Liverpool-based garage indie-rock duo, Stores, released their satirical and thrashing debut single, “bones” from their forthcoming EP.
Hannah Brown and Sam Warren of Stores formed the project on a plane to Russia. This journey became wrinkled with chaos. They landed in Ulyanovsk, most famously known as the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin. They were met by a crowd who, to their surprise, already recognized them and their sound. They ended up going to an iron forge where a local smelted them a leaf and performing in front of a large propaganda poster of Vladimir Putin. Their kaleidoscopic origin story folded itself into the creation of their music.
The melody of “bones” situates you in the cinematic moment right before an apocalyptic fight scene begins and the audience already knows you will emerge victoriously. This tune kindles the flame of the lyrics’ hyperbolic apathy.
Brown and Warren restlessly chant, “Now that I’m finally dead / you’ve come to pick my bones again.” When someone has repeatedly hurt you to the point of complete depletion, all that’s left to do is roll your eyes when they return for more. This song functions as an exasperated sigh in the most lively way possible.