Weeping Icon have announced their debut EP ‘Eyeball Under,’ which is set for release on July 14th via Fire Talk / Kanine Records on 12″ vinyl/cass/digital. Take a listen to the lead single, Jail Billz, via Spotify below.
The band explains…“Jail Billz” is about street harassment and taking the power back from the aggressor. When someone approaches you in a public setting and comments on your presence, demanding a particular response, it’s a form of bullying. They’re making space for their desires, opinions, and ego, but your privacy and comfort levels aren’t considered at all, which is enough to make anyone feel humiliated and insecure over their own safety. “Jail Billz” is a response to that. It’s about acting more frightening than the person doing the harassing, and making them feel as unsafe as they make us feel. We’re not kidding around—we’re frustrated, angry, and unified. But ending this isn’t simply to retaliate; it’s to demand recompense: “If you touch me and I have to fight you, you’re paying for my jail bills.”
More about Weeping Icon? Weeping Icon is an experimental noise punk band based in Brooklyn, NY. All four members are long-time vets to the DIY Brooklyn music scene (former & current bands ADVAETA, Lutkie, Mantismass, Warcries, Water Temples), and they are breaking new ground with their explosive take on the traditional rock configuration. Their live show is immense and energetic; their addictive combination of searing riffs & rhythms, fearless vocals and thrillingly unexpected sounds – delivered through heaps of hair and controlled feedback – is expertly crafted into an enveloping landscape that doesn’t let up from start to finish. Their anticipated debut EP ‘Eyeball Under’ will be joint released July 14th, 2017 via Kanine Records and Fire Talk Records.
2. Jail Billz
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7. Teeth (& a handbag)