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MONEY Swirl Into Oblivion With ‘All My Life’

This Friday, the Manchester-formed dream-rock trio MONEY will be releasing their sophomore album, Suicide Songs. The deliberately languid collection entrances like prime Spacemen 3 and Galaxie 500 — frontman Jamie Lee is a dead ringer for the latter’s Dean Wareham on a couple tracks — with a little bit of the spaced-out Stones balladry of ’90s Primal Scream. It’s a gently droning LP that sounds halfway between waking up and descending into oblivion.

The band isn’t downplaying the extreme drama of the album’s title — which singer/songwriter Lee says was inspired by a period of drunkenness and ill mental health after his 2014 return to London — but hopes it doesn’t come off as entirely fatalistic. “I wanted the album to sound like it was ‘coming from death’ which is where these songs emerged,” Lee explains. “But we don’t want it to come across just in a negative way. We don’t want to glorify mental illness either… above all else, I’m just trying to project and portray a poetic truth.”

Today, the group shares “All My Life,” a spiraling power ballad awash in guitars, strings, and Lee’s despairing falsetto, crying on the refrain, “All my life I’ve been searching for something / So I always ended up with nothing.” Listen to the heart-crushing track here, and look for MONEY’S Suicide Songs on January 29 on Bella Union.