Tel-Aviv punk rockers Document keep the 90s feels flowing with new single "Hustle."
Whereas previous release "Habit" was a joyous garage rock number with hints of the early 2000 NY scene, "Hustle" is a brooding stab of drone rock. The scuzzy claustrophobic feel of "Hustle" mirrors vocalist Nir Ben Jacob's lyrics about the unhealthy role technology plays in your lives. Speaking on the song he had this to say:
"’Hustle’ revolves around themes of digital addiction - spending hours online and having nothing to show for it, wasting time scrolling and swiping, while not being able to stop. The screen has become an extension of the self. Humans have now become more like plants - they need to be interconnected and depend on technology. Phones are the roots that allow us to be connected to everything else. We‘ve rooted ourselves in our modernity. Our identities can change online. We project what we want others to see. The screen has become a mirror. The phone takes away the ability to be intimate, and you are left alone with a distortion of reality. There’s the addiction of immediate gratification, the online approvals are ‘pseudo-pleasure’. This has all led to pointless compulsive behavior."
As you can read and hear, Document are not content with just making feel good punk rock for the masses. Looking to connect with the disillusioned youth facing all manner of bullshit in their daily life, "Hustle" is just a small comment on the problems they face. Document's forthcoming album, The Void Repeats, is sure to address more of these issues amongst a backdrop of gritty guitars, rhythmic percussion and truthful lyrics.
The Void Repeats is set for release November 9.