New Play It Again Sam signings Spookyland follow their performance at Lollapalooza with a new single, Bulimic, ahead of their forthcoming debut album. The Sydney rockers entered Conor Oberst’s Nebraskan recording studio, Another Recording Company to begin work on their debut full-length effort, and Bulimic is an early indication of how that record is going to sound. Talking about the track, the bands Marcus Gordon commented “Bulimic is mostly a song about social friction I think, when there’s chaos in your mind, there’s a certain impulse to hurl the whole thing into the toilet bowl to find some kind of self-esteem, but this kind of program is basically doomed. Bulimia of one’s humanity…”

The track gently opens and proceeds to gently wash over the listener, with only frontman Marcus Gordons vocal offering any spikiness, but delivering the sort of anthemic indie rock (as it eventually becomes) even that has had the edges knocked off. Not that its a bad thing, as it climbs to a swirling, epic crescendo towards its end, before taking its foot of the gas and leaving the strings to end it.

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