“Tribulation Worksongs” was recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios, mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The session was originally released as a series of three 7"EPs between 2018 and 2021. In their initial presentation, the lyrics/credits of each song were typed by vocalist/lyricist Jeff Eaton on his 1950's Royal “Quiet De Luxe” typewriter. These were later hand stamped on the front and back covers of the EP by artist J. Bannon, making each cover totally unique. The labels of the vinyl were also hand stamped before final assembly by the people at Deathwish.
For 2024, Modern Life Is War present the "Tribulation Worksongs" sessions as a one 12"EP/Digital album. This release combines all three 7"EPs with "End Times Dub", a dub version of "Feels Like End Times", reimagined by Urian Hackney (Rough Francis, Iggy Pop, The Armed, etc). The packaging of the release is a combination of visual work from Jeffrey Eaton, Thomas Hooper, and J. Bannon.
Modern Life Is War is: Jeffrey Eaton, Chris Honeck, John Eich, Luke Rauch, Bo Becker
Recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studio
Mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studio
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering
Matt Hoffman played guitar on Feels Like End Times, Revival Fires, and Lonesome Valley Ammunitions.
Piano on FEELS LIKE END TIMES by Ben Driscoll
SURVIVAL lyrics adapted from Marcia Griffiths, Queen of Reggae. A Protest Song for the ages...
Backup Vocals on SURVIVAL by Sarah Cram Driscoll and Brooks Strause
I WANNA BE YOUR DOG written by James Osterberg, Scott Asheton, Ronald Asheton, David Alexander
Otherwise known as THE STOOGES...2021 Motor City is bleeding...
END TIMES DUB mixed at The Box, Burlington VT by Urian Hackney
Dove Artwork by Jeffrey Eaton
Paintings by Thomas Hooper
Design by J. Bannon
01. Feels Like End Times
02. Revival Fires
04. Lonesome Valley Ammunitions
05. Indianapolis Talking Blues
06. I Wanna Be Your Dog
07. End Times Dub (Urian Hackney At The Controls)