On the eve of the release of tenebrous post-punk act Secret Shame’s debut LP Dark Synthetics the band have unveiled their video for “Calm”.

The guitar-driven track crackles like fire and smoke, cutting intermittently between a fog engulfed concert venue, to the burning rage of a ritualistic pyre under the night sky.

“Calm”, the album’s de facto title track, utilizing the LP’s name “Dark Synthetics” in its lyrics, explores the abuse enabled in a toxic relationship, and is part of the records’ overarching theme of mental health.

Secret Shame’s Vocalist Lena had explained previously to us:

“This was one that started with random melodies being figured out completely in the moment, in our practice space at the time. It became a full song within the hour of writing it. It’s a pit of a song, a slap in the face to both parties involved. This song is about domestic abuse.”

Watch the video for “Calm” below:

Secret Shame are self-releasing Dark Synthetics tomorrow, September 6th—the day before they perform their biggest show to date at the renowned Hopscotch Music Festival in North Carolina, along with Moon Duo, and Chvrches.

Pre-Order Dark Synthetics via Bandcamp here, and pre-save the album for Streaming here

For tickets and more info for all Secret Shame tour dates go here:

  • 9/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
  • 9/08 – Richmond, VA @ Hypercube
  • 9/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
  • 9/10 – Montclair, NJ @ The Meat Locker
  • 9/11 – York, PA @ Skid Row Garage
  • 9/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Broadway
  • 9/14 – Fredericksburg, VA – Rec Center FXBG
  • 9/15 – Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza
  • 9/16 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

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