The Homeless Gospel Choir, aka songwriter Derek Zanetti, recently announced a brand new full-length, This Land Is Your Landfill, due out April 24th from A-F Records (North America) and Hassle Records (UK). And now the Pittsburgh, PA-based musician has shared another early preview of the record with "Art Punk" and its accompanying music video.
This Land Is Your Landfill marks a reinvention for The Homeless Gospel Choir with Zanetti leaving the sparse arrangements of his earlier work behind, gathering an all-star cast of punk scene collaborators, and creating the kind of ruckus, full-band album that he'd always dreamed of. With its fuzzed-out guitars, driving tempo, and gang harmonies, "Art Punk" is a perfect example of the celebratory mix of '90s rock hooks and punk energy that permeates This Land Is Your Landfill. The song acts as an ode to the insatiable desire to create, while warning against getting lost in the process. Zanetti explains, "'Art Punk' is a sing‐alone sing-along pop song about the anxiety that artists, punks, and fuck-ups often feel. We hope our song sticks with you but your anxiety does not."