FOR FANS OF: Nitzer Ebb, Daniel Ash, Assemblage 23, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails
This new release features contributions from Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Tones on Tail, Poptone), Assemblage 23, Rodney Anonymous (Dead Milkmen), Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra), Ego Likeness, Mindless Faith, The Gothsicles, The Rain Within, Gost, and Knifight.
Josh Bonati (Cult of Youth, Forus, Zola Jesus) mastered this full length, while Shawn Knight (Childbite, Superjoint Ritual) designed the artwork. The original tracks were recorded, engineered and produced by Jason Rufuss Sewell of One-Eyed Doll at Nebulost Ranch in Austin, Texas.
Estes and company continue to develop their sound by combining elements of punk, post-punk, hardcore, goth and industrial music into their sound. Incorporating rock and electronica into their sonic fabric, the band effectively creates post-punk songs with the intensity of hardcore and industrial music.
“This song is about any bogeyman or villain that we and society make up. Today, particularly, in Western societies significant portions of the populations have mistrust in public institutions and private corporations, so Modern Day Privateers may appeal to that sentiment. But really, this is not a protest song, it’s a song about bad guys doing bad things and the sense they’re untouchable and not going to stop,” says Raymond Burton Estes.
“We chose to celebrate this song with remixes by some of our favorite artists as it appeals to audiences across genres and means different things to each listener. Selfishly, we wanted a diverse set of remixers to interpret the song in their styles, as it inspires us to examine our sound and explore new approaches to song writing. As fans of electronic music and synthwave, in particular, this remix by Gost exemplifies the shared intensity and similarities between our post-punk and Gost’s synthwave sounds.”
‘Modern Day Privateers (Remixes)’ is available now digitally on the usual online stores and streaming platforms. The special extended version ‘Modern Day Privateers (Remixes) + Outtakes’ is available exclusively via Bandcamp.
Fleurette Farley Estes, Photographer
Modern Day Privateers (Assemblage 23 remix) https://youtu.be/-
Modern Day Privateers (lyric video) https://youtu.be/