Failure Premiere ‘Mulholland Dr.’ From ‘The Heart Is A Monster’
Alternative rock band Failure reunited last year, and now, for the first time in nearly 20 years, they have a new album to support.
The band, which reawakened last year after going defunct in 1997, has now shared "Mulholland Dr." from The Heart is a Monster, scheduled for release on June 30 via INgrooves Music Group. Listen to the song (via Rolling Stone) below:
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the band talked about what caused their breakup — "Uh, it was drugs" — as well as how The Heart Is a Monster is a natural progression from 1996's Fantastic Planet and the background of "Mulholland Dr.":
To me, "Mulholland Dr." is kind of the sister song to "The Nurse Who Loved Me" on Fantastic Planet. It was a fairly intact demo that Greg brought in, and it stuck out to me as something I could really sink my teeth into, in terms of producing and singing on it. With a lot of our songs, it's not that easy to track what our direct influences are, but that one is notone of those songs. Someone was even yelling out in the crowd the other night, "Play that Pink Floyd Beatles song!" It's also late-Sixties Beach Boys, too. It's really that triangle of awesomeness, basically. And then, production-wise, there's a little bit of Flaming Lips in there; some of the drums are in homage to the stuff Steven [Drozd] did in the Lips.