Fat Wreck Chords alumni Love Equals Death have announced a split 7” with The Static Age – their first new record in 14 years – out October 31.
The Californian punks join the post-punk band on the EP co-released by Say-10 Records (USA) and SBÄM (EU). The two bands had planned a joint tour together, which ultimately fell through due to the pandemic.
Love Equals Death were last heard on Nightmerica on Fat Wreck in 2006, while The Static Age released the Mercies EP on Uncle M/Riptide Recordings in 2012.
Love Equals Death comment on their songs “Flight of the Banshee” and “Dust”:
“‘Flight Of The Banshee’ was from an experience I had while on Tour that took place at an old Texas campground that was said to have been the burial ground for victims of the Mexican Cartel. We were really tired of driving so we pulled over there at about 3 am and instantly started to see, hear, and feel what we could only conclude to be, a Banshee spirit experience.”
“‘Dust’ is a very personal experience that I had that lasted about four years that had me at odds with myself. Some days I would be strong and others I would almost feel a sense of depression and I felt that there was nothing left to do but rot in isolation, so I started writing my thoughts out and it was the world around me that had me bummed, so I realized that I couldn’t change the world but I could get myself out of the situation that I was in.”
The Static Age comment on “Recover”: “The first song, “Recover,” was revived from a spate of recordings from 2016. We’d played versions of the song on tours as early as 2014, but this version was actually recorded during Andrew’s own process of recovery following an accident. We ended up liking the demo vocals so much we kept the originals and built the song around them.”