Starting out as a think-tank music and art project by the meeting of two fertile and febrile minds, Collapsing Scenery began their mission in LA warehouses and basements spreading their dark and noisy electronic sound to those in the know. This week they stream Metaphysical Cops, the lead single from their debut UK EP, God’s Least Favorite scheduled for release on Metropolitan Indian Records on September 23rd.
The band are comprised of NYC guitarist Don De Vore (ex-Ink & Dagger & The Icarus Line), LA vocalist Reggie Debris and new recruit, ex-Albert Hammond Jr. collaborator Chris Colley. In a genre often lacking in lyrical bite, theirs is electro music with meaning and purpose. It flexes the head as well as the heart
“It’s a comparative examination of two modes of so-called spiritual communion, one based in love and truth, and the other in fear and violence,” explains Debris. “We recorded the track in complete darkness wearing military issue night vision goggles on a ranch in rural Texas.”
Playing their debut shows in London and Paris last month, Collapsing Scenery will return to the UK later this month for a short run of dates.
Stream the single Metaphysical Cops on Soundcloud here.
September live shows:
Fri 23rd: London – Rough Trade East
Mon 26th: London – The Jazz Cafe*
Tue 27th: Bristol – Thekla*
Wed 28th: Manchester – Deaf Institute*
* Supporting The Black Queen
EP Track list:
Theme from Fellow Travelers
Collapsing Scenery is:
Don De Vore: Guitars, keys
Reggie Debris: Lyrics/vocals/keys
Chris Colley: Drums
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