RIYL: Perfect Pussy, Ex Hex, Bleached
The last time we heard from White Lung, the band was busy slapping us around with the fierce and unrelenting punk-thrash attack of 2014‚Äôs Deep Fantasy album. From the sound of Hungry, the first single off their upcoming Paradise album, the band‚Äôs kick-ass approach is still intact but a little more evolved. As singer Mish Barber-Way said:
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs this stupid attitude that only punks have¬†where it‚Äôs uncool to become a better song writer. In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would¬†be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best song writing we have ever done, and I expect the¬†next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten.‚ÄĚ
Let‚Äôs hear it for musical evolution! Check out Hungry below and pick up some blue vinyl at the link.
Attention tape-heads: grab the limited glitter-case cassette of Paradise at the same link.
After the critically acclaimed release Deep Fantasy (2014), White Lung return with their fourth album Paradise. Vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou, reconnected in Los Angeles to work with engineer and producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Cold War Kids, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. ‚ÄúI wanted it to sound new. I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016‚ÄĚ, says William of his mindset. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME have praised them for in the past few years, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility. Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet.
01. Dead Weight
04. Kiss Me When I Bleed
08. I Beg You
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