Canadians Dead Tired have released a brand new single, “Predatory Loans”, from their upcoming album, Satan Will Follow You Home.
The furious new trail highlights the epidemic of unethical payday lending establishments. “Predatory Loans” delivers an all-out assault of anger and aggression, tapping into the heightened social, economic and political unrest engulfing a growing percentage of the planet.
The track is the band’s second offering from the record, following previously released double singles: “Domestic” and “New World Pigs”. The self-produced album features 10 relentless new tracks and is available July 8 via New Damage Records.
Stream “Predatory Loans” here and below:
Dead Tired is fronted by Alexisonfire vocalist George Pettit, who also takes on the role of lead lyricist. “For a while, it seemed like every time a business went bankrupt in Hamilton, it was replaced by a dodgy payday loan,” says Pettit. “Downtown was littered with these greedy little establishments trying to squeeze as much money as possible out of desperate people. One was offering free slices of pizza with a payday loan. disgusted to write the lyrics.
“We really dove into the production of this one,” says Franz Stefanik, noting the freedom they had to experiment with sound while recording at their Hamilton HQ – dubbed the “Deadquarters” – with Marco Bressette. , a decorated engineer and producer, at the helm. . “We spent more time going through different guitar, amp and pedal setups and getting everything mic right than we did tracking, and I think it shows.”
Dead Tired’s relentless musical onslaught is best defined by contrasts and contradictions, existing in the ether between opposing forces and foiled ideas.
“I think we’re really getting into our own sound with this one,” says Stefanik. “When we started we didn’t really have any goals or ambitions other than playing music and having fun, but things are starting to get more serious and everyone is really excited about it. Our writing evolves and we start to wear our influences a little more on our sleeves.
Satan Will Follow You Home covers a wider sonic spectrum than anything we’ve heard from the quintet, consisting of Stefanik, fellow guitarist Marco Bressette, bassist Nick Ball, Pettit and new drummer Theo McKibbon.
That’s not to say they’ve moved away from the chaotic, combustible energy of their past work; instead, they distilled it, made it exponentially more powerful, and used it as a foothold to explore ever more ambitious styles and sounds. On a solid base inspired by early Converge and Cave-In, Kyuss and Dead Kennedys, we get everything from sickly saxophone hits to stacked vocal harmonies.
The band yearns to return to clubbing fans with their flamboyant and hard-hitting live shows – something which Stefanik says weighed heavily on their minds while recording thanks to the global pandemic which has forced them into a waiting pattern. temporary. “It felt like such a big defeat,” he adds, “so making this album became our distraction and a big motivation to maintain our creativity and our life.”
Needless to say, they can’t wait to return to any stage that has them, from major international festivals to packed clubs who first confirmed they were onto something special in 2014.
“It’s so good to have new material, new programming, and the excitement that comes with being able to replay shows,” Stefanik said in closing. “We’re thrilled to have rekindled that spark to the point where, really, it feels like a whole new band.”
A group of seasoned scene veterans who released a career-defining record, invigorated by the liveliness of a new band? Yet another example of Dead Tired thriving in a place between opposites, adhering to no agenda or rules outside of their own.
Satan Will Follow You Home Track List:
“Show me a sign”
“Palace of the Tyrants”
“New World Pigs”
“To get old”
“New World Pigs”:
(Photo – Nick Ball)