No gimmick. No image. No bullshit. The Truth Can Be Brutal. Whittled down from fifty songs, singer-songwriter Mark Lind's third CD, The Truth Can Be Brutal, available June 24th, 2008 on Sailor's Grave Records, walks the line between the raw emotion of punk rock and classic rock's pop sensibility in a way very few have since Paul Westerberg left the REPLACEMENTS. Accompanied by the newly solidified lineup of his band THE UNLOVED with longtime friend and band-mate Jay Messina (DUCKY BOYS) on drums, Jeff Morris (THE BRUISERS, DEATH AND TAXES) on guitar and Mike Savitkas (DEATH AND TAXES) on bass, the music for The Truth Can Be Brutal was set to be expanded on from the melodies roughed out on Mark ’s 12 string guitar. The end result is a rock ‘n’ roll album that would do Tom Petty, John Fogerty, Joe Strummer and Bruce Springsteen proud. Lind’s previous projects, THE DUCKY BOYS, SINNERS AND SAINTS, DIRTY WATER, all share a place in the hearts of punk fans everywhere. With the unmistakable gravelly Lind voice, his solo music contains an ethos not unlike much of his previous material that has endeared him to many. The pains of love, life, and loss; memories of time past; and a love for his hometown on the banks of that dirty river are the cohesive threads that weave the fabric of his music.