"Big Dead Heart" Stereogum Premiere
“Castrati were Italian classical male singers, whose high tenor and soprano voices were produced by castration before puberty. The band’s new single, “Big Dead Heart,” counters Castrati youth and falsetto with growling vocals, noisy drums, and flippant lyrics that speak of pain and a “hateful kind of wit.”

“Castrati were Italian classical male singers, whose high tenor and soprano voices were produced by castration before puberty. The band’s new single, “Big Dead Heart,” counters Castrati youth and falsetto with growling vocals, noisy drums, and flippant lyrics that speak of pain and a “hateful kind of wit.”

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RSL Single Premier "Miss Me When I'm Gone"

The strengths of ER's songs (both old and the new ones) are their heady emotional intelligence which underscore his lyrics and his oft-contrarian pacing. (To this point; have you ever seen someone's heartbreak while they smile powerless to stop it? Or a fast-paced, upbeat song about dissolution and remorse?) - Ryan Spaulding

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