Lithuania have just released a new single "Kill The Thing You Love," streaming now via Post Trash. The song is available for pay-what-you-want download via Lame-O Records. All proceeds from the song will go to the organization Women Against Abuse, an organization that works towards ending domestic violence by providing services to individuals experiencing violence, and educating the community through advocacy and outreach. For more information on the organization, or to donate directly, visit womenagainstabuse.org.
"The song 'Kill The Thing You Love' was written in 2014. Its intended purpose was for the Hardcore Friends album, but we decided to leave it off because it didn’t fit the narrative. It’s also a complicated listen. However, the song is of great importance to me. It was written from the perspective of a young woman who runs away from her abysmal home life and starts fresh in a safe environment. It’s based on a story that a close friend told me about her incredibly difficult and abusive childhood. 'Kill The Thing You Love' is indeed a jarring title, but its intent is more of a mantra of empowerment. Sometimes we have to let go of things (kill in the figurative sense) we love, especially when they’re hurting us. Abuse is still everywhere. A direct example is the inexcusable behavior of Seagreen Records. Seagreen was initially supposed to release this song until they came under fire for very serious sexual abuse charges. I was horrified. Luckily, Lame-O Records agreed to release this song. I’m relieved that we can benefit a great cause in the process." - Eric Slick.