Toronto psych-rockers Hot Garbage have announced their debut album, RIDE, which is set for release on October 29th via Mothland. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for its first single, “Sometimes I Go Down.”
The new single serves as the album opener, and sets the tone with a perfect balance of post-punk and krautrock. The track opens with an explosive, fuzzed out opening before launching into gritty, anthemic guitars. “Sometimes I Go Down” is an infectious, perfectly droning anthem. The accompanying video sees each member of Hot Garbage on the phone in their respective corners of the screen. Throughout the colourful clip, they eat food, do a Tarot reading, and more.
“It’s okay to feel down sometimes and need space,” guitarist and lead vocalist Alex Carlevaris says of the track. “We as people have to accept that, allow that and have a healthy and realistic idea about having shitty days, feeling like shit and still loving ourselves. Also recognizing that others around us may need it and being patient with people.”
Watch the video for “Sometimes I Go Down” below.
RIDE was produced by Holy Fuck‘s Graham Walsh and recorded at Toronto’s Palace Sound and Baskitball 4 Life. The album will see Hot Garbage blending the sounds of the 60s and 70s beneath out-of-this-world textures. RIDE will truly take you on a 33 minute journey, pulling you through cinematic, fuzzy soundscapes.
The 9-track album was mostly recorded live off the floor, capturing the infectious live energy of Hot Garbage.
Check out the tracklist for RIDE below.
01 – “Sometimes I Go Down”
02 – “Rinsed”
03 – “Shadowmaster”
04 – “She Figured It Out”
05 – “X-Ray”
06 – “Everything Stops”
07 – “Soft As Gold”
08 – “Fantasma”
09 – “Ride”
Lead photo courtesy of Alex Carre.