Maggot Church is Entertainment’s first new single in 12 years, bringing a stark darkness, seeped in glammed up desperation and fractured grooves to an age where dark music has been co-opted by laptop bedsitters coping gothic moves in an attempt to distinguish hacked soundscapes from the rave and dance clubs in which they can’t compete. Featuring remixes By INHALT, Delphine Coma, and SubVon (Tom Ashton of the March Violets).
Maggot Church is the first track of the upcoming Horror Part 1 EP.
The aggression of the comeback single from Entertainment is immediate and shocking. Echoing waves of reverb jostle and crash into shores of emptiness as if the five rivers of hell were poured into a singular torrent. 12 years after the release of their singular LP Gender, the Athens goth group bestow “Maggot Church” on the shadows of the south, a thunderous release that multiplies the tension of their previous work while retaining much of the glam and traditional goth melancholy that characterized their debut. The track, which was released with supporting remixes, isn’t a one-off for the band, but instead signals more new work, including a two-part EP that will drop later this year. – Russell Rockwell
The bastard child of Swans & Duran Duran? This one is a US underground act updating the American Deathrock & UK Post Punk aesthetic. That’s Entertainment!