Hello, Cleveland! Lebron’s Cavs are only down 2-1 in the NBA Finals as of this post, but we all know how this story ends, right? Speaking of inescapable disappointment, soul-crushing despair and the inevitability of death, who is up for a new Fistula song?
That’s what I thought! The Ohio sludgemongers drop their latest LP next month, but we’ve got a new track “Loyal to the Foil” to soundtrack your life (and playoff) elimination. Put first, frontman Dan Harrington provides some context.
“’Loyal to the Foil”’ was the last song we wrote for Longing for Infection. Bahb [Branca] and Corey [Bing] wrote the music, Corey and I wrote the lyrics… total throwback sludgecore banger. It’s kind of our take on a CCR ‘Looking Out My Backdoor.’ What do you see? I recall working at a record store which shared a parking lot with a Toys ‘R’ Us. More often than not, you’d find discarded syringes sticking out of the mulch, hidden in the bushes… or right out in the fucking open. Cleaning up that bullshit pissed me the fuck off. Shitty fucking human behavior, all around you.
“No matter where you live, something in this song you will be able to relate to. For example, the line ‘Chew some Fentanyl and choke it down’ was inspired by a friend who had a ‘fling’ with a woman who became disabled after chewing on a patch of Fentanyl to get high—to each their own. This song is for those who work night and day, stealing copper line, selling stolen copies of Rush Hour 2 on DVD for their big $8 payout. This song is for the underdogs, ‘Loyal to the foil and the rig ‘n’ boil.’”
Longing for Infection is available from PATAC on July 15. Pre-orders are available here now. Go, Cavs!