San Francisco’s trio The Tunnel are sharing their new song and music video “Tungsten,” off of their seventh album Shudder. Shudder will be released via Learning Curve Records (MPLS) on May 12, 2023.
Watch the video here:
Jeff Wagner shares his thoughts:
“I see our music as a hot-wired transformer in a dead dark city. The dystopian future is now. I think the last few years’ apocalyptic vibe only sharpened our music’s sense of struggle and pleasure in the face of grim paranoia.”
According to the press release:
Stabs of growling bass, discordant peals of guitar, and robotic drums set the stage for frontman Jeff Wagner’s unmistakable voice – a sinister croon, caked in distortion and sleaze. Bearing traces of such pompadoured antiheroes as Nick Cave, Wagner’s dark and theatrical twang is offset by the band’s mechanized throb. These two energies – the sultry noir and the cold machinery – grind against each other and create the sparks that are The Tunnel. Think, The Birthday Party meets Big Black. Or, to describe it in cinematic terms, it might be film noir and cyberpunk projected onto the same screen. Indeed, the band counts directors like Lynch and Cronenberg amongst its greatest influences.
May 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Caterwaul Festival
June 17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Kilowatt
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Photo courtesy of Jeff Wagner