Kingston, New York-based avant rock/punk outfit WALKING BOMBS will release its fourth full-length, Tears We Should Have Shed, next week. Ghost Cult Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the album’s tumultuous “Focus Shifting The Apocalypse.”
The project of Morgan Y. Evans, joined by a cast of collaborators, WALKING BOMBS here delivers a musical study in navigating regretful occurrences in humanity with Tears We Should Have Shed. It is a record steeped in sorrows and triumphs, delivered through a wide range of varied musical styles.
Recorded throughout 2020, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Sean Paul Pillsworth at Nada Recording Studio in Montgomery, New York (Senses Fail, Shai Hulud, My Chemical Romance), Tears We Should Have Shed sees Evans performing lead vocals as well as acoustic guitar, trombone, bass, guitar, and piano contributions across the album, with guest contributions from Elizabeth “Le Fey” DaPena (Globelamp), Sean Paul Pillsworth (Nightmares For A Week, Jerk Magnet), David Brenner (Gridfailure), David Bodie (ex-Time Of Orchids, Divest, Kayo Dot), Taraka Larson (Taraka, ex-Prince Rama), Jack Manley (The Jenifer Shop), and Justin Zipperle (Shadow Witch).
With the premiere of “Focus Shifting The Apocalypse,” Evans discloses, “This is the heaviest vibe/song on the album, just pure doom and gloom frustration venting over an intense charred crater of sound that Gridfailure composed and submitted to me. It was the last song that I worked on for the whole record, since I knew I would completely blow out my voice hollering all my frustrations at the mass stupidity and gaslighting of the last four years into one song. Some of my favorite parts of the album are on here from the plodding Godzilla march of a beat to a totally killer part where my trombone syncs with this low, doomy shit that Brenner plays, and it suddenly sounds like jazz noise Black Sabbath for a few measures. Sean Paul Pillsworth has seen me make plenty of weird screaming faces over the years in bands but after I cut these vocals, even he was looking at me like, ‘Damn, dude.’ My face was so red I could have called this song ‘Power Shitting The Apocalypse,’ but decided to stay with the theme of morons completely doing anything possible to avoid facing the obvious, be it cult grift, environmental collapse, the need to tax the mega rich, or the general wackness of humans. Anyway, RIP DMX and eat your broccoli, kids.”
Ghost Cult writes, “The project comes from the mind of multi-instrumentalist and shit-stirrer Morgan Y. Evans who has built a career of shattering musical conventions and turning expectations upside-down.”
Listen to WALKING BOMBS’ “Focus Shifting The Apocalypse” now at Ghost Cult RIGHT HERE.
WALKING BOMBS will release Tears We Should Have Shed digitally on April 23rd. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for new updates from WALKING BOMBS surrounding the release of Tears We Should Have Shed and onward into 2021, as new music is constantly taking shape and additional releases are expected later this year.