The Sun Also Rises. Produced by Tommy Eichmann (Alex Winston), the single also serves as the first song to be lifted from the band's forthcoming five-song EP, Pour Out The Dark.
Speaking on the track, frontman Nick Williams says:
"'Matador' was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s bullfighting-as-art passages in 'The Sun Also Rises.' I was first moved by his writing while living in Paris during a semester abroad in college. Reading the novel - which is about a group of expats visiting the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain to see the running of the bulls - the idea of bullfighting as an art form rather than a sport immediately struck me. Seeing beauty and art and being mesmerized by that kind of exhibited violence stayed with me, and it was the first image that came into my head when our guitarists Sarik Kumar and Maxx Berkowitz first wrote the riff that leads the track."
Listen to "Matador" below.
To celebrate the single's release, the band will be performing at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on April 15th and presented by The Wild Honey Pie. For more info. and tickets. Click here.
Premiere via Noisey.