KING GARBAGE RETURN WITH A BRAND NEW ALBUM, HEAVY METAL GREASY LOVE, OUT APRIL 1ST ON IPECAC RECORDINGS
MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “BUSY ON A SATURDAY NIGHT”
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HEAVY METAL GREASY LOVE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON CD, LP AND EXCLUSIVE COLOURED VINYL FORMATS
King Garbage, with their contemporary take on American soul, return today with a new single and a Josh Finck directed video, “Busy On A Saturday Night.” The song is the latest song to be unveiled from their forthcoming album, Heavy Metal Greasy Love, which will be released on April 1st via Ipecac Recordings and is available to pre-order now here. Digital pre-orders include downloads of the new single “Busy On A Saturday Night” plus two additional pre-release singles, “Piper” and “Peanut Butter Kisses.”
“Busy On A Saturday Night,” which is available now on all streaming platforms, draws its inspiration from a magnet on that was on the fridge of King Garbage’s Vic Dimotsis’ great grandmother. “It had a sweaty male stripper pictured on it and said, ‘Everything I want is either taken, or busy on a Saturday night,’” laughs Vic. He adds, “Blurry as a memory on a slinky night out. A Tom Waits-inspired roadster awaits high high heels on a sure fire adventure. Losing articles of clothing to the magnet of the pavement, the band plays on through a duct from another world, and our eyes blur from both lust and disgust. Such motion seems still, as the accelerator and brakes lose meaning. A quiet lonely brunch awakens us from a distant stare.”
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Long-time friends and GRAMMY® Award-nominated producers Zach Cooper and Vic Dimotsis have quietly impacted pop, R&B, and hip-hop with production credits for everyone from The Weeknd and SZA to Ellie Goulding, Gallant, and Billy Porter.They initially reared their two heads as King Garbage on 2017’s Make It Sweat, tallying millions of streams and earning acclaim from Wonderland Magazine and Paste Magazine who hailed it as “a grin-inducing collection of modern R&B and funk.”
This year they serve up their second full-length and Ipecac debut, Heavy Metal Greasy Love.
“It’s a taste of retro without being a reproduction,” observes Vic. “Love and life are very sweet, bitter, and heavy. You’re going to need big tires and a dense frame to cross the desert life can give you. The name felt right. The music is crispy, searing, spacious, sandy, and welded with perfect dimes at the seams. If you read anything about history, you can fall in love with its brutality. Nature is the most metal, always at war with itself and never asking ‘Why?’ when change comes. I believe if you live long enough, the crushing weight and terrible beauty begin to hold hands, and an appreciation is reached, or at least an understanding. This was the best way to describe the album as well as what we see in the world. Love, nature, past, present, and future.”
They found this parity through prolificity. In 2021, Vic and Zach co-wrote “Sing” for Jon Batiste’s “We Are”. It gathered eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, including “Album of the Year.” They also penned “Sweeter” [feat. Terrace Martin] on Leon Bridges’ Gold-Diggers Sound, which notched a GRAMMY® nod in the category of “Best R&B Album.”
In the midst of this creative whirlwind, the duo turned to King Garbage, finding the perfect time to return.
“It’s the right time, because it’s been about five years since the last album,” adds Vic. “We were lucky enough to have successes with Leon and Jon. In entertainment, it doesn’t hurt to have stuff to brag about during press releases,” he laughs. “We were also insanely lucky to have met Mr. Mike Patton and be given a chance to work with Ipecac. We had been drawn to Ipecac since we were young, so it seemed natural to respect the very source that had inspired us in the first place.”
Breaking from the “rough and ruddy” vibe of Make It Sweat, King Garbage incorporated a rock ‘n’ roll spirit within this soul sphere. Last year they teased the album with “Piper” and “Peanut Butter Kisses” before revealing their brand new single “Busy On A Saturday Night.” On the track, vocals hum barely above a whisper as clean guitar wraps around horns before the high register hook takes hold. It ends on a crescendo straight out of a sixties cop show.
In the end, Heavy Metal Greasy Love is as smooth as King Garbage are.
“If just one person would listen and come away with less fear, less rigidity, more human spirit, and a respect for the unknown, it’s worth it,” Vic leaves off. “Maybe you think, ‘Well, if these bozos are taking chances and making what they want under the name King Garbage, what could I do with my idea or dreams?’”
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3. I Miss Mistakes
5. Busy On A Saturday Night
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7. Never Die
9. Peanut Butter Kisses