Darto have announced details of a new EP, Fundamental Slime, out on September 14th via Aagoo Records. Fundamental Slime follows the release of last year’s exciting and exhilarating album, Human Giving, and their split 7″ with WAND ‘Hush/Follow Up‘.
Featuring four new tracks, Fundamental Slime is described as “an observation on the darker end of the human-possibility spectrum”. Speaking about the EP, the band’s singer and multi-instrumentalist Candace Harter had this to say:
“These songs share a similar theme of power and control, and speak from a variety of perspectives. We all sat down and co-wrote most of the lyrics together, each of us taking the lead on a different song. I really liked that process because it allowed for instant feedback and there were 3 other people helping me with putting ideas into words. I think this record touches on the shadow of what is happening in this world and how people are being mistreated. Overall, it’s just a record about misuse of power.”
As a first taster, Darto have let loose the EP’s mesmerizing and unremitting opening track ‘Brotherhood’. Drummer Greg Flores comments on the song:
“The song ‘Brotherhood’ is about power and dominance. Men in particular seem to protect their power with violence without ever questioning the reasons why they feel the need to protect power in the first place. The irony is that violent dominance is an ultimate display of weakness, and it’s a way to express insecurity while still maintaining power,” says Greg Flores.
Take a listen to ‘Brotherhood’ below.