We are excited to share ‘Edward’, a new song by Baton Rouge’s emotional sludgecore outfit, Shadow People. They have been destroying musical norms since 2013 and while their initial progress was slow, they’ve spent the last few years refining their sound into the pure and powerful force they garner today around the city they call home.
‘Edward’ is the second single to be taken off of the band’s upcoming sophomore album, ‘Secrets’, which will be available on CD and digital formats on December 7th, 2018 (click HERE to pre-order).
Matt Conradi (guitar/vocals/general mischief) said about ‘Edward’ that it’s a song about getting sexually abused at a party at a young age and the aftermath of humiliation and self-loathing.
From guitar parts dipping in sultry nightmares to smoke filled lungs and devastating dynamic changes, Conradi screams forth with both voice and guitar as one and drags you into his fuzz-filled paradise of pain and redemption. Matt’s feedback induced spasms and woeful lyrics are punctuated by the thunderous fury of Percy Berger on (drums) after a chance meeting outside of a local bar in 2013. Percy’s hits fall like hammers driving you to edge of empty after years of playing in bands around Louisiana. The band was two piece until early 2015 when, budding guitarist, Zak Lanius (bass) said,”six is too many anyway,” and decided to take the band to bottom of a distorted ocean where the rhythm and fuzz could coagulate into the impassioned trio they are today.
11/14 @ Divorcee Party (New Orleans, LA)
11/24 @ Boom Boom Room *Grindfest* (Lafayette, LA)
12/7 @ 524 Foster *Record Release Party* (Baton Rouge, LA)