Track Premiere: Double Grave—’Deadend’

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Photo by Tessa Loeffler

“Everyone is worried about me / will I start to worry about myself?,” is how “Deadend,” the second single from Double Grave‘s sophomore EP Empty Hands, begins. It’s a song about realizing the seemingly unproductive path you’re heading down is suddenly becoming your own, as those around you begin rerouting their lives opposite yours. “All my friends are moving on, from here / all their bands are breaking up / what’s that mean for me?,” vocalist Jeremy Warden sings sprightly but with an underlying sense of unease.

The song is a fitting companion both thematically and sonically to A Great Big Pile of Leaves’ “Pet Mouse,” another tangentially emo grunge-popper about the malaise of feeling ill-prepared to follow your crowd to the next stage. As the title implies, there’s no resolution on “Deadend,” just a jittery guitar solo that carries the song to a reverby, key-laden hault. It’s one of the catchiest cuts the Minneapolis trio (once known as Ego Death) has penned to date, and it sits nicely within a tracklist that traverses noise-pop, grungy punk and shoegaze all in a swift 10 minutes.

Stream “Deadend” below:

Catch Double Grave on their Midwest run this May:
5/1-Minneapolis,MN ^
5/4- Chicago, IL *
5/5- Madison, WI *
5/6- Appleton, Wi * 
5/7- Eau Claire, WI *
5/8- Minneapolis, MN *
5/9- Sioux Falls, SD * 
5/10- Fargo, ND ^
5/11- Duluth, MN ^
5/12- Marquette, MI ^
5/15- Minneapolis, MN 
5/22- Minneapolis, MN
5/29- Minneapolis, MN
^ w/ Products 
* w/ Tundrastomper

Empty Hands is out 4/27 via Sad Cactus Records (7″) and Forged Artifacts (Cassette/Digital).

Eli Enis | @eli_enis