Last year, Asheville, North Carolina–based rockers Wednesday broke out into indie notoriety with their album Twin Plagues. Today, they've shared that the release springboarded them to a signing with Dead Oceans, along with unveiling the pulverizing and deliriously good single "Bull Believer." It's a track that seems like it's lived countless lives and still won't seem to give in to any kind of end—in fact, I had to make sure it wasn't on repeat four minutes in, as my stunted attention span was shocked to not be bored by a track that nears the nine minute mark.
As the song revs toward its end, Karly Hartzman lets out an ostensibly soul-extinguishing howl. Then, like a ghost, Hartzman returns with an acoustic guitar for one final time in a gossamer tone: "Finish him." “This song is an excuse for me to scream on stage, an outlet for the anger and sadness that has been collected by the current and past versions of myself,” Hartzman shared. “An offering to myself of a brief moment of release from being tolerant of the cruelty of life: feels like cutting my hair to let go of the history it holds.”
Watch the Josh Finck–directed video for the song below.