White Lung | 04/23/14

Image: White Lung Snake Jaw

White Lung hit us with another ripper, "Snake Jaw" which is included as the B-Side to their Drown With The Monster 7” which is out next Tuesday,
April 29, 12014 on Domino Recording Co.

"Snake Jaw" is also featured on White Lung’s upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 17, 2014.

Rookie Magazine had the lead with the track and spoke to Mish Way about the song’s themes:

“That song’s about body dysmorphia and its residuals. I feel like I there are two women battling in my head sometimes: my completely confident self who can tell anyone to fuck off at the flick of a finger, and this other woman who hates herself, her body, and her mind, not because she actually hates herself, but because she has been told by her culture to hate herself for not being MORE, BETTER, THINNER, PRETTIER. Being crippled by a hatred for your own body—why? How did that happen to our fucking culture?”

Their third full-length album, Deep Fantasy, proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears the hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)

After a year plus of near constant touring behind last album, Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia with producer Jesse Gander (who also worked on both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction ("Drown With The Monster"), body dysmorphia ("Snake Jaw") and sexual dynamics ("Down It Goes") amongst other dinner table topics.  Kenneth, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

Deep Fantasy will be available to pre-order. 1,000 limited edition LPS (WIGLP335X) Coke Bottle Clear vinyl with a 9"x24" folded screen-printed poster will be available, plus 50 randomly selected fans will receive a fanzine designed by the band. This will be available through Domino Mart and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The new White Lung 7" single "Drown With The Monster" is available digitally (RUG548D) and will be available on limited edition 7" (RUIG548) on April 29, 2014 via Domino Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE.

White Lung 2014 Live Dates:

05-10 - Coalition, The Great Escape Festival - Brighton, UK
05-11 - Louisiana - Bristol, UK
05-13 - Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
05-14 - Magnet - Berlin, Germany
05-15 - Futrum - Prague, Czech Rep
05-16 - Arena at Dreiraum - Vienna, Austria
05-17 - Strom - Munich, Germany
05-18 - 1210 - Stuttgart, Germany
05-20 - MTC - Cologne, Germany
05-21 - DB’s - Utrecht, Holland
05-22 - 100 Club - London, UK
05-26 - Gold Sounds Fest - Leeds, UK
06-25 - Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
06-26 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
06-27 - Le Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
06-28 - The Garrison - Toronto, ON
07-25 - Fuji Rock Festival - Niigata, Japan