LA’S EXPERIMENTAL ART-PUNK BAND, EGRETS ON ERGOT, PREMIERE NEW SONG AT POST-PUNK.COM
The Band To Release Debut Album, Surfeit of Gemütlich, on Oct 27th Via Cleopatra Records
LA’s critically heralded, experimental art-punk/deathrock band Egrets on Ergot will release their long-awaited, debut album, Surfeit of Gemütlich, on October 27th with Cleopatra Records. The avant-garde band has partnered today with Post-Punk.com to premiere a video for the record’s first new song, “Mangkukulam.” Fans can pre-order the record now http://apple.co/2xOUFo8.
Watch the video for “Mangkukulam” now at Post-Punk.com: http://bit.ly/2kiUbRS
“In Filipino folk culture, the Mangkukulam is a practitioner of low magic or sorcery. This song was one of the first few written after finding bass player, Daniel. We were aiming to take the rhythmically tribal drive from a few of our previous songs and concentrate that into a mostly instrumental, dark and ritualistic piece of music. This was the first song featuring the clang of a found metal bar, which is used sparingly on the upcoming LP. Expect more tribalesque toms and a completely instrumental track on the album. We use “Mangkukulam” often as an opening song for live sets, and it felt natural being first on the new record.” – Egrets on Ergot
Egrets On Ergot’s sound has been described as versatile, from moody, gothy art-punk to funky rhythmic, pseudo-no wave with a smattering of industrial clamor. They have a self-released EP, Serve Us Tender, (300 vinyl run, 100 copies including hidden hits of LSD) and the forthcoming 11 track LP, Surfeit of Gemütlich, with their new label Cleopatra Records. Both records are produced by Paul Roessler of The Screamers, Nervous Gender, Nina Hagen Band.
The band has previously shared stage with notable acts like 45 Grave, Thrill Kill Kult, Savage Republic, 100 Flowers, Alley Cats, Nervous Gender, Gitane Demone Quartet, Lydia Lunch & Retrovirus, High Functioning Flesh, Them Are Us Too, Consumer Electronics, Qui, Raw Geronimo, Clipping, Vowws, Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer, Amps For Christ, Saccharine Trust, Phantom Limbs.
“This band’s commitment to the total rockist blitzkrieg aesthetic is a noble thing to hear in this watery pop-ridden age and the now-capacity crowd let go of them with loud reluctance.” – LA Record
“the overall unsettling feeling recalls the post-punk jaggedness of God and the State and Anus the Menace, mixed with hints of Christian Death gloom and Ian Curtis phrasing.” – LAWeekly
“The experimental post-punk outfit serves up big, mean guitars, screamed vocals, and old-fashioned intensity. Along the way, they mix in jangly melodies, complex percussion, and even the occasional saxophone moment.” – LAMag.com
“What transpired on stage that evening was a bit of a phenomenon that I am frankly at a loss to effectively describe. ” – The Art of LA
“Egrets On Ergot, one of the most promising and original acts haunting the LA rock scene…” – The LA BEAT
“Egrets on Ergot didn’t sound like anything I had heard before, they were hard to pigeonhole with their bits of horror punk, a frenzy of assaults, constant changes of rhythms, fierce accelerations, lugubrious sax injections and nightmarish vocals..” – Rock NYC
“Egrets on Ergot borrows just enough to map a way to strange new forms of dark power, and the result is often legitimately unsettling, which is what happens when bands pursue essences instead of appearances. If this is nostalgia, it is nostalgia for something more ancient and evil than old records.” – Chris Stamm, Willamette Week
Get “Surfeit of Gemütlich”!
Surfeit of Gemütlich Tracklist:
2. Sister Please
3. Occult Matters
5. The Pits
6. Not Recommended
7. Plastic Shaman
9. Spit of Liaison
10. Plantation Pudding
11. DDD (Drilling’s Drugged Doppelganger)