French rock duo SINNER SINNERS will release their third full-length album, entitled Optimism Disorder, on March 7, 2017 via Cadavra Records. Optimism Disorder burns with a neurotic post-punk brightness, further influenced by the intensity of early ’80s hardcore fused with an incendiary ’70s goth punk ethos.
Today, SINNER SINNERS released a third new track from Optimism Disorder, entitled “Celexa Blues”, via a behind-the-scenes studio and touring footage-focused music video. The track is carried by a charging blues riff with a heavy rock twist, and was one of the last songs written before the album was recorded with producer Adam Greenspan (Refused, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave). The track also features a dizzying flute solo by the band’s good friend, multi-talented instrumentalist Jesse Hughes of Eagles Of Death Metal.
Watch the video and read commentary about “Celexa Blues” and Optimism Disorder exclusively via Revolver Magazine: http://www.revolvermag.com/
As touched upon with the previously released tracks from Optimism Disorder (“California” and “Last Drop“), the album’s 11 tracks illustrate a dynamic and relatable portrait of social hypocrisy, depression, personal anxiety and paranoia inspired by suffocating reality, duplicitous relationships, fluctuating political climate and tragedy. “Celexa Blues” further broaches these subjects, focusing primarily on the latter.
As told to Revolver, frontman Steve Thill states, “This track is about what happens in one’s mind in a state of fear, hearing voices or things, insomnia, when paranoia takes over and your mind is playing tricks on you to a point where you can’t quite perceive reality. The musicians/our friends involved have already said most of what can be said, so I won’t go into it with respect to them-but I will say that while we didn’t originally intend at all for the album or this track to touch upon the events at Bataclan in 2015 (a club everyone in the Paris music scene, including us, frequented), it did end up having a huge impact on this record because we were writing and recording when it happened…
… in the video, we chose to sync this dark story of ours with some of the moments that we remember as a band that bring us happiness. The ‘Celexa Blues’ video shows some of our favorite moments from recent tours and in the studio, Rancho De La Luna, recording ‘Optimism Disorder.'”
Thill describes to Revolver how “Celexa Blues” guest musician Jesse Hughes came to be on the track, “We met Jesse during our first year living in Los Angeles after we moved from France several years ago… the entire time it was always the plan that he would make a guest appearance on our next album. We knew it had to be something unusual, so we started looking into different instruments. He happens to be a very good flute player so it was a perfect fit, especially for this song.”
Optimism Disorder is available for pre-order in digital and CD formats here. In addition, Optimism Disorder will also be available on limited edition, colored 12-inch vinyl via Last Hurrah Records in North America. Visit www.lasthurrahrecords.com to order your vinyl copy. European fans can order their vinyl via Left Front Door Records here.
The LP was recorded at Rancho de La Luna in Joshua Tree, California (mostly known for giving birth to the Desert Sessions and recording artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Kyuss, Arctic Monkeys), assorted Los Angeles hide-outs, and engineered in Clermont-Ferrand France. In addition to featuring production from Adam Greenspan, Optimism Disorder also features additional production from Thomas Bellier (Spindrift, Blaak Heat), mixing by Pascal Mondaz in France and mastering by Simon Capony at Basalte Studio. The album also features further engineering by Nic Jodoin (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and Jon Russo.
Optimism Disorder track listing:
1. Last Drop
3. Desperation Saved Me…
5. Hate Yourself
8. Together We Stand
9. I Had Too Much To Dream (written by Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz, as performed by the Electric Prunes)
11. Celexa Blues (feat. Jesse Hughes of Eagles Of Death Metal)
SINNER SINNERS have shared the stage with bands such as Refused, The Sonics, Black Flag and have opened for Eagles Of Death Metal in the US and on their European tour. Right now, the band is on tour in France and the United Kingdom. See below for a full listing of dates:
SINNER SINNERS On Tour :
Feb 25 Romans Sur IsÈre, France @ Cité de la Musique
Feb 26 Clermont Ferrand, France @ le Raymond
Mar 01 Bolton, United Kingdom @ Alma Inn
Mar 02 London, United Kingdom @ Black Heart w/ Nick Oliveri
Mar 03 Besançon, France @ Bar De L’u
Mar 04 Strasbourg, France @ Molodoï
Mar 06 Roubaix, France @ Bar Live
Mar 07 Nantes, France @ Scène Michelet
Mar 08 Paris, France @ La Meca w/ Nick Oliveri
SINNER SINNERS is:
Steve Thill: Lead Vocals, guitars, bass and keys
Sam Thill: Keys and vocals
Also on Optimism Disorder:
Jason Blaustein: Drums
Macy Mullen: Lead guitar
Jesse Hughes: Flute
Michael Amster: Drums on tracks 3 and 9
Ben Palmer: Guitar on tracks 3 and 9
Celine Royer: vocals
Mike McCrary and Balloonski: Backing vocals
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