Uniform: Shame

New York industrial act, Uniform, have just unveiled the title piece off their anticipated fourth album, Shame, which comes out in its entirety on September 11th, 2020 on Sacred Bones.

Shame - the track, is a profoundly dark cut steeped in alcohol, remorse and anguish, and something that embodies the entire album's despondency.

Vocalist Michael Berdan describes it perfectly: “Shame is the song that sets the thematic tone for the rest of the record, which seems appropriate for a title track. It is a portrait of someone riddled with regret in the process of drinking themselves to death. Night after night they sit in dark reflection, pouring alcohol down their throat in order to become numb enough to fall asleep. 

I took inspiration from a few stories of alcoholic implosion, namely Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and John O’Brien’s Leaving Las Vegas. The line That’s why I drink. That’s why I weep appears in homage to Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone episode Night of the Meek.

Band photo by Ebru Yildiz
Album Artwork by Heather Gabel

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