Thursday, November 17, 2022

Godcaster - "Diamond's Shining Face"

Photo by Ryann Logeais Ebersole

New York's Godcaster are back with more of their foreboding psychedelia. Their latest single, "Diamond's Shining Face," is this has this building menace lurking behind it. Typically psychedelic music is bright and happy, but that's not the case with Godcaster. It's reminding me a lot of that one weirdo freak out song on early Stooges albums. The song is like The Stooges meets a more modern psych band like The Flaming Lips. As the song builds, it eventually breaks out into these cathartic releases of noise bursts before going back to the slow and plodding structure of the song. This is a fairly odd song, but if you know Godcaster that is exactly what you want.

Lead vocalist Judson Kolk says of the new song:

"This song’s music and lyrics are inspired by the great western novelist Zane Grey and by a heartbreaking man named David Diamond who I met on the internet and who was in the process of losing his mind and becoming increasingly narcissistic and violent. What's very strange is that I've used the name David Diamond as an alter ego / foil for myself since I was about 17 prior to digitally meeting the real David Diamond. This character in my head was the deranged version of myself. The song takes place in my own time period."

You can watch the video for "Diamond's Shining Face" below. Godcaster's self-titled album is due out March 10 on Ramp Local, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on the band, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

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