Three years on from the release of Homosapien, Sydney based trio PVT have just announced the release of their fifth album New Spirit. Arriving on February 17th via their own Felte, New Spirit marks a sonic shift, with the electronic rockers “combining ambient electronica, warped vocals and an industrial charge that runs throughout”, as the press release explains.
PVT have let loose the first single off New Spirit, the mighty ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’, clocking in at 9 minutes. Here’s what PVT had to say about the track:
“The title ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ comes from the name of a landscape photo by the Australian photographer Peter Dombrovskis depicting a bend in the Franklin River in Tasmania. The photo was successfully used in a 1983 campaign against the intended destruction of large areas of national forest by the government of the day.
Our hope was to examine one of the large elephants that appears to be in Australia’s living room at the moment.”
The track comes with a stunning and powerful video portraying the political themes behind the album. Director Mclean Stephenson explained his vision:
“This video is about the spiritual ruination of a nobody. A beaten person. A man who couldn’t even get a seat at a support group meeting. So he moves to the bush. And he decides to dress like a bush. And eat animal food. And erase himself. And in the depths of his erasure he encounters a new hope. He soon becomes a spirit of the bush. A spirit of the bushland night sky. And he soars through the trees and over the trees. And he is a Phoenix and a guardian of places without postcodes. A new spirit.”
If ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ is anything to go by, we can’t wait for 2017 to arrive. Check it out below.