Premiere: Curses – Fortify (Wrong Era)

Short Story

Alligator-skin boots kicked up dust as he stepped off his ride. Red rocks scattered as he strode toward the rusty warehouse. A spider scuttled into the shade of the only tree around.

He tried to open the door quietly, but the handle broke off in his hand and the door swung open with a sarcastic creaky scream.

A whole room of the fuckers turned to look at the siren sound announcing his presence. They were hunched over what looked like the leftovers of a… A split tongue forked at him in excitement. Hungry eyes got up and advanced.

Time to run!

Review

A rough chugging beat and big-rock guitar licks call for dance moves of both double-fist-pump and air-guitar caliber. Double air-guitar!

There’s gritty sand grinding between grit teeth in the bass textures, with zapping synths shooting across them – and this track gets really fun with the wacky contrast between those, the bongo rhythms, and the you-can’t-be-serious B-movie lines.

While wearing studded leather jackets in the outback ala Mad Max might seem silly to the cynic, it’s evocative in its own style, unashamed like the greasy slick of a rockabilly handshake.

Fortify is the A1 track of Curses’ EP So Strange, the 8th release on Wrong Era.

Release date 11-02-2019, preorder here

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