Norwegian rockers Spielbergs have announced they’ll release a new album called Vestli on August 19 through Big Scary Monsters. Commenting on the themes of the album, Mads Baklien says:
“The songs on Vestli are all more or less about a feeling that there is no way to go. No escape. You are dealing with issues in your mind, regrets, shame, fear, should haves and could haves. No way out. Maybe you don’t like who you are or who you have become. You are stuck with being you. You are dealing with a lot of pressure and noise in your everyday life, and all you want to do sometimes is just to leave everything behind and find a quiet place somewhere to start a new life. But you can’t. You have commitments and responsibilities. You’re going nowhere.”
To celebrate the announcement, they’ve shared the double-A side single “When They Come For Me” and “Get Lost”, which, by title alone, certainly drill down into that feeling of being trapped. Sonically, Spielbergs make the pain of stagnation and stress into a whirlwind punk rock, their massive riffs and booming drums turning the forlorn admissions into mighty statements – Spielbergs know it’s hopeless, but they aren’t going down without a fight.
This combination of pained exterior with a defiant core guides “When They Come For Me”, which drives beautifully through fear and crests with a magnificently explosive finally that will force any convicted listener to just open up their arms and lungs and scream along.
“Get Lost” is similarly bristling with a desire to shut out the world and just find satisfaction in oneself. Spielbergs drive the song forward with a shimmering bluster that is primed for fist-pumping empathy at upcoming live shows.
Check out both songs below.
Spielbergs’ new album Vestli comes out on August 19 through Big Scary Monsters. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.