The indie band set the scene: instruments dazzle in the sun, as if through a prism with its psychedelic splintering of light. When the lyrics hit, Tayls’ brawny vocal tone, oak-like and imposing, drags you by the ankle into the mud ─ but it’s refreshing. A towering five-minute runtime leaves you breathless, giving you ample time to feel every brunt of his throaty growl and writhe inside of the story. “One foot in the grave / I take these chances…” he trails into a war cry.
Listen to “First Curse (I Can’t Hide)” below.