Heading down that old
black river on Feb. 10…
By Blurt Staff
Mixmasters Bomb The Bass teamed up with Mark Lanegan for the
song “Black River” on their recent album Future Chaos and the tune is due out now as a digital single on
Feb. 10 from !K7. It’s to include Gui Boratto, Maps, Patrice Bäumel, and you
can stream it or nab a free download HERE.
There’s also a striking video for the song – see it at the
bottom of this page. Directed by Corin Hardy, is depicts a masked character
dragging a suggestively sized package toward the titular river leading up to a
reveal at the end. A behind the scenes feature on the making of the video
is available at the band’s MySpace.
River” is the third single from Future Chaos. Lanegan of course has
a long pedigree.With his band the Screaming Trees, alongside Greg Dulli in the
Gutter Twins, as a (brief) member of Queens of the Stone Age and on his own, Lanegan has long been one of
contemporary rock music’s most recognizable voices. His baritone holds the
center of “Black River” as waves of Moog well around him and scratchy
percussion echoes the gravel in his purr. For an act as essentially British as
Bomb the Bass, the song carries an unmistakable whiff of classic Americana,
from synths that slide like pedal steel to Lanegan’s knack for channeling the
Man in Black himself. But there’s nothing kitsch or forced about it: this
electro whirlwind cuts slowly and steadily across a landscape of its own
making, carrying you firmly in its sandpaper grip.