The hidden realms of Edley ODowd’s (Psychic TV, Toilet Boys) latest project, Scorpion Tea, are being unveiled. “Scarlet Misquote” is the first single from the band’s upcoming self-titled album!
The song’s construction proves to be the perfect introduction to the Scorpion Tea: from the top of the song, ODowd’s tight snare roll rushes the listener into Fern Puma’s poshly-distorted bass. Seconds later, Christian Cruz’s barbed guitar cuts in like a hot knife. Soon vocalist Anthony Diaz chimes in with his declamatory lyrics, and it’s apparent that the group is a special blend of death rock intoxication. Also accompanying the single is a new music video.
Explains the video’s director, and band vocalist Anthony Diaz:
“During our time in LA, recording the album, Edley introduced us to the whimsical, yet dead serious routines of the legendary choreographer Bob Fosse. The dancers in the piece seemed mesmerized, their strings pulled by an unseen force. I wanted to incorporate this idea with the hypnotic quality and longing breathlessness of ‘Scarlet Misquote,’ while still drawing on Scorpion Tea’s style of brightside-facing hilarity.”
“Scarlet Misquote” is the introductory glimpse into Scorpion Tea’s full-length debut, due October 27th from the visionary label GIVE/TAKE. Including the propulsive and raucous bonus “Drag on the Night” mix from labelmates DEATHDANCE — you can own, stream and share “Scarlet Misquote” now.