If you’re going to pick a single from Saint Vitus‘ forthcoming Lillie: F-65 — their first new studio album in 17 years; review here — you can’t go wrong with opener “Let Them Fall.” In the tradition of landmark Vitus album-starters “Born too Late” and their eponymous cut from the 1984 album that shared its (and their) name, “Let Them Fall” is anthemic in its misery. The song force-feeds you its pace, and it’s a great setup for what the rest of Lillie: F-65 has to offer, which even when it gets faster or slower, has no mercy when it comes to depressive weight.
The clip for “Let Them Fall” premiered yesterday, and I put it in the news forum as well, but I thought it warranted Wino Wednesday reiteration, not the least because Wino‘s vocals sound so killer atop those Dave Chandler riffs. Look for an interview in the coming weeks with Chandler in which he talks about — among other things — the fact that the band are all spread out geographically. I assume that’s the reason neither he, nor Wino, bassist Mark Adams, nor drummer Henry Vasquez actually appear in the clip. Fair enough. For a lot of people it’s still the first new audio they’re hearing from Lillie: F-65, so even if you don’t get the band playing along, it’s a pretty momentous occasion.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the song if you have any, and either way, thanks for reading and listening and all that good stuff.
Happy Wino Wednesday:
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