The New York-based noise-jazz trio GRID have just dropped their newest single “Stranglehold: The World According To Herbert Huncke,” and it’s just as bizarre as you’d expect. The song features some spoken word vocals from the singer/poet/speaker Lydia Lunch to chilling effect. The combination of GRID’s experimental powers and Lunch’s deliberately eerie philosophizing is sure to attract fans of the surreal.
“Stranglehold: The World According To Herbert Huncke” is largely a showcase for Lydia Lunch’s sheer magnetic presence. Throughout the song the members of GRID congregate for spacious and atmospheric collisions of notes, which work to add just the right tone for Lunch to talk over. Her words take inspiration from Herbert Huncke himself, who was an original beat writer that inspired Burroughs, Ginsberg, and Kerouac.
The new track comes just as GRID are about to embark a new European tour, which will run through the first few weeks of November. At the show the band will have an exclusive live cassette to tide fans over until work on their full-length is finished (it’s expected to be out next year on NNA Tapes).
Give a listen to “Stranglehold: The World According To Herbert Huncke” below. Also below you’ll find the full list of GRID’s upcoming tour dates.
GRID’s European Tour:
04 – London = Cafe OTO
05 – Lille – CCL
06 = Amsterdam – Occii
07 – Leipzig – Villa Kuriosum
08 – Gdansk – Jazz Jantar Festival
09 – Berlin – Villa Kuriosum
10 – Stuttgart – Container City
11 – Geneva – Urgence Disk Records
12 – La Chaux-De Fonds – ABC Theatre
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