Photo by Rachelle Caplan
Lung, officially our favorite "art-punk, cello-rock duo" are back with a new single off their upcoming album. "Air" isn't going to be what you expect when you hear "cello-rock." It's much more rock than cello. In fact, "Air" is fairly heavy rock. It's a loud song with pounding drums. Kate Wakefield is a classically trained opera singer, and here she delivers her vocals with the kind of theatricality that would make Amanda Palmer jealous. Possibly the most interesting thing about "Air" is that it is much more straightforward rock than you would expect "art-punk, cello-rock" to sound like. It's weirdo straightforward rock, but still comparatively straightforward.
You can watch the video for "Air" below. Come Clean Right Now is due out August 20 on Sofaburn Records. For more on Lung, check out the band's website.