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The new single from Just Mustard comes before their sophomore album release, Heart Under, which is set to drop this Friday.
Irish five-piece Just Mustard have returned with the third single release ahead of their upcoming album — a haunting, eerily experimental track called 'Seed.'
Beginning with obscured, fuzzed out noise and dissolving into cool, ambient vocals, 'Seed' toes the line between Just Mustards brand of indie-rock and musique concrète; an ever present, pulsating reverberation weaving in and out of the techno-forward rhythm section. Singer Katie Ball's voice hovers like a ghost above the noise, floating in and out of the heavy instrumentals with careless ease. It's noise-rock for a new age — simultaneously at home in a crowded basement or slotted into the Bladerunner soundtrack, an eerie ode to Just Mustard's forward-thinking ethos.
"Along with a lot of electronics and noise, I was listening to a lot of music which featured bowed string instruments," guitarist Mete Kalyon said about the track.
"I had finished reading The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross around the time we started writing and I was revisiting a lot of the 20th century composers that I first discovered watching Kubrick’s films, like Krzysztof Penderecki...The rising tempo strikes at the beginning of ‘Seed’ were inspired from the rising and falling xylophone in Béla Bartók’s 'Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta.'"
'Seed' follows previous releases 'Still,' 'I Am You' and 'Mirrors,' standing as the third single off of the band's upcoming sophomore album, Heart Under. The album comes out this Friday (May 27), through Partisan Records. It was recorded in Donegal's Attica Studios, and produced jointly by the band and David Welch — who has added Just Mustard to his roster of collaborations alongside Frank Ocean, Let's Eat Grandma and FKA twigs.
The band will be playing The Academy Dublin on June 3rd, Spirit Store in Dundalk on the 4th and Cyprus Avenue in Cork on the 8th of June.
Check out Just Mustard's new single, 'Seed,' below:
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