Ledge – the solo project of former Weekend Nachos frontman John Hoffman – has premiered a new track from its upcoming full-length, Cold Hard Concrete, via Invisible Oranges. The new track is the concusive “Blacked Out”, which expertly weaves together the sludgiest bits of its sister band’s discography into one, three-minute stormer. Hoffman had the following to say about the new single:
“Blacked Out” is a song I wrote about this dude who we talked to in the parking lot of a Red Lobster once. We couldn’t find the venue that we were playing at and he was maybe the least helpful person I’ve ever met. I ripped off my favorite Full Of Hell part on this song, but Andy [Nelson, ex-Weekend Nachos, who also plays guitar on the album], the engineer, didn’t notice so I doubt anyone else will.
Cold Hard Concrete is a pretty hateful album, personal at times, with songs about mistrust, self-loathing, and bitterness toward people. “Blacked Out” plays on the idea that if you can’t count on someone to be there for you, then there’s no point calling them a friend. If someone neglects you in life, they’re just like everybody else in the world at that point.”
Check out the track below.
Cold Hard Concrete will be released on August 25 via Translation Loss/Hibernation Release.
[via Invisible Oranges]