Everyone should be talking about the Aughts and with that said, Flat Worms have released the single “The Aughts” from their upcoming album Antartica today. I can honestly say that I don’t remember much from the aughts and to put it in perspective, that’s ok. Antartica is due on April 10th from Drag City.
“The Aughts,” which was recorded in one take with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, was written while guitarist/vocalist Will Ivy was visiting the Tombs of the Kings archaeological site in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. “It is the ruins of what used to be very elaborate and luxurious tombs for the wealthy during the Hellenistic and Roman periods,” says Ivy. “It seemed to represent the mood of our new century: growing apocalyptic tension, fallen empires, our anxiety laid bare.” Its accompanying video, directed and produced by Ava Warbrick and Monroe Robertson, was filmed in the band’s rehearsal space and throughout downtown Los Angeles.