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Marky Edison

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The Paranoyds Visit The Pet Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

Not, as I suspected, a Ramones cover but surely inspired by the same Stephen King book, The Paranoyds return with a much-needed dose of musical levity. It’s been nearly a year since the Los Angeles-based outfit released Carnage Bargain, their debut full-length, and this new release, a two-song seven-inch, is a total embodiment of their every influence. New EP, Pet Cemetery, is set for release Nov 27 via Suicide Squeeze Records and the band are sharing the title track from the record online now.

 

Speaking about the new track, Staz Lindes of The Paranoyds said "When your honeymoon phase has the strength to extend to the underworld - 'Pet Cemetery' will be playing. If you are lucky enough to experience the type of love that feels deep enough to follow you underground with you and your lover- you know what ‘Pet Cemetery’ is saying. It is the ultimate love song with a message of passion strong enough for both life and afterlife.”

 

Despite the obvious heaviness that surrounds a track entirely centered on undead lovers partaking in PDA, there’s an undeniable undercurrent of fun. Previously recorded during sessions for the band’s full length-debut, this unofficial anthem for underworld romance was being saved for a special moment. On the record’s B-side, is ‘Hotel Celebrity’, a single that’s darkness isn’t quite so overt. An examination of aging, and the fruitless celebrity pursuit of superficial perfection, The Paranoyds share in a not so sincere toast to Hollywood.

 

 

'Pet Cemetery' tracklist:

 

1. Pet Cemetery

 

2. Hotel Celebrity

 

Hot Chip Get Straight To The Morning

 

Hot Chip release their brand-new single, ‘Straight To The Morning’, featuring the inimitable Jarvis Cocker. Produced by the band and Mark Ralph, the song is a transportive tonic of fresh, modern disco that harks back to carefree communion on the dancefloor.

 

Originally written with Dua Lipa in mind, the track found a new life amidst a collaboration that sprang from Hot Chip and Jarvis Cocker DJing together at Paris’ legendary Les Bains-Douches. The quintet said of working with Cocker: “‘Straight To The Morning’ is a disco anthem about going out, for a time when people really can’t, and it features our friend Jarvis Cocker urging us to go “straight through until the break of dawn.” Somehow he seems an unlikely figure in this all, and we like it that way.”

 

Jarvis adds: “This was the very last musical session I was involved in before lockdown. It felt very poignant to be singing a song about dancing all night long in a club whilst knowing it wouldn’t be possible to do such a thing for the foreseeable future. We danced around the studio quite a lot in the meantime though. It was fun to be a member of the Straight Through Crew for a day.”

 

The video is as infectious as the track. A CANADA production and directed by Réalité, it features a group of girls indulging in their own form of hedonism whilst their parents are away: daft and daring internet challenges, mattress fights, karaoke and all the snacks, all at once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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