Ernest Jenning Record Co. shared the video for SAVAK’s “I Wanna Exist,” the second single from their sophomore album Cut-Ups (October 27, 2017). The video features footage of the band performing the track while “amateur” musicians practice along at home.
The band — which includes members of Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops, The Make Up and more — is also performing several dates in support of Pinback and Hot Snakes this fall. The full list of Pinback shows, which includes two-night stands in Washington, D.C., Allston, MA, and Philadelphia, PA, as well as one-offs in Hamden, CT and New York City, can be found below. SAVAK will support Hot Snakes in both New York City and Boston.
Cut-Ups was produced by the band and Geoff Sanoff (Nada Surf, Luna, Jets To Brazil) at Renegade Studios in New York City with additional recording done by the band at their Brooklyn practice space and homes. This is an album for listeners who don’t seek authenticity, but intuitively know it when they hear it; for people who are interested in language and sound. This is not lifestyle marketing. This is not going to cover your bald spot or shrink your waistband. This is not this year’s model. Or last year’s model dressed up as tomorrow’s hope. This is the sound of four adult men in Brooklyn, New York, sharing their world as they see it. They are not afraid to write about politics or personal failings. They are not afraid to celebrate love. Or yearn for a better world. They may be cut up, but they are here to stay.
For those who need references, the band suggests Neu!, The Gun Club, Agent Orange, The Fall, Magazine, Love, Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, The Byrds, Television and dub music, spy movie soundtracks, international folk music, free jazz, spoken word, comedy, food, travel, books, and just trying to sustain humanity in an increasingly hostile world.
SAVAK’s upcoming performances:
10/8 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY *
11/6 – Kabinet múz – Brno, CZ
11/7 – Mochvara – Zagreb, HR
11/8 – Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
11/9 – Teatro Altrove – Genova, IT
11/10 – Sonic – Lyon, FR
11/11 – Les Passagers du Zinc – Besançon, FR
11/12 – Substage Café – Karlsruhe, DE
11/13 – Schokoladen – Berlin, DE
11/14 – Klub 007 – Prague, CZ
11/16 – Bell House – Brooklyn, NY ^
11/17 – Middle East – Boston, MA ^
12/9 – Bell House – Brooklyn, NY %
* – w / Pinback
^ – w/ Hot Snakes
% – w/ Heist, Girls Against Boys