by Django G-S
The song is about "birth 'til death, a possible lung transfusion, and after death," said frontman Danny Maxwell.
"People worry about the looks of their body postmortem, which I think is quite vain," he said. "That's who we really are, or were."
Much of the band's inspiration appears to come out of the death of Dan McGill, a longtime friend of Maxwell and drummer Corey Broman. McGill was struggling with cystic fibrosis, which is a genetic disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs. He lost his fight with the disease in 2001.
"He was a hell of a bass player," said Maxwell, who also plays in Little Brazil. "He couldn't really go into smoky bars back then.
"It really sucks because we were all in our early 20s when it happened, so it kind of messed with everybody," he said. "We're good now. We just miss the guy. Everybody loved him."
If you can't make it to the show Saturday, the band has made the record available as a "name your price" download on their Bandcamp page, where you can also stream it for free.
Fun fact about this session: Sara Bertuldo (See Through Dresses, Millions of Boys, Tim Kasher) makes a cameo appearance in the beginning of the video, doing her best "Brooklyn mom" impression. Sara and See Through Dresses bandmate Matt Carroll plan to join New Lungs on some songs Saturday night.
audio engineer/mix: matt hovanec
edit: django g-s
photo: mike machian
* performed on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013