Brooklyn, New York-based indie/alt-rock duo Locations releases a new single, “Trickle,” a track from their forthcoming EP, STOP THE MONEY, set for release on October 18. “Trickle” is an anthem in support of the modern American Labor movement and a call to tax the ultra-wealthy.
In the band’s words, “The song is about corporate greed, capitalism, class solidarity, and taxing the rich.”
The duo, made up of guitarist/vocalist Niko Rummell and drummer/vocalist Thomas Whidden, are both Teamsters Local 817 Location Scouts for film and TV, which not only accounts for their name – Locations – but means they are part of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes presently occurring.
“Trickle” opens on a dark guitar riff flowing into a rhythm seething with potent, rumbling percussion, giving the tune heavy energy akin to early Black Sabbath. Taut, penetrating vocals imbue the lyrics with strident urgency and passion, followed by a searing guitar solo leading into gang-like vocal harmonies.
Drenched in tense, revolutionary oomph, there’s a frayed-wire edge to the song, implacable and empirical, enveloping the harmonics in the feeling of fiery frustration with the status quo.
With “Trickle,” Locations express the sentiments of ordinary people who find themselves under the boot of the plutocracy.
Run Time: 2:59
Release Date: September 20, 2023
Record Label: Independent