Queen Jesus is an evocative name for a band — monarchial power and the deification of Jesus have always been at odds, a power struggle between two institutions that both want to be recognized as the most holy. That tension spills over into Queen Jesus’ music, which is a side project from some of the members of Philadelphia’s Three Man Cannon. “Drop D” is the first track from their upcoming new album Darkness Yea, Yea and it’s a searing song that feels like its been dulled by ice cold water, talking about medicated highs and long subway rides. The song is accompanied by striking slow-motion black-and-white visuals directed by Craig Sheihing that capture how solace can be found in the chaos of a city. Listen below.
09/26 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Bates Hardcore Gym
09/28 Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Tihng
09/29 Champagne, IL @ TBA
09/30 Chicago, IL @ 86 Mets
10/01 Cleveland, OH @ Candlekeep
10/02 Upstate NY @ TBA
10/03 Brooklyn, NY @ The Loft
10/04 New Bedford, MA @ Gallery X
10/05 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
Queen Jesus’ Darkness Yea, Yea is out 9/12 via Stereophonodon Records.