TRACK PREMIERE: PAIR OF ARROWS “WALLS”
Blank City is the L.A. label reviving the lost tradition of roentgenizdat—the Cold War U.S.S.R. practice of cutting banned Western songs to X-Ray plates, as spotted on on eBay here!—and Pair of Arrows is vocalist (and Glitch Mob collaborator) Swan Palermo with producer and keyboardist RD White and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Burkart, a heavy presence on other Blank City releases who’s handling the drums on this particularly atmospheric lead single and title track from their coming EP. Says Palermo:
“Each song on this EP winds through its own territory, but if I were to pluck a common thread, it would be ‘the balancing act of power.’ A tightrope walk, if you will—how power transitions and morphs through connection, death, and our relationship with the world around us. Therein lies a warning, a fearless love and it’s disillusionment. Therein lies suicide and crossing over, a tragic and beautiful near-miss, and a reminder. ‘Walls’ is two stories of love and disenchantment interwoven: an epic and courageous love that burns bright but grows dark, imploding upon itself, and also the story of realizing that you’ve let a stranger live inside your home. One day they see that realization in your eyes and there is no going back.”
You can pre-order Pair of Arrows’ Walls EP here—in both digital and X-ray record versions!