TRACK PREMIERE: GIANT KILLER BATS “LONELY IN LOVE, DEAD IN HEAVEN”
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McKoy Kirgo was once frontman of Talk In Tongues, but now he’s leading the new outfit Giant Killer Bats, who deliver us this dreamy sneak-peek of their coming EP. Kirgo’s “Lonely in Love, Dead In Heaven” has a little Oasis-style BritPop, a little of the Cure’s melancholy and maybe even a little Byrds-ian balladry, especially when Grady Kinnoin (of the Sons of the Southwest) unfurls that pedal steel. Either way, it’d have fit as nicely deep on the b-side of some undersung Creation Records LP back in the 90s as it does now as part of Giant Killer Bats’ debut Bats 1 EP on the cusp of the summer of 2019. It’s got that feeling of possibilities just starting to open up, in the sound and the sentiment both. As Kirgo says: “I think that when you’re involved in something toxic, it’s easy to let yourself become manipulated. You allow that poisonous thing to run you through, and you can lose your grasp on whats real and what you’ve been made to believe. This song’s about that.” “Lonely” has Bryan De Leon (of the Drums and Albert Hammond Jr.) on drums backing Kirgo and Kinnoin, and was recorded in part at Palmquist Studios and produced (with some recording) by Jake Munk.