Casper Skulls – “Errands”

“Errands” is the follow-up to Casper Skulls’ recent single “Devotion,” off of the post-punk group’s debut EP Lips & Skull. The EP was crafted with the help of Greys’ Shehzaad Jiwani and Josh Korody (Dilly Dally, Fucked Up, Beliefs), and it focuses on the “duality of man,” his internal conflict and external acceptance of the world. On “Errands,” a doleful melodic track practically leaking distortion, the Toronto-based group is weary with jaded humor; vocalist Neil Bednis offers, “Hope I’m in your will/ Who’s a guy gotta kill?” Bednis offered some background:

The song at a surface level is about having to run errands for someone who has passed away. I was watching Mad Men at the time and Pete Campbell’s father dies in the series. He resented his father in the show and I imagined writing a song about doing errands for someone that died that I didn’t particularly like or get along with. If you look deeper into the narrator of the song and the deceased you see that they are both flawed people. The deceased was ignorant, sexist, and egotistical and ultimately a product of North American capitalism. The narrator is just as imperfect as he has little ability to mourn the death of his father and instead focuses on his monetary gains.

Listen below.

Check out Casper Skulls on tour:

10/07 Peterborough, ON @ The Spill
10/15 Kitchener, ON @ Open Sesame
10/29 Oakville, ON @ Lourice
11/11 Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
11/12 Boston, MA @ O’Briens
11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
11/14 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
11/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/16 Cincinnati, OH @ Comet
11/19 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/26 Toronto, ON @ Baby G

Lips & Skull will be out 10/28 on Buzz Records. Pre-order it in digital or physical formats.