As upstate New York’s WALKING BOMBS prepares to release the dynamic new Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queensfull-length through Nefarious Industries later this month, BrooklynVegan is hosting a premiere of the album’s title track, which features Nate Kelley (Laterals, ex-Coheed And Cambria).
WALKING BOMBS’ Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens is an album about the riddle of identity in the modern world, the fight for authenticity and the horrors of an empathy-free online culture, society, and planet. It is about self-exploration as liberation, being multi-gender, and about defeating partial pictures that lead to often willfully badly drawn conclusions.
Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens was recorded in Saugerties, New York, with creator Morgan Y. Evans performing vocals and bass, with contributions of acoustic guitar and trombone. The record was engineered, mixed, and mastered by producer Jay Andersen (Surmiser) who performs guitars, drums, and keyboards. The record also features guest performances from Dava She Wolf (Star & Dagger, Cycle Sluts From Hell), Alison Babylon (The Beautiful Bastards, Oblivion Grin), Elizabeth “Le Fey” Gomez (Globelamp), Jem Violet, Nate Kelley (Shabutie, Laterals, PPSP), David Brenner (Gridfailure), Kentro, and Justin Pierrot (Stormland), and is completed with cover art by Julie Catona (Future Illustrations).
With the premiere of WALKING BOMBS’ “Observation Deck/Sphinges, Sibling Selves and Queens,” BrooklynVegan writes of the song, “it’s a nearly eight-minute song that pulls sounds from the past three decades of post-hardcore.”
Evans offers, “I had the heavy end riff written and all the lyrics but nothing else and my dear friend Nate Kelley of Laterals — mostly known for his ‘Delerium Trigger’ and ‘33’ contributions on drums on Coheed And Cambria’s The Second Stage Turbine Blade debut — came to the studio and helped arrange the rest of it. Nate crushed beers and then played all the instruments; a juggernaut. We share love for bands like Hum and Deftones, so I trusted him 100 percent.
I identify as multi-gender at this point, after a lot of research, therapy and trans groups and not feeling quite like what other people were discussing wrapped up my experiences similarly in a bow. This tune really is about feeling ok venting the anger at having to constantly justify to others that you don’t process things the same way…”
Stream the new WALKING BOMBS track at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.
Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens will see release on all digital formats via Nefarious Industries on August 23rd. Find preorders at Bandcamp where “Pisces Rising Shine” and “Body Lights” are also streaming HERE.
Watch for additional audio and video premieres for the album to be posted in the days ahead.
WALKING BOMBS is the brainchild of one Morgan Y. Evans, formerly of Divest and Antidote 8. Located in the Woodstock area of New York, the outfit has been in existence for nearly a decade, created by Evans as a solo or collaborative outlet for his music while between full-time bands which eventually became his primary musical focus and outlet. A cross-genre project which melds ‘90s alternative groove, folk anthems, raging antipunk, and bits of everything in between, the act propagates socio-political change, advocating for free thought and equal rights. The spirit of classic Americana singer-songwriters fueled with an energetic punk pulse is centered around Evans’ penetrating, melodic vocals.
Having yielded multiple independent albums, singles, an EP, collaborations, and more in the time since its inception, most recently, WALKING BOMBS released the diverse Suicide By Citizenship collaborative album with labelmate act Gridfailure, which featured musicians from the likes of Tad, Kylesa, All Out War, Built To Spill, Surmiser, Globelamp, Full Scale Riot, Megalophobe, and more. Just a few months later, the outfit presents Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens.