Walking Bombs – the solo/collaborative project of New York musician Morgan Ywain Evans – is poised to release its sophomore album, Brave Hours, on April 14.
Following the outfit’s 2016 Peace Quest EP, Brave Hours was put together in 2016 with major involvement from engineer and multi-instrumentalist Jay Anderson (Surmiser), and was mastered by grunge legend Tad Doyle. The record, which features a wealth of collaborators including Spirit Adrift‘s Nate Garrett and VOWWS, delivers an eclectic blend of grunge, alternative, industrial, post-punk and more.
Today, we at Svbterranean bring you the first taste of the upcoming effort in the form of its opening track, “Dry Heaves”. The track is full of electronic, post-punk splendor, ethereal atmospheres and extremely catchy pop sensibilities. The track also features guest saxophone from Shining frontman Jørgen Munkeby. Evans says of the track:
“I had an acapella vocal track I cut to a click and it was a time when I was listening to a lot of Wax Idols and Christian Death stuff,” says Evans. “Jay built the song out musically and give it a great, lonely edge. Then I was listening to Ihsahn‘s “Crooked Red Line” on Arktis and I’d heard Jørgen play crazy stuff a lot but in that song he gets busy but also really compliments a pretty mellow song overall. INXS has that sick Kirk Pengilly solo in “Never Tear Us Apart”, a song which I used to cover in a simpler form on acoustic for Walking Bombs, so in a fit of bravery I asked Jørgen if he would be down to add something on the end of “Dry Heaves” and he was into it. The song ended up a very cool way to kick off a record about holding on to self and sanity.”
Check out the track below and pre-order the record at this location.