Uniform – “Shame”
In a couple weeks, Uniform are releasing a new album, Shame, the New York hardcore band’s fourth full-length and follow-up to 2018’s The Long Walk. We’ve heard two tracks from it so far, “Delco” and “Dispatches From The Gutter,” and today they’re sharing the album’s title track.
“‘Shame’ is the song that sets the thematic tone for the rest of the record, which seems appropriate for a title track,” bandleader Michael Berdan said in a statement. “It is a portrait of someone riddled with regret in the process of drinking themselves to death. Night after night they sit in dark reflection, pouring alcohol down their throat in order to become numb enough to fall asleep.”
He also provided a few touchpoints for the track: “I took inspiration from a few stories of alcoholic implosion, namely Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia and John O’Brien’s Leaving Las Vegas. The line That’s why I drink. That’s why I weep appears in homage to Rod Sterling’s Twilight Zone episode Night of the Meek.”
Shame is out 9/11 via Sacred Bones. Pre-order it here.