Death Index have just premiered a rather dark, driving, and melodic new single “Dream Machine” (which can be listened to below via YouTube), which will be on their upcoming album (which is yet to be titled) that is out on February 26th via Deathwish Inc.
“Dream Machine” is bass heavy and guitar driven in all the best ways. You feel like you’re partying inside a goth rock concert to this tune. The only issue is the song is so short that it leaves you wanting more and feeling like it could have had so much more to it. That said, kudos to Death Index for creating something that was so engaging and attention grabbing to begin with. Stereogum goes into further detail, saying:
Merchandise frontman Carson Cox has a new band: Death Index, a duo with Marco Rapisarda, a member of Venice bands like La Piovra, Sgurd, and Archaic. Together, they’ve made an album of bleak and punishing postpunk, and they’re getting ready to release it on Deathwish, Inc., the label run by Converge frontman Jacob Bannon. Cox and Rapisarda recorded Death Index’s debut in Berlin, Tampa Bay, and Palermo, and its press materials namecheck the Birthday Party and Suicide. For me, though, neither of those names really applies to debut single “Dream Machine,” a revved-up two-minute fuzz-burst that’s almost metallic in its focus.
Hopefully the rest of the Death Index record can give us more of what we want from them because this single is way too intriguing to just let it be.