Hear a new song from Western Mass. post-punks Landowner, “Witch Museum”
On July 21, Massachusetts’ Landowner release their fourth album Escape the Compound via Born Yesterday. And today they’ve shared the first single from the album, “Witch Museum.” The song is a taut, driving, post-punk song that feels like it’s about to snap at any moment, but maintains that tension for its three and a half minutes, ultimately climaxing in a juxtaposition of twitchy immediacy and hypnotic melodicism.
Singer Dan Shaw said about the song in a statement, “Witch Museum is the album opener. On our albums I usually want the needle-drop to be an instantaneous ripper, and to me this does the job. The lyrics are an abstract collage of dark Massachusetts historical imagery, foreshadowing the album’s themes of narcissistic and cult manipulation.”
Hear “Witch Museum” below, and pre-order the new album here.
Landowner Escape the Compound tracklist:
- Witch Museum
- Heat Stroke
- Swimmer of Note
- Victim of a Narcissist’s Tactics
- Escape the Compound
- Beyond the Darkened Library
- Thousands of Years in Fast Forward
- Damning Evidence
- Slow Tactics
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.
this is exactly a song and the picture is so good to look at always loved trees always will what a tight band