Berlin trio Clear History share their new single, “Solar Death Ray,” a quick taste from their upcoming debut EP bad advice good people set for release on November 5th on Upset The Rhythm.
Clear History is as fresh a band as they come but their debut single plays like a veteran act endowed with the likeness of early post-punk greats like Kleenex and Delta 5. “Solar Death Ray” acts as a playful observation on the past year and a half’s socio-political turmoil. The deadpan rallying call of “light a match and watch it drop, let it burn” speaks to the current cynical sentiment that rests on listeners’ minds as they’ve seen huge governmental blunders from across the world during this most crucial time.
Instead of easing any sort of tension, the stakes just seem to be raised each time, similar to the tension found on the churning bassline, minimalist drums and angular guitar patterns on this track. There is a sense of impending doom behind the syncopated rhythms as everything surrounding the band will likely fall into chaos.
We asked the band to describe their music in one sentence, here’s the answer we got: “They make muscular songs about intimacy whilst dreaming of an extravagant breakfast the day after the rapture. What will the dance floors look like over there? They’re working on it.”
Watch the video for “Solar Death Ray” below and preorder their album here.