Oakland post-punk group Ötzi have revealed “Moths,” the opening track from their sophomore album, Storm.
Storm will be released May 22nd on Artoffact Records. Pre-order the album at THIS location!
Ötzi bassist/vocalist Akiko Sampson states, “‘Moths’ is about metamorphosis. Sometimes, the only way to stay true to your core self is to create change from within. It’s about making peace with uncertainty, and knowing that these changes are both necessary and natural.”
On Storm, Ötzi pierces the heart with their dark and passionate style of post-punk. Brooding and aggressive sounds intertwine, via dual vocals, flanged-out guitar, austere bass and tense drumming. Anthemic hooks, worthy of ’80s new wave radio hits, are delivered by way of stripped-down production, the rawness of which makes the songs penetrate even deeper.While nodding to the commanding howls of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the anarcho-punk of Crass, and the laments of early The Cure, Ötzi’s realness is what separates them from the pack of stylish bands currently resurrecting dark sounds of the ’80s.
Band photo by Kevin Brown