Can these guys get more perfect?? Everything they do blows us away even more than the last release. Palaye Royale has dropped released the post-apocalyptic, Mad-Max-esque music video for ‘Anxiety’ taken from their new album, The Bastards (out now on Sumerian Records). Co-directed by the band’s frontman Remington Leith, the video was shot in the Nevada desert and picks up where their previous music video for ‘Lonely’ left off. The track showcases the heavier end of the new Palaye Royale sound found on their latest release.
Musically, The Bastards is an enormous step-up for the band. It is, in turn, dark, lush, angry, vulnerable, caustic, and warm. From the grandiose Bond-theme-esque ‘Tonight Is The Night I Die’, to the darkly jarring ‘Anxiety’, from the quietly heartbreaking refrain of ‘Lonely’ and the massive fuzzed up, distorted guitars of ‘Nightmares (Coming Down)’, The Bastards demonstrates just how far the band has expanded their writing and musical dexterity, rounding out their already accomplished arson with flourishes of electronics, metal beat-downs, drum n bass beats, and haunting string arrangements.
|Speaking on the band’s refreshingly honest and open approach to writing on the new album, Remington adds “We need a little honesty and a little truth. The world is getting so tainted by everyone trying to be so fucking perfect and so goddamn PG and trying to walk this line of not trying to of end anyone. People need to be themselves, just for 20 minutes at least.”|