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Captain Keith Pierce Sniffs Phantom Glue

  • Axl Rosenberg

Phantom Glue - A War of Light Cones

“Captain Keith Pierce,” the new song from Phantom Glue, hits that weird sweet spot between feel-good and feel-bad music. A recurring, 70s-flavored guitar lick is both melodious and melancholy, and while the Scott Kelly-esque vocal performance is burly and furious, the drums and bass have kind of a spring in their step. These dudes would be right at home on tour with Mastodon.

They explain the title thusly…

“It’s from the perspective of a character landing in America in Colonial times. It’s about a legend that anything buried in the soil will evenually come back in another form. Cryptids turning into Sasquatch, for example. Essentially anything buried is a seed – ‘to be buried is to be born’…”

…which confuses me a little, because I thought that the Sasquatch was a cryptid. But I get the gist of it, and the song rocks, so whatever I guess.

Stream “Captain Keith Pierce” below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges. It will appear on Phantom Glue’s A War of Light Cones, which comes out July 16 on Black Market Activities.

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