Bums, Killers and Booze

As previously trailed New Bums is the grudging match-up of Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire, 200 Years, Rangda). They didn’t like each other at first, but now make sweet and sour music together over the light of the magical Sterno – and now, a video where they get closer than ever.

Channeling shades of Danzig’s “Killer Wolf” video and esoteric whiffs of Maya Deren and the Kuchar Brothers, the black and white video for The Killers and Me (track 5 on the album) perfectly paints the sound of “Old Drunk America”, dancing out of the shadows, coming forth again to stand in the light, in the hopes of repopulating those sad old single-occupancy hotels before they’re all torn down.

They start a US tour in March and UK/European dates will be following. The album will be out on March 3rd on Drag City and it’s called “Voices In A Rented Room”

Sounds pretty damn good to me and I look forward to listening to the album.

New Bums

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