PREMIERE: Paranoia Reigns on Autre Monde’s “Brain Upon Your Pillow”

The Dublin band fronted by Paddy Hanna release a third track off their upcoming debut, The Imaginary Museum.

“Brain Upon Your Pillow” is the third single taken from The Imaginary Museum, the upcoming debut album by Dublin’s Autre Monde, to be released on Strange Brew Records. The nine tracks were crafted over sessions with Girl Band‘s Daniel Fox serving as producer.

The cryptic album title is in fact taken from a line in Fredric Jameson’s Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism: “in a world in which stylistic innovation is no longer possible, all that is left is to imitate dead styles, to speak through the masks and with the voices of the styles in the imaginary museum.”

Of the track premiering today, bassist Padraig Cooney explains, “Originally, I wrote ‘Brain Upon Your Pillow’ as a kind of Latin-y folk ballad, all finger-picked guitar. It was written in the midst of Autre Monde really finding its feet, understanding what we were as a band, and it was just natural that it would become this groove thing with a hint of desperation and drama. That Grace Jones “Pull Up to the Bumper” beat, we’d be happy to play it for hours, so the song stretches out on it a bit before taking its other turns. It’s a paranoid song, it’s about not sleeping and the threats that torment the character at night. I always picture them as some kind of huckster made good for whom the con is over. It’s Uncut Gems!”

Check out the menacing groove and sinister synths of “Brain Upon Your Pillow” below. 

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