Vancouver’s White Lung was absolutely one of the highlights of SXSW 2013, and as we head into SXSW 2014, the band have released a new single — presumably from their upcoming Domino Records debut — and live performance video, which serves as a reminder just how much ass they kick, and how hard bands will have to work this year to top them. “Drown With The Monster” is a straight-up hardcore pit-starter over which vocalist Mish Way spits abject fury and seethes lethal venom. It’s great. Check it out.
Here’s what Way had to say about the song:
I was looking at these pieces by Andrea Mary Marshall in The New Inquiry and there was this quote from her, ‘Toxic Women are toxic to themselves. They are Tragic Heroines who blow dry their own wounds. I aspire to be the opposite.’ This song is about kicking habits and running away with a new distraction. It’s a song about my two biggest vices, but I’d rather drown with the monster than blow dry my wounds.