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Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas Release New Song, Make the World a Better Place

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“Put me down where I can see you run!” Julie Christmas repeatedly howls during the epic refrain of “The Wreck of S.S. Needle” (Ms. Christmas has a talent for epic refrains featuring phrases with opaque meanings). Sorry, Julie: ain’t nobody putting this song down anytime soon.

“The Wreck of S.S. Needle,” you see, is one of the strongest tracks from Christmas and Cult of Luna’s Mariner, which is, without a doubt, one of 2016’s strongest releases to date. Yes, I know, it’s not even April yet, but other bands are gonna hafta work really hard to top Mariner.

Christmas fans should be especially pleased by “Wreck,” by the way — she’s the only person providing vocals here, ostensibly fronting Cult of Luna for the entirety of the song. And it’s one of her strongest vocal performances to date, which is really saying something, because her career does not lack strong vocal performances.

Listen to “The Wreck of S.S. Needle,” courtesy of StereogumMariner comes out April 15 on Indie.

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