Tampa noise-infused hardcore outfit Meatwound (Combatwoundedveteran, Headless Dogs, et al) have premiered their new track “Séance” via No Clean Singing. The song is off of their upcoming sophomore full-length, Largo, which is the follow-up 2015’s Addio and was recorded by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. Check out “Séance” after the break.
Vocalist Daniel Shook comments on the track’s songwriting process:
“We used to practice in a storage unit that had previously been a hair braiding spot. The Black Diamonds and Pearls sign was still above the door and the interior was still pink and purple with plastic pearls and ribbons on the walls. We had started writing ‘Séance’ with our old drummer and the music stayed the same but as it came together with Leo on drums, it sounded more like sped up Calypso rhythms and we began referring to it as Polyester Motörhead. I started picturing some Serpent And The Rainbow shit. The lyrics were originally going to be more of a straight exorcism ritual transcript. Who sets the table for a supernatural tale better than H. P. Lovecraft? So, I swiped from the scribe of unnamable horrors and eventually figured out how to land my white ass on Marty and Leo’s choppy island beats. Coincidentally, after invoking Lovecraft, a strange oily substance started seeping through the wall and mucking up all our shit. Turns out the hydraulic lift in the mechanic shop next door sprung a leak. We had to move into a different space two units over and a biker church moved in to Black Diamonds and Pearls. It didn’t last long.”