Wednesday, January 6, 2021

shame - "Snow Day"

Photo by Sam Gregg

As we continue to play catch up from last year, we bring you the latest from shame. The UK band released a new single last month, and "Snow Day" is a must listen despite how long we've been sitting on it. The song is a noisy post-punk mostly spoken word track. The music has this jerky aspect to it and just builds a sense of dread and foreboding for the listener that never quite pays off in a giant eruption, which is its own pay off. It's very reminiscent of bands like Slint and Rites of Spring without just rehashing those bands' style. The song plods around at times, and will give you aural whiplash at others.

Frontman Charlie Steen explains the song: "A lot of this album focuses on the subconscious and dreams, this song being the pivotal moment of these themes. A song about love that is lost and the comfort and displeasure that comes after you close your eyes, fall into sleep, and are forced to confront yourself."

You can watch the video for "Snow Day" below. Drunk Tank Pink, the upcoming album from shame, will be out January 15 on Dead Oceans. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on shame, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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