Norma Jean is back with a brand new single "Call For The Blood" and a new album Deathrattle Sing For Me due out August 12. You can check out the single above, whose noisy-ass runtime is as huge as it is confusing. Seriously, who knew we needed some extreemly broken-sounding guitars along with all those beefy riffs?
"Accept that everything is a draft," said Cory Brandan. "It helps to get it done. We banded together to make this record and to me, this song is the rallying cry. Composed by my brother, [co-producer] Matthew [Putman], this song was written around a single idea, altered heavily in post, and then mimicked by us.
"The studio and post-production elements acted as an instrument. The experimentation and the process behind this track was a major point of inspiration for many other things we ended up doing throughout Death Rattle Sing For Me. I feel like Matthew wrote this song with my voice in mind and I wanted to do something very unique over it. Dangerous rock 'n' roll! Blast it!"
"'CFTB' was one of the first songs where I felt like we were establishing a personality for the album," added Putman. "Even though it was constructed in the studio from manipulated ideas we captured during a 'riff vomiting' session with Grayson, it still has a very raw, live energy. The samples were all chosen in a very deliberate way for how they colored the story behind the song (rebellious unity). There is nothing random about 'CFTB'; every sound has meaning. This is one of my all-time favorite vocal performance from Cory, where he proves once again why he's one of the best of his generation."
Pre-order Deathrattle Sing For Me here and catch Norma Jean at one of the dates below.
8/16 — San Francisco, CA — August Hall
8/17 — Reno, NV — Virginia St. Brewhouse
8/18 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
8/19 — Los Angeles, CA — Regent Theater
8/20 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
8/21 — Phoenix, AZ — Marquee Theater
9/8 — Danville, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Fest*
9/14 — Tulsa, OK — Vanguard
9/15 — Dallas, TX — Trees
9/16 — San Antonio, TX— Vibes Event Center
9/17 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar
9/18 — Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live
9/23 — Birmingham, AL — Furnace Fest