Crater – “Habits Die Slow” (Stereogum Premiere)
Crater is an industrial pop band made up of Ceci Gomez and Kessiah Gordon. The duo hail from Seattle, and though they’ve released a slew of singles by way of Mermaid Avenue/Mom+Pop, they’ve yet to announce a full-length until now. Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep is due out in 2016 by way of Help Yourself Records, and “Habits Die Slow” is its debut single. This is a tale of relational decay and deceit told through a cloud of pot smoke that hinges on the line: “If I told you it was easy then I’d always speak the truth.” Here’s what Crater had to say about the song
“Habits Die Slow” is a ballad describing the slowly unraveling relationship between two lovers. The song paints an image of a placid movie-esque relationship, ultimately doomed because of the couple’s stubbornness and unwillingness to change. Tonally, “Habits Die Slow” mimics this dialogue and what begins as an airy light pop song soon becomes a cacophonous deteriorating wall of sound.