Photo: Piper Ferguson
White Lung dosed us with another visceral video, “Face Down,” from their upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 17th via Domino Recording Co. NPR debuted the VHS filmed video calling White Lung “the endless-riffs-per-minute punk band”.
Mish Way on “Face Down”: “I had this really big vision for it where I wanted to rip off two different old videos, one involving Anthony Kiedis. But then, I asked Pierce McGary to do it and I knew he would have a totally different perspective and make it all “Pierce”, which was exactly what I wanted. His filming style reflects this L7 video I love “Stuck Here Again” and he turned it out.”
Deep Fantasy is their third full length and proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears that Vancouver’s hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)
Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster“), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw“) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics. William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.
After a year plus of near constant touring behind last album, Sorry – which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview -White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William. Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who also did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s the Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one. William handled bass duties on Fantasy while Wax Idols’ Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.
Domino Recording Co.
June 17, 2014
Digital / CD / LP / Limited LP
Deep Fantasy will be available June 17th through Dom Mart.
You may pre-order the album HERE.
There will only be 1,000 Limited Edition LPS for the entire world which consists of 150 gram Coke Bottle Clear vinyl and a 9″x24″ folded screen-printed poster. Also – randomly selected, limited to 50 LPs, will receive a ‘zine’ designed by White Lung!
2 – Down It Goes
3 – Snake Jaw
4 – Face Down
5 – I Believe You
6 – Wrong Star
7 – Just For You
8 – Sycophant
9 – Lucky One
10 – In Your Home
White Lung Live Dates:
5/15: Futrum – Prague, Czech Rep
5/16: Arena at Dreiraum – Vienna, Austria
5/17: Strom – Munich, Germany
5/18: 1210 – Stuttgart, Germany
5/20: MTC – Cologne, Germany
5/21: DB’s – Utrecht, Holland
5/22: 100 Club – London, UK
5/26: Gold Sounds Fest – Leeds, UK
6/5: Factory Theatre – Sydney, NSW
6/6: Alhambra – Brisbane, QE
6/7: The Tote – Melbourne, VC
6/9: Howler – Melbourne, VC
6/11: Churchills Tavern – Christchurch, NZ
6/12: Bodega – Wellington, NZ
6/13: Kings Arm Tavern – Auckland, NZ
6/19: Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
6/21: Sled Island Fest – Calgary, AB
6/24: Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, PA
6/25: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
6/26: Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
6/27: Le Divan Orange – Montreal, QC
6/28: House of Targ – Ottawa, ON
6/29: The Garrison – Toronto, ON
6/30: Call The Office – London, ON
7/22: Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
7/23: Church On York – Los Angeles, CA
7/25: Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan
9/5: Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC
MISH MADE A PLAYLIST: ‘SONGS THAT INSPIRED DEEP FANTASY‘ HERE
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