The Skinny: Today we’re pleased to share an exclusive premiere of the brand new album from Peoria, IL-based rock band, Flannel Mouth. Due out this Friday, March 11th via SwitchBitch Records, the group’s 14-song offering, The Prisoner’s Cinema, takes them to all new levels of awesome with what is essentially a rock opera/concept album. Hit play now!

The Prisoner’s Cinema‘s core concept is quite epic: “woman asks man to kill her because he loves her so, man identifies murder and passion as synonyms, man kills everyone he ever feels anything for, man is offered redemption, man falls back into his old ways, man dies alone with loads of regret. The new record is a three-part play, complete with intermissions – an ambitious undertaking for a band’s freshman release.”

“It gave us a bit of a guideline, essentially, to which we adhered and adapted,” says drummer, Tyler Owen. “Luke wrote this heartfelt and bloody script and we just tried to match the feelings of the scenes to the notes we played. Three years in the making came together all at once.”

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