Published Aug 15, 2016Mike le Riche's former Darcys bandmates may be prepping their Centerfold LP for release this fall, but his latest project Fake Palms will be serving up some new material of their own before then.
The Toronto-based unit will follow up last year's self-titled effort with a new EP titled Heavy Paranoia. It's set to arrive on September 30 through local label Buzz Records.
Since the last release, WISH's Kyle Connolly has joined the lineup on bass, and he makes his presence in the band heard loud and clear on the single "Collar Bone."
Speaking to Stereogum, le Riche explained that the song is a reaction to the anxiety-inducing politics and technology that permeate modern culture.
"I can't fully describe how afraid I am to live in the modern world," he said. "It is a frightening time to be alive and I often think that we're living in the opening monologue of a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie. We're setting ourselves up for collapse environmentally and economically, and have some of the greatest minds in the world warning us over and over again, but we're obsessed with iPhone apps, memes, and cheap gas. Donald Trump will become president and open racism and hate won't just be allowed it will be enforced. Where's my own private island? I want the fuck out of here."
Hear that get translated into more musical language by giving "Collar Bone" a listen below. Just scroll past the Heavy Paranoia tracklisting and hit play.
1. Collar Bone