Photo by Sabrina Stone
We've been sitting on the latest single from Guts Club for a couple of weeks now, because "Change My Name" didn't quite sound like it should be posted in the weeks before Christmas, but now that we're in the strange period between Christmas and New Year's, it's time. "Change My Name" is a brutal nearly ten minute long noise and drone filled track that possibly leans into metal territory. This one is a cross between some of Sonic Youth's stranger 80's album cuts and The Stooges' extra long freak out tracks... but more metal. This is most certainly not meant for playing in the car with your friends before a fun night out. Guts Club have created this song that seems like a pained stream of consciousness explosion. It's loud, and noisy, and at times mostly unpleasant in a attention grabbing, almost beautiful sort of way.
In a press release, Guts Club say that their new song is about "... wading through a loved one's profound grief. Grief takes on many forms and can alter the trajectory of one's life and relationships. The song is a reflection on how obsessive love can manifest from intense grief."