Vision Video Announce Debut LP “Inked in Red,” Share “Static Drone”

The gothy new-wavers plan to release the record April 16.

The long shadow of Robert Smith has pulled entire subgenres out of The Cure’s signature downcast post-punk over the course of the past four decades, yet the backstory for Atlanta’s gothy group Vision Video, led by U.S. Army captain turned firefighter and paramedic Dusty Gannon, is entirely unique. Using these experiences, past and present, to inform the moody and anxious songs he’s been penning with the band, today VV are announcing their debut collection of tunes—Inked in Red will arrive April 16.

Along with the news, the band has shared the icy single “Static Drone,” an anxious-yet-catchy new wave track with an aesthetic pulled straight from the heart of the ’80s. “I wrote this song in the middle of some intense manic episodes where my mental health had completely unraveled,” shares Gannon. “There was this peculiar month-long period of time at my fire station when we were dealing with a death almost every shift, and it was mirroring my internal sentiment that I was beginning to feel like everyone was tragically fated to die alone.”

Hear the song below.

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