Gang Of Youths shared a surprise four-song EP titled “Immolation Tape,” which includes three new songs from “Angel In Realtime,” as well as a cover of Wilco’s “Shot In The Arm.”
Released today (May 20), this effort is considered part of SiriusXM’s Spectrum session which the Australian band performed back in March. It’s a big section on sound, focusing on resounding grand pianos, dry plucked guitars, and soaring violins.
The Gang Of Youths cover of ‘Shot In The Arm’ was released after the March session. It’s a fitting cover, based on the lyrical themes explored on the Gang Of Youths’ recent third album , ‘Angel In Realtime’ – a concept album about the life of frontman Dave Le’aupepe’s late father – as well as the influence Le’aupepe made from Wilco in creating the new album.
As for the ‘Angel In Realtime’ alternative tracks, the EP features light, atmospheric reinterpretations of ‘In The Wake Of Your Leave’, ‘Forbearance’ and ‘Spirit Boy’.
Listen to ‘Immolation Tape’ in full below:
In a press statement regarding the surprise release of ‘Immolation Tape’, the Gang Of Youths said they “just wanted to burst out laughing about it”.
Gang Of Youths is currently on their ‘Angel In Realtime’ support tour – which landed back in February via Mosy/Sony – with their North American leg continuing tonight (May 20) at Las Vegas – find tickets here.
Last Thursday (May 12), they performed an impromptu sound set in Philadelphia after a “serious electrical problem” made it impossible for the band’s planned concert. before. On the day of the performance, the band shared a statement on their social media explaining that one of their ensemble members received “severe electric shock” during a sound check at the concert hall. place.
In the four-star review of ‘Angels in Real Time’, NME’s Rhys Buchanan writes: “’Angel In Realtime’ not only serves as a stirring tribute to Le’aupepe’s late father, but it is also a successful exploration of love and life. living.
“Although these indie rocks have been explored before, with ruthless honesty in their healing process, Gang Of Youths have produced some of their finest work to date. ‘Angel In Realtime’ is unmistakably a mainstage album, but it shines through with its closeness and realism from every angle. “
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