Sgt. Splendor are sharing their new video “All Dead to Me” from their upcoming recording, and you can take a look right here at New Noise.
Sgt. Splendor is a new project from renowned singer/songwriter Kate Vargas and guitarist Eric McFadden (George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, Eric Burdon & The Animals). The track comes from their new album, Occasions for Self-Congratulations, out June 17.
As they share the new video, Sgt. Splendor also caught up with New Noise to chat more about the album and their future plans:
What was the inspiration behind the musical project and collaboration?
This one started with the guitar lick in a room at The Holiday Music Motel with our friend Andrea Wittgens and the critical condition that we call The Fuck-Its. It began pre-pandemic and was finished at the height of lockdown on a Mad Max-in James Trussart guitar. Sgt. Splendor was born from the latter as well.
What are the lyrical themes of the song?
Utter dusty dystopia.
Can we expect anything else soon in terms of more music, videos, albums, etc?
Look for the full album June 17! Pre-save it at https://onerpm.link/occasionsforself-congratulations. Another video is in the works.
Are there any tour plans in the works?
Sgt. Splendor will be touring with the Flynn Creek Circus June-October. Find dates here: https://www.flynncreekcircus.com/2022tickets/
Any other side projects or projects you want to plug?
While you’re at it, check out Kate Vargas and Eric McFadden’s individual music. Sgt. Splendor is the sonic soup of all of that.
Anything else you’d like to add?
We’re pretty thrilled about the great players who joined us on this record. Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) played bass and Paulo Baldi (Claypool Lennon Delirium, CAKE) played drums. There are also appearances by Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and Pat mAcDonald (Timbuk3).
Presave the album here, and watch the video for “All Dead to Me” below:
For more from Sgt. Splendor, find them on Facebook, Instagram, and their official website.
Photo courtesy of Sgt. Splendor.