Hailing from Singapore, Subsonic Eye have released a new song that sounds like what Sonic Youth would sound like if they decided to go poppy. "Hurt Your Head" has the same noisy and dark guitar tones that Sonic Youth built a career on, and at times the same breakneck sound. But this song is much more upbeat than anything Kim, Thurston, Steve, and Lee ever released together. This is all of the noise, but "Hurt Your Head" is cheery sounding and fun. There is a hint of menace in the song, but it's a fun, non-threatening aggression and menace. I don't know how anyone could pull this off, but Subsonic Eye do an amazing job with is.
Daniel Borces says of the band's new song:
"Even though Singapore is filled with colour and nature I always feel a sense of detachment from how it truly is, and that makes it difficult for me to feel peaceful. I don’t know if it’s just my internal life conflicting with my immediate surroundings, but the constant construction, noise, heat, humidity, rushing to places and overly manicured look overwhelms me and I just feel like a cat on edge all the time. Maybe I’m just drinking too much coffee to do work I don't need to be doing so I can feel productive."
You can watch the video for "Hurt Your Head" below. Melt the Wax is available now via Topshelf Records, and can be ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Subsonic Eye, check out the band on Twitter and Facebook.