Buñuel announce third record, Killers Like Us, out on February 18th via Profound Lore and La Tempesta International
Named after a famed Spanish filmaker, Buñuel is a beast like no other. Unforgiving, merciless, beautiful, the group is the sound of a difficult situation made worse by an unwillingness and an inability to play nice – unpredictable amalgam of angular rhythms and drum salvos blend in with blitzkrieging guitars and vocals that sound more like threats than promises. This is post-punk, proto-heavy and avant-garde noise at its finest and rawest possible. As a near-supergroup of global significance, Buñuel boasts the sound work of the Italian trio composed of guitarist Xabier Iriondo (Afterhours), bassist Andrea Lombardini, and drummer Francesco Valente (Il Teatro Degli Orrori, Snare Drum Exorcism, and Lume), alongside the vocals of Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow).
Today, they are unveiling Killers Like Us, the third part of a trilogy that started with A Resting Place for Strangers and continued with The Easy Way Out, and one that stand as a killer addition to the canon of good music for bad people. “The ambiguity implied by the title where it’s not entirely clear whether the killers are similar to us or just appreciate us, is nowhere in evidence in the music, which sets out to say in as clear a way as possible: your death is an inevitable consequence of you, very precisely, being YOU.”, says Eugene S. Robinson about the record. The announcement also comes along with the official video for the record’s first single, “When God Used A Rope”, which you can watch below. About the song/video Eugene comments, “the disgusting way that the human is repackaged and fetishised begs for a re-rendering that captures, at least in micro, how much of being human is mired in the ways in which we are failed animals. I’d like to think that that’s what “When God Used a Rope” is in spirit AND actuality.” Eugene adds, “I’m always understanding recorded music as a soundtrack for a movie you the listener gets to visualise. In this case: the visuals as they exist are much more potent reminders that our horrors are as ever present as our loves are endless”.
Killers Like Us will be released on February 18th via Profound Lore and La Tempesta International. Pre-orders for the record will be made available in mid-January.