Swedish indie punk influenced favorites Makthaverskan are readying the release of their highly anticipated III album. Having already come through with melodic first single "In My Dreams," the understated quartet are back with the rollicking "Eden."
Driven by pounding percussion, a slinky bassline and a jagged guitar riff, "Eden" is four and a half minutes of sparkling post-punk goodness. Maja Milner's vocals are outstanding, with "Eden" capturing the dreamy cathartic noise of Cloud Nothings and Parquet Courts mixed with the punk atheistic of Savages and famed Siouxsie And The Banshees. Talking with The Fader, Milner had this to say about the track:
"It's about earth in 2017 and the point we're at with humanity and society in general. It's a song about the national shame of being a human. I've been thinking this was for a couple of years now and it's taken over my brain so it was obvious to make a song about it. Initially I thought the song would be angry but it ended up sounding pretty beautiful, almost in contrast to the world it's written about."
III is set for release October 20.