by tom johnson
Perhaps the most grandiose sub-three minute track you’ll hear all year, Left & Right today unveil ‘Trail Song’, the second single released that precedes their mid-September released new record, The Yips. Following hot on the heels of the previously-heard ‘Sleep Show’, the new track once again finds the Philadelphia quartet in fiery form, powering their way through a series of choppy waters and shifting, volatile landscapes.
Perhaps such unsteady parameters make more sense when you learn that the band’s new album was again recorded with Justin Pizzoferratto, lauded for his work with Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth and Speedy Ortiz, to name but a few. Fully in control of their own destiny, however, Left & Right present a distinct and unruly noise on ‘Trail Song’, the track bursting in to life, with a brash hammer-blow of guitar, and simply never pausing for breath from that point on. “To drink until I’m full is not enough,” they bellow, as the whole thing is ramped up for the cacophonous chorus that shapes the entire track.
Speaking of the track, the band said the following: “This is about choosing to make the same mistakes over and over again. Climate change. Humans acting against their own self-interest, often knowingly. This time characterised by gluttony and waste, selfishness. More specifically alcoholism.”
Wide in scope, with a menacing undercurrent that drags even the most casual listener in to the heart of the story, the new track is streaming below from today. Check it out, and follow the links below to pre-order the full record today.
Pre-order ‘The Yips’ LP here