“Cult Leader,” the latest song to be released from Powerman 5000’s forthcoming record New Wave, may not be as immediately catchy as first single “Sid Vicious in a Dress,” but it’s still got quite a hook. It also follows the band’s tried-and-true formula of repeating the same lines over and over a lot interspersed with “Hey!” and “Let’s Go!” In short: it’s a Powerman 5000 song!
The video is entertaining, too, a collage of clips of famous leaders both historical and fictional doing what leaders do: placate the people.
And yeah, I’m now more convinced than ever that the ’90s industrial revival is here. (Even if this particular track is is closer to the Sex Pistols than Nine Inch Nails)
New album New Wave arrives October 27th via Pavement Entertainment; pre-order here.