London born, Brooklyn-based composer Morgan Visconti has music pedigree coming out of his ears. His dad, Tony Visconti is a renowned producer, counting the likes of T.Rex and Morrissey among his clients, as well as David Bowie from Space Oddity to The Next Day, while his mother, Mary Hopkin, was one of the first acts signed to Apple Records (the Beatles’ own label). After years of performing as an assistant engineer, programmer and session musician, and composing for hundreds of ad campaigns, Morgan about to step into his own light with the release of his debut full-length.
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Soaked in grime, fuming a miasma of toxins as intoxicating as it is noxious, We Are Hex is a hoodoo conjurer’s wet nightmare. Proving this contention is the video the Indianapolis foursome unveiled for new song “Tongues”. The flurry of images, flashing on screen as rapidly as the manic rhythms and jittery guitar lines, feature the band performing in a rotten, moss-strewn mouth. “I go tick / And you go tock / I can dig it / And you cannot,” singer Jilly Weiss sings while convulsing, spitting the lines so fast she sounds overcome with pagan glossolalia. Unrelenting, propulsive and fierce as hell, it’s tailor-made for those who gravitate toward the darker side of the musical spectrum.
We Are Hex released “Tongues” via their Bandcamp page on Monday, 6 January, along with “W.D.M.R.S.”, the latter of which features a guest spot by Coven frontwoman Jinx Dawson. The two songs are to be released on a 7-inch in the spring.
Today Finn shared the record’s first single, “Snug as Fuck”. Speaking to SPIN, he said of the album, “there was a surreal feeling created through the energy of where I was and looking over at Manhattan and seeing it as a subconscious dimension, an entity in itself where every story under the sun was happening all at once. Any fantasy or fear you have in your own mind is probably playing out in reality in Manhattan at any one time.”