Phoenix experimental sludge/post metal band Sorxe have previewed their new album Matter & Void with a stream of the crushing new track “Distraction Party.” The album was recorded and co-produced by Matt Bayles who has worked with Russian Circles and Botch.
Guitarist, vocalist and synth player Tanner Crace commented, “Distraction Party’ is one of our favorite songs to play live as it’s a little more up-tempo and different than our other songs. It was one of those songs that just came together so fast and everything kind of locked into place within a few hours! Lyrically it ties into some of the other themes on the album, about an internal struggle with oneself. The absurd struggle with getting older and still maintaining a twenty-year-old’s party lifestyle verses challenging your energy towards more productive efforts. It’s a daily balancing act to stay sane in this world.”
Drummer and backing vocalist Shane Ocell added, “In many ways as I feel like we stepped out of ‘our norm’ for a bit on this track, then it pummels and has feeling. The intro builds then twists and turns you along the way telling the story. The ending to me is like a heart beating towards the end of life (bass drum/feedback/bass) then it wakes up and gives you another chance.”