It’s difficult to imagine, but this year marks the 25th anniversary of Californian sludge lords -(16)-. Only trumped in the “I Can’t Believe Those Guys Are Still Alive” degenerate stakes by Eyehategod, a quarter century of bad luck (and occasionally even worse decisions) have only further refined the quartet’s doom-encrusted assault.
The band’s seventh’s studio LP, Lifespan of a Moth, drops in a little over a month, but we’ve got a bitter taste of it today with the video premiere of the “Peaches, Cream and the Placenta”
“The song is a stressed-out walk down a well-trodden trail that we have been prancing down since the early ’90s,” says guitarist Bobby Ferry tells Decibel. “The lyrics delicately touch with all thumbs on the subject of addictive personality sorcery that creates unintended helpless victims. The video was directed and shot by our longtime collaborator Jeff Forrest.”
-(16)-’s Lifespan of a Moth is available from Relapse on July 15. But you can pre-order it now.