Strange Ranger Release “Way Out”

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Strange Ranger Release “Way Out”

Strange Ranger’s new single “Way Out” is, at its zenith, a wall of sound. The third single off their upcoming LP Pure Music, out July 21 via Fire Talk, has a Lil Peep-esque distortion to its vocals—but the adrenaline behind the track’s instrumentation solidifies Strange Ranger as New Wave indie royalty. A striking saxophone solo by the band’s own Nathan Tucker adds structure to the song’s jagged shoegaze sound, industrializing “Way Out” to match its gritty visualizer.

“Way Out” is a nihilistic trip through the outskirts, a verbalization of the kind of liminal desperation we’ve all been dealt by the postindustrial revolution. “Cracking in the heat / I’ve no will I have no beliefs / A blurring figure on the plain/ A pale passenger in the rain,” bandleader Isaac Eiger intones darkly, describing a life deemed beyond repair—but only because you’ve lost the energy to try.

Check out the visualizer for “Way Out” below.

 

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