Today, Brooklyn's Weeping Icon are announcing their debut full length with the premiere of the album's first single, "Ripe For Consumption" on Stereogum. A self-titled release, the album follows the band's 2017 EP Eyeball Under, and will be out on Fire Talk and Kanine Records on September 27th. Preorder green vinyl at Kanine or at Bandcamp.
The band have been fixtures of the NYC DIY music and art scenes, both as a unit and in several guises as individuals, including stints in the celebrated and sorely missed post-punk band ADVAETA, and the noise project Lutkie. Weeping Icon have developed a reputation as one of the city's more engaging live acts, with a sound that blends punk aggression with meditative compositions, goth aesthetics and pure noise experimentation. "Ripe For Consumption" provides a hint of the way the album captures the band's mesmeric live performances, flashing Hawkwindesque bass turnarounds, waves of distortion and a vocal performance that falls somewhere between Christian Death's Rozz Williams and Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna in a three and half minute squall concerning the cynical transformations frequently undergone by newly professional artists.
The band expand on the song and video in conversation with Stereogum.
Ripe for Consumption is streaming today at Spotify and at Apple.