BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH RELEASE NEW SINGLE “WALK THROUGH FIRE” FT. AIMEE FROM THE INTERRUPTERS
UPCOMING ALBUM WE WILL MEET IN A HURRICANE OUT OCTOBER 21 VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS
Toronto’s post-punk, world-beat duo Bedouin Soundclash return today with new single “Walk Through Fire” featuring the inimitable vocals of Aimee of The Interrupters. The track is featured on their upcoming album, We Will Meet In A Hurricane, out October 21 via Dine Alone Records. The video was shot in Vancouver by director Matt Leaf of Hadron Films and features Aimee Interrupter. Co-produced by Jay Malinowski and Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Dan Mangan, Black Mountain), the buoyant and soulful record finds the beloved duo digging back into their musical roots, steeped in the border-bending sounds the JUNO award winning and platinum selling band is known for.
Discussing “Walk Through Fire,” Malinowski noted, “When we finished this song, we knew that Aimee from The Interrupters would take it to another level. We love her voice so much. It’s strong and fragile at the same time. We first met them on their California tour after we had been away for a long time. Their band has an inspiring energy. The song is about not worrying about the knocks, the fires and the destruction that can happen in our lives, and that we can walk through it if we don’t lose track of each other. It’s a reflection of the longtime bond Eon and I have. Sometimes I don’t think we understand it. We can say a lot to each other without saying much.”
The album will also drop with a special companion remix 12″ EP, Hurricane Dubs, from Bedouin’s long time mentor Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains. The We Will Meet In A Hurricane pre-order includes a milky clear w/ black smoke Dine Alone Exclusive 12″ (limited to 100), a Standard Peach 12″, Hurricane Dubs Darryl Jenifer remix EP 12″ and CD format. Pre-order HERE.
In the spring of 2021, Bedouin co-founder and bassist Eon Sinclair booked an open-ended trip to join Malinowski at his new home on Vancouver Island with the hope of reigniting their once-prolific creative spark. “We didn’t really have a set agenda,” notes Sinclair. “We’d been sending a few ideas back-and-forth between Toronto and Victoria early in the pandemic, and it was a welcome outlet considering everything that was going on. So even though I wasn’t really sure of what I wanted to do next, I thought I’d go out for six months – maybe come back early, maybe stay longer – just to see where things would lead.”
They quickly settled into a comfortable workflow, riffing and writing through the week at Malinowski’s family home and then heading into The Hive Studio every couple of weeks with co-producer Stewart to capture the results. Despite it being their first collaboration, there was an obvious and rewarding synergy that contributed to the ‘back to basics’ aesthetic. “There wasn’t a lot of discussion beforehand about limiting things in terms of instrumentation, but I think the way it unfolded was really enjoyable for us – a really powerful sound from basically just guitar, bass, and drums again,” shares Malinowski.
Indeed, the parallels to Bedouin Soundclash’s earliest efforts come easy, sounding like a passport crowded with overlapping stamps on every one of its well-worn pages. Sinclair elaborates: “No matter where we are or what’s going on in either of our lives, if one of us picks up an instrument and plays something, everything else kind of dissolves and our shared focus becomes, ‘How can we turn this into something people want to hear?’”
That’s especially true this time around, and while Bedouin Soundclash’s loyal following will surely relish in this return to their roots, the real excitement is in anticipating where the metaphorical stream might once again take them from here.
We Will Meet In A Hurricane
(Dine Alone Records)
Release Date: October 21, 2022