[Cover photo credit to Ramona Clarke]
Savage Republic has shared the official video for their single “Stingray” featured on their album Meteora out May 20th, 2022, in North America via Mobilization Recordings. Hailing from the Los Angeles underground of the 1980’s, Savage Republic built a reputation for themselves as Art-Post Punk-Industrial pioneers. After a 13 year hiatus, they were revived in 2005. The current four-piece line up (Thom Fuhrmann, Ethan Port, Kerry Dowling, and Alan Waddington) has taken on a strong touring role as well as releasing studio work.
On the new song Savage Republic’s Ethan Port says:
Tapping into the energy of our local surf break, ‘Stingray’ echoes ‘eastern’ cinematic surf inspirations from our 1986 Ceremonial album, but more ferociously – capturing the sonic complexity and power of the current lineup.
Meteora was self-recorded in a “secret cavernous location”, with a “mix of tribal textures, political anthems and Morricone-esque surf instrumentals”.
Over the decades, Savage Republic has performed with or collaborated with similar like-minded artists including Blaine L. Reininger of Tuxedomoon, Einstürzende Neubauten, Flipper, David Yow, Camper Van Beethoven, The Dream Syndicate, Psi-Com, 100 Flowers, Kommunity FK, Christian Death, Sonic Youth, Live Skull, members of Big Black, The Minutemen, Fugazi, the Buzzcocks, and Graham Lewis of Wire.