On November 12, Baltimore/Washington, D.C. based Burial Waves will release their new EP Holy Ground via Dark Operative. The group features members of Pianos Become the Teeth, Caverns and The Effects, and the EP was recorded and engineered by Jawbox’s J. Robbins, mixed by Shiner’s Paul Malinowski and featuring artwork from The Bronx’s Joby Ford. Today, they’ve shared new track “Cinema Shame,” a brawny post-hardcore track that merges the atmospheric density of Hum with the punk immediacy of Fugazi.
Vocalist Kyle Durfey says of the track, “The first line of the song was one of those things where it had just been floating around for me to grab, it just landed pretty effortlessly onto Ross’s riff and that’s always a starter for me, and I kind of let that navigate through and dictate the rest of the mood/song. Overall, lyrically, I was kind of playing with the idea of a relationship as a film for everyone to see. It’s just a story about having nowhere to hide your flaws behind.”
Listen to Burial Waves’ “Cinema Shame” below.
Burial Waves Holy Ground tracklist:
1. Light Heads
2. At Sea
3. The Romantic
4. Cinema Shame
5. The Guest
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