I LIKE THE NEW ISIS SONG. WAIT… I LIKE THE NEW ISIS SONG???
Regular readers of this site know full well that your editors are not fans of Isis or Neurosis. It’s not what we dislike those bands… we just don’t like ’em. Don’t see what all the fuss is about or why people go so fucking ga-ga at their mere mention. No matter how many times people we trust say “duuuude… you gotta listen again! trust me!” every time I listen again (and there have been many), I still don’t give a fuck.
So it is with extreme surprise that I report the following: I like the new Isis song.
The song is called “20 Minutes / 40 Years,” comes from the band’s forthcoming album Wavering Radiant (May 5th, Ipecac) and is currently streaming on their MySpace page. Maybe it’s the stepped-up production value (courtesy of Joe Barresi of Tool and QOTSA fame), maybe it’s the fact that this is an actual song (even at 7 minutes) as opposed to the usual rambling messes Isis pumps out (thank you again Joe Barresi). Whatever it is, it’s good. Maybe what I’m really saying is that I love Joe Barresi. And this would certainly be the truth.
Inevitably, thousands of old-school Isis fans will now come out of the woodwork saying that this new song sucks and the band has jumped the shark. So it goes.