Caracara's relationship with technology is "so useful, so obscene" on new single "Dark Bells" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Caracara | photo by Ashley Gellman | courtesy of the artist

Philly faves Caracara embark on their first full US headlining tour later this month, and to mark the occasion the band has shared a new single. Caracara worked with Grammy-nominated engineer and producer Will Yip on “Dark Bells,” which is streaming now. The song finds the band examining our relationship with technology as it dictates our lives with each new innovation, pointing out the conflicting idea that it’s “so useful, so obscene.”

Vocalist/guitarist William Lindsay shares in a press release:

“I had been reading about how industrialization brought about the relevance of keeping track of time as people moved from farms to factories. Ringing bells in factory towns dictated people’s every move long before anyone cared to know specifically what time it was. I think we’re still stuck in a similar system. We know what time it is but we’re still essentially governed by bells, only now they’re in our pocket and probably on vibrate. I wanted to write something about the enduring concept of being beholden to a new technology.”

Listen to “Dark Bells” below. Caracara’s 2017 debut album Summer Megalith will be released on vinyl for the first time this fall, remastered by Yip and released on his Memory Music label. Pre-order the LP here. Caracara wraps up their US tour with a hometown show at Johnny Brenda’s on November 3, before heading out on a string of dates supporting slam poet Neil Hilborn in December. Find tickets and more info on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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