Uniform – “Awakening”
Uniform released their most recent full-length, The Long Walk, back in 2018, and last year they put out another collaborative album with the Body. Today, they’re releasing a new track through the Adult Swim singles series, a punishing one called “Awakening.”
“Stylistically, it’s far more dance oriented than we’re typically accustomed to,” the band’s vocalist Michel Berdan said in a statement. He continued:
The song was originally commissioned by my friend Adam Fuchs for the Adult Swim Singles Program, whose departed brother Jerry was one of the finest disco drummers who ever lived as well as one of the most spectacular friends I will ever have. I like to think of this song as a tribute to Jerry. ‘Awakening’ is about the daily frustrations of a complacent existence in late capitalism. Some might take it as a protest song. However, it’s to be implied that waking up with a deep seeded anger is something that happens every day. We know they are mad, but we don’t know if anything will ever change.
Listen to it below.
03/01 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/02 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
03/03 Seattle, WA @ Laser Dome at the Pacific Science Center
03/05 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
03/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
03/07 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
03/08 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
03/10 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
03/11 Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
03/13 Atlanta, GA @ Food Court
03/14 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
03/15 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
03/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
03/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
03/19 Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom
03/20 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
03/24 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/05-07 Austin, TX @ Oblivion Access
“Awakening” is out now.