Enlarge It's like a nu-metal Sesame Street educational song.

(hed)p.e. List a Bunch of Places They Know on New Song “Sandmine”

  • Axl Rosenberg

“Sandmine,” the new single from (hed) Planet Earth, a.k.a. (hed)p.e., a.k.a. Hed PE, a.k.a. (həd) p.e., a.k.a (Hed)pe, a.k.a.(Hed)PE, a.k.a. (awf)u.l., is nu-metal’s answer to an educational Sesame Street song: it consists mostly of frontman Jared Gomes shouting out the names of a bunch of different geographic locations amidst some other nonsense before bellowing “SCARS!” a bunch while the band plays what sounds like an old rejected Limp Bizkit demo.

Honestly, even the way these various places get name-dropped is often very weird. The very first thing Gomes shouts during the song is “Batié!”, which is the name of a town in Cameroon. Then he says a bunch of other random shit before adding “Ciao Cameroon” — except the official languages of Cameroon are French and English, not Italian. He repeatedly contrasts the state of Massachusetts with the city of Las Vegas, and complains that he’s “Caught in the wire of the concertinas on the road to Melilla,” although concertinas are not, as far as I can tell, closely associated with Melilla.

Does any of this make sense to you? ‘Cause it feels to me like Gomes wrote these lyrics while suffering from a concussion.

Listen to “Sandmine” below (if you dare) and see whatcha think.

The song is the title track from a new EP, which will be out July 23 via Suburban Noize. The band starts a tour with Dropout Kings that very same day. I don’t think anyone reading this cares, but in case you do, here are the dates (via The PRP):

07/23 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards [tickets]
07/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s [tickets]
07/25 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre [tickets]
07/27 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway [tickets]
07/28 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove [tickets]
07/29 Janesville, WI – Back Bar [tickets]
07/30 Joliet, IL – The Forge [tickets]
07/31 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel [tickets]
08/01 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory [tickets]
08/03 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag [tickets]
08/04 Kansasville, WI – LIVE @ 1175 [tickets]
08/05 Hobart, IN – Hobart Art Theater [tickets]
08/06 Ft. Wayne, IN – Rockstar Lounge [tickets]
08/07 Cleveland, OH – The Odeon [tickets]
08/08 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs [tickets]
08/10 St. Joseph, MO – Café Acoustic [tickets]
08/11 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood [tickets]
08/12 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater [tickets]
08/13 Harrison, OH – Blue Note [tickets]
08/14 Indianapolis, IL – Emerson Theater [tickets]
08/15 Saginaw, MI – The Vault [tickets]
08/18 Virginia Beach, VA – Scandals Live [tickets]
08/19 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans [tickets]
08/20 Leesburg, VA – Tally HO [tickets]
08/21 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz [tickets]
08.22 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall [tickets]
08/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse [tickets]
08/24 Altoona, PA – McGarvey’s [tickets]
08/25 Binghamton, NY – The Cave [tickets]
08/26 Chicopee, MA – Geraldines [tickets]
08/27 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall [tickets]
08/28 Frenchtown, NJ – Arties [tickets]
08/29 Pipestem, WV – Metal In The Mountains [tickets]

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