Following on from 2018’s Contact LP, Brooklyn alternative/electronic outfit Ultra Deluxe are back with a new album, A Call to Arms, available April 23.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere the band’s latest single, “Commune,” out March 26, below:
Contact saw a departure from Max Narotzky’s lyrics about education inequity and queer identity to focus on telling a sprawling sci-fi saga.
The year is 2755, and the saga takes place in a distant future where capitalism has destroyed the planet and many others. The anti-fascist rebel alliance known as the Contra are gaining numbers and support in their opposition to the tyrannical imperialist United Galactic Federation (UGF).
The Contra stand in stark opposition to the UGF which relies on interplanetary extraction and conquest to gain resources for the ultra-rich. It is up to a group of rebel antifascists to topple a tyrannical government and bring order to the galaxy.
On the release of “Commune,” Narotzky states:
“To me, this record is a culmination of everything I have been trying to do with this project for the past 6 years. Without the help of Emily and Dane, this story would not have been possible to tell. Truth be told, I fear for our planet and I fear for the people living on it. Unregulated capitalism has unearthed a path of destruction that we are seeing unfold before our very eyes. Power grid failures, low wages, drastic weather changes and pandemics will all become par for the course if we do not make serious strides to change our economic system. Ultimately, this record tries to tell the story that we are likely to experience. This record is A Call to Arms.”
Pre-save “Commune” here.
Photo by Jon Reino