SAVAK release new single and video 'Two Lamps'
SAVAK release new single and video 'Two Lamps'
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 18:16
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Brooklyn’s post-punk stalwarts SAVAK are excited to share their new single and video "Two Lamps." The video for "Two Lamps," which was directed by Rob Kassabian, debuted today at Sun-13 and the track is on all streaming platforms now. The track is the latest pre-release single to released from SAVAK's new album Flavors Of Paradise out March 1 on Ernest Jenning Recording Co. / Peculiar Works Music 

On "Two Lamps" the band's Sohrab Habibion says:

Musically this is as close to Pailhead or Killing Joke as we’ve yet tread and I’m glad to see us dipping our toes there, as those records have been part of my musical DNA since I first heard them in the


Lyrically this is more commentary on power, control and perspective two lamps light the room, but depending on where you are standing the view is different. Two camps divide us. Two mouths fight to speak. Two hands strangle us. And we have to ask ourselves, are we just alive or are we actually living?

Flavors Of Paradise, was recorded in Chicago at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio without Steve Albini. For a band that has toured Europe five times and never set foot in California, recording 12 songs in 3 days was a breeze across the Danube. The band hunkered down, jammed out ideas in 2 marathon sessions, played a couple of shows to test drive the new material and then got to work with Matthew Barnhart (Superchunk, Bob Mould). No guests, no edits, no country and definitely no funk—the record is lean, spacious and lively.

After five LPs, an EP, a handful of 7”s, and a couple of split releases, SAVAK still has plenty to say. They comfortably take on marriage, espionage, self-reflection, credit (or lack of), sympathy, absurdity, vulnerability, polarization, dogs . . . dogs? Yes. Sure, it’s probably a metaphor, but—woof woof—SAVAK is equally comfortable at the dog park as they are browsing the local used bookstore.