posted October 13, 2012Tweet
Brooklyn Vegan has the world premiere of a new song by Regents. The song, titled “Night Soil,” appears on the punk hardcore group’s full-length debut Antietam After Party, to be released on November 20th via Lovitt Records. Having gone through his own battles with addiction, guitarist/vocalist Drew Ringo shared the following insight about his personal attachment to “Night Soil.”
“Lyrically the song focuses on the power, furtiveness and patience of addiction," says Ringo. "The song also takes a personal tact, commenting on the unexpected impacts of recovery on ego and emotion. As for the song title, while traveling in China I learned of the practice of using human excrement as farm fertilizer, termed night soil. It’s a dangerous practice because of the potential to spread disease. I couldn’t help but note the similarities - disease feeding on disease, human’s poisoning themselves, shit and desperation.”
Regents is a new four-piece band of DC hardcore/punk vets that include former members of Frodus, Thursday, Battery, Sleepytime Trio, Maximillian Colby, Combat Wounded Veteran and Men’s Recovery Project. Adding onto the band’s already impressive credentials is the legendary J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), who produced and played bass onthe album. Regents will be performing dates along the West Coast in November with Retox (which features Justin Pearson from The Locust), as well as this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas.