New Zealand post-punks Guardian Singles return with hypnotic punk anthem, “Chad and Stacey”
New Zealand post-punk group Guardian Singles return with a new album this year, Feed Me to the Doves, due out May 26 via Trouble in Mind. Today, they’ve shared the first song from the album, “Chad and Stacey,” a hard driving punk anthem with krautrock repetition underpinning its full head of fuzz. It’s a hypnotic, urgent but brief barnburner that reflects on some of the more disturbing socio-political realities of the moment.
The band said in a statement that it’s “An album about collective spiritual chaos. Some of the songs are deeply personal, some are sort of postcards – scribbled while watching the dregs of a delirious culture war play out through broken smartphones and praline vape clouds.”
They added about their new song, “CHAD AND STACEY is about someone unraveling in the man-o-sphere. The guy who ran down and killed all those people in Toronto who called those at the top of the sexual food chain ‘Chads’ and ‘Staceys’.”
Hear “Chad and Stacey” below.
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