Swedish alternative rock group Statues will release their third studio album ”Black Arcs Rising” in May. Inspired by legendary act’s such as Hüsker Dü, Dinosaur Jr., and Sonic Youth, the full-length release brings back the imperishable soundscapes of 90’s alternative rock while showcasing Statues’ melodic, direct, and intense approach to songwriting.
Statues on ”Dead of Summer”:
This song describes the future apocalypse of northern Sweden, unclear what it contained. Like most other songs, it paints pictures of what happens after a societal collapse. Our good friend the artist Ludwig Franzén created a series of paintings with a future Umeå as a motif a number of years ago. At first glance, the University Hospital looks normal, but if you look closer you see that roads have been overgrown and survivors who may not still be alive have built passages to avoid the dangers of the ground. His paintings inspired the text that paints pictures of our city, where an unknown external threat wipes out civilization. The external threat can be environmental destruction, capitalism, zombies or aliens - the listener decides.
”Dead of Summer” is available now on all streaming services. ”Black Arcs Rising” will be released in the 5th of May 2023 via Lövely Records. The album will be available digitally and in two color variants on vinyl; transparent green vinyl with red splatter, and solid white vinyl. Both vinyl versions can be pre-ordered now.