Uniform Paint a Portrait of Alcoholism on New Single “Shame”

The clamorous Brooklyn trio release the tile track from their new LP, out September 11.

Noise-rock icons Uniform have unveiled the title track from their forthcoming album Shame. It’s a nightmare in the form of a song, packed with disturbed vocals, a haunting sonic atmosphere, and lyrics that tell a story of decay.

“‘Shame’ is the song that sets the thematic tone for the rest of the record,” explained vocalist Michael Berdan in a press release this morning, “which seems appropriate for a title track. It is a portrait of someone riddled with regret in the process of drinking themselves to death. Night after night they sit in dark reflection, pouring alcohol down their throat in order to become numb enough to fall asleep.

He continues, “I took inspiration from a few stories of alcoholic implosion, namely Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and John O’Brien’s Leaving Las Vegas. The line ‘That’s why I drink / That’s why I weep’ appears in homage to Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone episode ‘Night of the Meek.’”

Shame is out September 11 via Sacred Bones, and you can pre-order it here.

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