Passing years and more success can soften the hardest of bands, but that’s not the case for White Lung judging by their new single. “Drown With the Monster” finds the Vancouver punks literally thrashing against their vices, as if old habits can die hard if you bombard them with enough screaming and force-of-nature guitars.
“I was looking at these pieces by Andrea Mary Marshall in The New Inquiry,” said singer Mish Way in a statement, “and there was this quote from her, ‘Toxic Women are toxic to themselves. They are Tragic Heroines who blow dry their own wounds. I aspire to be the opposite.’ This song is about kicking habits and running away with a new distraction. It’s a song about my two biggest vices, but I’d rather drown with the monster than blow dry my wounds.”
The single, the band’s first for new label Domino, is out digitally now and you can pre-order the 7-inch, out April 29, here. As of now, they only have two American tour dates on the books, both in New York: St. Vitus on June 25 and Mercury Lounge on June 26.