Video: Beware Of Darkness Howl at the moon
Los Angeles-based Beware Of Darkness are preparing to release their debut full-length album Orthodox via Bright Antenna Records.
This new power trio is made up of songwriter and guitarist Kyle Nicolaides, drummer Tony Cupito and bass general Daniel Curcio.
On first listen, Orthodox is a mindless good time aimed somewhere between the gut and a dirty dive bar. It is not, however, a thoughtless endeavour. In actual fact, it turns out it’s a (deep breath now) “heady meditation on death and its implications for the living”.
“I remember being 13 or 14 and being in school one day, and having that realisation that I’m going to die,” says frontman Nicolaides. “That’s kind of why I started writing songs and working really hard in high school. It was weird, because there was a motivation for me. I had read an article about a local girl who had just died in a car crash. You realise, that man, it could happen any time.
“The working title was Bleak,” he reveals. “It became Orthodox. I kept writing that word down in my journals. Once I finally looked up what it meant, it made sense and it fit. The first half means right and true, the second half means belief.
“I think the record is a lot about that too. About coming into awareness. You know that age where you come into awareness and you understand how the world works? ‘This is how our food supply works?’ ‘This is how government works?’ For me, it’s about that kind of thing: self-awareness, what that is, realising that you can lose people, realising that friends disappear, and understanding how things work.”
The band have a couple of shows coming up:
April 2nd – The Islington, London
April 4th – Islington Academy, London w/Everclear
Check out the video to Howl below. Reminds us a bit of Jane’s Addiction – what do you think?
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