CARDIACS have shared a poignant farewell in the form of a previously unreleased song. “Vermin Mangle” was shared to mark the funeral of bandleader Tim Smith, who died in July aged 59.

Along with the new song, the band shared a touching tribute:

“Of stars and planets,
of darkness and light,
of all universal energies issues forth
the fragile beauty of
VERMIN MANGLE…
…a present for YOU
by way of gracious thanks
for your abiding LOVE
and LOYALTY towards,
the stellar gift that was and will forever be,
TIMOTHY CHARLES SMITH.
Send him home:
Send him near and far.
Remember him.
July 3rd, 1961 – July 22nd, 2020″

Listen to “Vermin Mangle” below:

Vermin Mangle by Cardiacs