Hello, friends!We're thrilled to share VAMPIRE with you today, the fourth chapter of our forthcoming album MASS (out September 29th)! The video premiered in Decibel yesterday! VAMPIRE is the sludge R&B song in 7 you didn't know you needed, a boundary song about the kind of person who tries to take on your whole identity and then lashes out when you don't let them. About the song, Buick says:
“There was a season at the end of my time in Boston where I was being turned into The Problem by someone who wanted to control me and couldn’t; it was a moment where I could have played small and gone along with what she wanted, as I had once done. But I didn’t. I played big. I kept what was mine instead of giving it away—which included parts of my identity. And while the result was a scorched earth reality that impacts my sense of self to this day, it also ended the whole thing. I learned a valuable lesson in that season: don’t fuel the narcissists. Keep your power for yourself. It’s what they hate. And if they’re going to drag your character out in front of everyone you know, you might as well burn it all down for the warmth.”
The story is told in more detail in Buick's essay collection we're publishing alongside the album. Pre-order both here!
08.19 - Warren, OH @ Modern Methods Brewing Co.
08.20 - Columbus, OH @ Dirty Dungarees
08.22 - Champaign, IL @ The Space
08.23 - Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
08.24 - Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s
08.25 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
10.01 - Gainesville, GA @ Blackstrap Rock Hall
10.05 - Asheville, NC @ The Odd
10.06 - Raleigh, NC @ Ruby Deluxe
10.07 - Richmond, VA @ Get Tight Lounge
10.08 - Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
10.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Century
10.12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Squirrel Hill Sports Bar
10.13 – Baltimore, MD @ The Undercroft
10.14 - West Akron, OH @ Buzzbin
10.15 - Kalamazoo, MI @ The Run Off
10.21 - Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s
10.25 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11.02 - Reno, NV @ Alturas Bar
11.03 - Portland, OR @ Azoth Space
11.04 - Vancouver, BC @ Black Lab
11.05 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
11.08 - San Francisco, CA
11.10 - Long Beach, CA @ Supply & Demand
11.11 - Palmdale, CA @ Transplants Brewing Co.
11.12 - San Diego, CA @ Til-Two Club
11.17 - Houston, TX @ Kickback Bar
We hope you love VAMPIRE! Thanks so much for being here! We appreciate it more than you know!
Yours in autonomy and loud riffs,
Buick & Jerry, FC