New Jersey sludge and noise band SUNROT has announced their second album, and first under the Prosthetic Records banner, The Unfailing Rope – due out on April 7. Alongside the album announcement SUNROT has also shared a music video for lead single Gutter, which features additional vocals and lyric contributions from Bryan Funck (Thou) & Emily McWilliams (Silver Godling).
SUNROT – GUTTER (OFFICIAL VIDEO) – YouTube
Of the album announcement, Ross Bradley (bass) comments: „The Unfailing Rope is a document of grief and hope to reflect our current moment. This record was created while we firsthand experienced our city come to a reckoning with its people. Our planet being irreparably eroded, our communities being killed. But also a time where more people than ever are ready to fight back. A time where the most pain has also birthed the most righteous anger and action. The Unfailing Rope is the mantra of light and the path to death.“
On Gutter, Bradley adds: „Gutter is, likewise, a track full of grief and hope. Ecological genocide, like the proposed “cop city” destroying Atlanta forests, is more and more commonplace. The insatiable maw of colonialism and capitalism is driven toward ending life on earth for profit and will not stop unless we stop it. We believe that the land belongs to its indigenous keepers and must be ceded back to their stewardship. Gutter is a plea for action and an expression of hope that a better world is possible, and maybe not even just possible, but inevitable, if that’s what we choose.“