Listen: Bootblacks Release Single 'Hold & Dissolve'

Friday September 8, 2017

On Friday, Brooklyn-based Bootblacks share their new single "The Longest Night."

"It's about the importance of memory," the band explains of the track, "how certain things like locations, weather, sights and sounds can bring back the past and people we've lost." Bootblacks forthcoming album, "Fragments," is out September 14 via Manic Depression Records.

Since the group's founding in 2010, Brooklyn-based Bootblacks have been enthralling audiences with their frenetic live shows from the U.S. to Europe. Their sounds has been described as a balance of contradictions: both pensive and buoyant, referential and modern. Fitting, as the Bootblacks name is derived from novelist William Burroughs' description of the dark underbelly of glitzy New York City.

Vocalist and frontman Panther MacDonald lists an eclectic set of influences: Depeche Mode, New Order, Simple Minds, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Early U2, as well as The Beatles and David Bowie for lyrical inspiration.