[Photo by Chad Kelco]
Godfathers of sludge -(16)- shared their official video for “Me And The Dog Die Together” via Decibel Magazine. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming eighth full-length Dream Squasher, set for release next month via Relapse Records.
Guitarist and lead vocalist Bobby Ferry comments,
“For this song, we didn’t look far for inspiration. We already had unbreakable eye contact, constant love, and loyalty, so all that was left was to formally propose a death pact with your dog. ‘Me And The Dog Die Together’ is just such a proposition.”
“It’s like the world’s greatest belly rub of despondency, tragedy and aural violence!”
Find previously released track, “Candy In Spanish,” HERE.
Dream Squasher will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats on June 5th. Physical packages are available for preorder via Relapse.com HERE. Digital downloads and streaming services are available HERE.
Dream Squasher is a testament to the power of loss, its every moment casting the San Diego outfit into deeper, darker depths. The tragic, violent intent in this expression won’t be lost on listeners either; at any given moment of Dream Squasher, -(16)-‘s bouldering guitars crash into each another, set atop equally pulverizing bass and drums. Thunderous riffs express equal parts melancholy and fury. For the first time in the band’s twenty-nine-year career, Dream Squasher sees Bobby Ferry stepping forward and taking the helm on lead vocals, rounding out the band with both monumental moments of singing and pained screams of pure vitriol. From standout tracks like “Candy In Spanish,” to bruisers like “Agora (Killed By A Mountain Lion)” and the mountainous melodies of “Sadlands,” Dream Squasher proves to be -(16)-‘s return to form – where riffs dominate and anger reigns supreme.
Bobby Ferry – guitar, vocals
Cris Jerue – vocals
Alex Shuster – lead guitar
Barney Firks – bass
Dion Thurman – drum