A D.I.Y. music review (Song of the Day – 397: New War)
Here’s the deal. I’d like you to piece together your very own Song Of The Day. Send your finished efforts into firstname.lastname@example.org. The best entry wins the new Stephen Malkmus album … or something good, if they’d rather.
I’ve given you a little bit of background and some pointers. Feel free to ignore them, if you so desire.
FAST WEAPONS & 4ZZZ PRESENT:
NEW WAR – BRISBANE GHOSTWALKING 12″ LAUNCH
FEATHERS (LP LAUNCH)
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THE BRIDGE CLUB 8PM OCTOBER 7 $12
(Bridge Club 175 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane)
- celebrating the new Gothic
- death disco
- music noir
- free download
New War, blooming from their own strange corner of Melbourne, Australia, have spent the last couple of years simmering in their own alchemy, plotting.
Featuring former members of cult bands Shoplifting (Seattle/Kill Rock Stars), Bird Blobs & Sir, New War have quietly amassed a loyal audience, sharing the stage with the likes of Wire, Gossip, Laughing Clowns & Jandek, all on word of mouth.
‘Ghostwalking’, produced by Lindsay Gravina (Rowland S Howard, HTRK), is their first recorded document: a terrifying, gorgeous, transportive song that manages to be both four people in a room and four people hovering in… over… outside the world. It’s magical realism as song, an anti-escapist dream, a fully realized introduction to a band as compelling as they are compelled.
Expanding the song’s parameters are a remix each by Gossip and HTRK. The former’s a lush dancefloor spellbinder that builds on the vocabulary of their Fever Ray remix, while the latter’s almost a black hole, vast and aching, like a film noir dragged over millenia.
Taken all together, New War’s debut 12″ is a complete statement, something to genuinely lose yourself in. Fast Weapons are proud & excited to introduce New War to the world.