we can say

and someone's gotta pay
there's a hole burned in the grave
where our bodies will be laid
our bodies will be laid

ignore the history, don't do the math
tell your woman to call you back
drink more whiskey just to relax
refuse to do as you are asked

leave it better than it was found
live out the days in country town
where you could throw some fists around
and pick your pain up off the ground

and someone's gotta say
what no one wants to say
that all debts will be paid
yeah, all debts will be paid
all debts will be paid
all debts will be paid
all debts will be paid


released December 11, 2015
Recorded and Mixed by Jordan Richter at Cloud City Studios in Portland, Oregon

Ezekiel J Rudick: Guitars/Vocals
Tony Reyes: Guitars
Bruce Reed: Bass/Piano
Nic Moen: Drums

Guest Musicians:
Christopher Benson: Lap Steel and Pedal Steel
Hannah Glavor: Vocals

Written by Ezekiel J Rudick
Produced and Arranged by Young Elk



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Young Elk Portland, Oregon

Distant, melodic, and at times, crushingly bleak, Young Elk take their more subtle musical cues from introspective americana, shoegaze, and minimalist 90’s indie rock, falling somewhere between Pedro The Lion, Low, and Slowdive.

Young Elk is Ezekiel J Rudick, Tony Reyes, Bruce Reed, and Nic Moen
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