“Black Gold” is oil (or coal) as well as a song by Athens, Ohio’s Southeast Engine from their fourth album From The Forest To The Sea. We’re told the album was recorded live to analog tape in “a forsaken, 1800s middle school auditorium in the hills of Stewart, Ohio — June 9-13.” The “Black Gold” video, directed by Thomas R. Britt finds the guys dealing suspicious bags, donning gas masks, and affixing a visual narrative to Adam Remnant’s lyrics about factories, masks, the US of A, the thought that “man kills the things he loves / to prove himself to be above / the very things he depends upon,” and, yes, black gold.
From The Forest To The Sea is out 2/17 via Misra. They’re on tour shortly thereafter. They’re having more album release parties than you can shake a stick at:
02/20 – Columbus, Ohio @ Andyman’s Treehouse (Columbus Album Release)
02/21 – Athens, Ohio @ Casa (Athens Album Release)
02/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
02/27 – Morganown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown Album Release!
02/28 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
03/06 – Dayton, OH @ Canal St. Tavern (Dayton Album Release)
03/07 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
03/14 – Bowling Green, KY @ Bread + Bagel
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Misra Records Showcase)