DEBUT ALBUM, VOICES IN A RENTED ROOM, RELEASED 3 MARCH IN THE UK, VIA DRAG CITY
Photo: Video still from The Killers and Me
New Bums is the grudging match-up of Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire, 200 Years, Rangda and who’s hiring?). They didn’t like each other at first, but now make sweet and sour music together over the light of the magical Sterno – and now, a video where they get closer than ever.
Channeling shades of Danzig’s Killer Wolf video and esoteric whiffs of Maya Deren and the Kuchar Brothers, the black and white video for The Killers and Me perfectly paints the sound of Old Drunk America, dancing out of the shadows, coming forth again to stand in the light, in the hopes of repopulating those sad old single-occupancy hotels before they’re all torn down.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘THE KILLERS AND ME’
Starting March 5th, Ben and Donovan will heed the call of Old Drunk America and go on an epic tour in support of their stark acoustic debut album, Voices in a Rented Room. UK and European tour dates are in the pipeline, more on those very soon.
LISTEN TO NEW BUMS’ “BLACK BOUGH”
Voices In A Rented Room tracklisting:
01. Black Bough
02. Pigeon Town
03. Your Girlfriend Might Be A Cop
04. Sometimes You Crash
05. The Killers and Me
06. Your Bullsh*t
07. It’s the Way
08. Welcome to the Navy
10. Town on the Water
11. Mother’s Favorite Hated Son
12. Cool Daughter