New York City-based duo BANGLADEAFY has deployed a new single from their impending Housefly full-length, creeping towards release in September through Nefarious Industries. The whack attack of “Bloom” has been delivered through a tripped-out roller-coaster-style visualizer video, which makes its premiere through MetalSucks.
Offers BANGLADEAFY‘s Jon Ehlers, “There’s an instrumental lead in ‘Bloom’ that became an important motif on Housefly and can be heard in multiple points throughout the album if listened to attentively. Lyrically, the song is an expression of apathy, which is referred to in the form of a ‘tar pit wormhole.’ While going through the portfolio of the animator, Joey Carlino, I became inspired by what I felt could be a fun, visual interpretation of such tar pit wormholes. In the process of reviewing drafts for this visualizer, Joey had no problem meeting my demands of ‘more grossness.'”
MetalSucks writes with the premiere, “BANGLADEAFY have long been favorites of MetalSucks, and with good reason. The NYC-based duo – drummer Atif Haq and bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers – are one of extreme music’s most innovative and original acts today. Press materials for their new album, Housefly, cite Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo as influences, and we’d argue that only scratches the surface. ‘Bloom,’ the Housefly track MetalSucks is stoked to be debuting today, is a detonation of popcorn percussions, anxious bass, and retro, menacing synths. It’s like an aggressive acid trip given aural form – and the accompanying visualizer is appropriately trippy, too.”
Take the wild plunge with BANGLADEAFY‘s “Bloom” video at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.
With the drums recorded and mixed by Mike Gatto of Gatto Records, Housefly was otherwise engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Vergara of Pancake Studios, and completed with artwork by Bryan Elkins.
Nefarious Industries will release Housefly on all digital platforms on September 18th. Find preorders at the label shop HERE and Bandcamp where “Harvest” is playing HERE.
Watch for additional videos and more from Housefly to see release over the weeks ahead.
The limitless and ever-evolving duo BANGLADEAFY – drummer Atif Haq and bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers – comes slamming back with a new beast. Housefly brings you thirteen anxiety-ridden compositions performed live on hardware synths, sample pads, and acoustic drums, and entirely abandons the electric bass acrobatics the tag team has become known for. Inspired by the human manipulation of electronic sounds, Housefly sees BANGLADEAFY revisiting influences of their youth such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo.
Marking a development in the band’s philosophy and approach to songwriting, particularly in the vocal department, Housefly embraces more personal lyricism and an uncharacteristically up-front vocal presence. In 2020, BANGLADEAFY have freed themselves of all expectation and restraint – now, anything goes.