While I’d typically only post a premiere of a song around here if at least 2/5 of the band are wearing ambitious leggings and/or aggressive architecturally-inspired eye makeup in their band photo, I figured I’d make an exception for the music of Eldridge Rodriguez. The Boston band’s “Stay Angry”, from their The Castrati Menace, walks a fine line between the ambitious scope of Arcade Fire, while calling to mind the post-punk tunefulness of The Jesus & Mary Chain. In other words, it’s a rock and roll song. Weird.
“I think of this band as a “modern blues” band,” frontman Cameron Keiber says when asked about the song. “It covers dissatisfaction, regret, confusion, alienation, failure and themes like that. The arrangements lean heavily on discordance, noise and simple song structures which kind of support those themes. But I also like the whole ‘song and dance’ tradition of pop/rock. So hopefully, we were able to mesh all those ideas together cohesively… hopefully. The idea of dancing alone in the dark because crowds don’t suit you.”
Find more from the band at Midriff Records.