Announcing Weeping Icon's Debut Self Titled Album out September 29th !
Fire Talk is excited to announce the debut album from Weeping Icon out September 27th in partnership with Kanine Records. The band have been fixtures of the NYC DIY music and art scenes, both as a unit and in several guises as individuals, including stints in the celebrated and sorely missed post-punk band ADVAETA, and the noise project Lutkie. Sharing stages with acts like Protomartyr, White Lung, PILL, Lydia Lunch and Flasher, Weeping Icon have developed a reputation as one of the city's more engaging live acts, with a sound that blends punk aggression with meditative compositions, goth aesthetics and pure noise experimentation. "Ripe For Consumption" provides a hint of the way the album captures the band's mesmeric live performances, flashing Hawkwindesque bass turnarounds, waves of distortion and a vocal performance that falls somewhere between Christian Death's Rozz Williams and Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna in a three and half minute squall concerning the cynical transformations frequently undergone by newly professional artists.
Weeping Icon says about the track / video...
“Ripe for Consumption” is about the mutation many art professionals undergo as they move up the scales of independent platforms to larger stages. Stepping into the limelight without hesitation and eager to take credit for generating projects that were often manufactured and maintained by community members who remain unrecognized (often the socially disenfranchised), these personalities are flocked to and flattered by the frenzied masses looking for a connection to boost their own rise in the social world of art. The “Ripe for Consumption” video responds to this concept by focusing on a day in the life of three 2000s punk kids - ghosts of the past who initiated so many of us into an adoration for challenging art, who live in us still. They call on us all to remember a time when we rebelliously challenged the world around us because we had no social equity to lose.
Stereogum on "Ripe for Consumption" - "a frothing, tightly-knotted track about the commodification of art and culture and becoming successful at the risk of losing your values."