Our Day 15 song for 31 Days of May Madness, attempting to post a New Zealand track every day of the month of May, is “Bring Out Your Dead” by Horror in Clay:

“Bring Out Your Dead” the first single from an upcoming June release by Auckland ensemble Horror in Clay on Muzai Records called “Live At Toad Hall.” The song is a disorienting, gently sinister kind of melodic light & dark Post-Punk psychedelia. Despite the ominous title it’s also very approachable, something that can’t always be said about the music of guitarist/ vocalist Casey Latimer (GPOGP).

The distant plangent roar of shoegaze style guitars, propelled on bass and drums awash in chilly sarcophagus reverb, and a resigned vocal incantation all culminates with a hellfire & brimstone sermon sample condemning the excommunicated to eternal damnation, cast out in the darkness with the devil, his fallen angels and all the reprobates.

Imagine The Bunnymen in a period of post-“Ocean Rain” melancholy experiencing some kind of spaced-out datura-fuelled delirium complete with religious guilt hallucinations. Just what we all need as a warm up for a Saturday night out.