Atlanta post-punk outfit CDSM (short for Celebrity Death Slot Machine) are back with their brooding new single, “Concrete.”
The track comes from their upcoming debut EP, Hell Stairs, out April 29th via Mothland and EXAG’ Records. “Concrete” is equal parts glamour and bleak. CDSM want you to dance your way through the pain on this postmodern anthem, which boasts pulsing synths and killer saxophone lines.
“In ‘Concrete,’ the world is literally and metaphorically crumbling around you,” a press release explains. It goes on to reveal that it’s “hedonism clinking in your glass, change jingling in the pit of your chest.”
Listen to “Concrete” below.
CDSM is made up of former members of Material Girls, Neighbor Lady, Mothers, and Rose Hotel.
In addition to “Concrete,” Hell Stairs features the previously released “GFH.” “GFH” sees CDSM trying to bring some relief to our existential pain with some postmodern disco. The track is a brooding, pulsing tune that sees CDSM offering up a smooth beat to dance to. The accompanying video is a psychedelic animated clip that follows an animal working out in a jail cell. As the video progresses, the animal makes their way through a city, joined by friends and love interests.
Today’s release, “Concrete,” fits perfectly with “GFH.” Both tracks channel disco rhythms and darkwave sensibilities that are sure to get you dancing.
“Let’s abandon ourselves to soothing rhythm sections, fierce saxophone flurries and manic synth modulations, as we’re told about the wonders of hedonism.”