TRIP VILLAIN Release New Dance-Punk Single “Won” the Title Track from the Upcoming Debut LP dropping
TRIP VILLAIN Release New Dance-Punk Single “Won” the Title Track from the Upcoming Debut LP dropping February 22nd
Watch in Studio Performance of "Won" HERE!
photo credit: Caroline Pigou
Preorders for the full album Won available start today! https://tripvillain.bandcamp.com/album/won
Trip Villain is a Brooklyn-based power duo that fuses synth-laden psychedelia with the prehistoric stomp of doom metal. Trip Villain is Josh Musto (Tragedy, ex-ShitKill, ex-Netherlands) and Damien Moffitt (Leach, ex-ShitKill, ex-Netherlands).
Today, Trip Villain released their new dance-punk single/title track “Won." This is the third single off their upcoming debut LP, Won, which drops February 22nd. Accompanying the single is a live in-studio performance of the song shot at Rad Hazard Studios.
Watch "Won" HERE!
Guitarist Josh Musto and drummer Damien Moffitt share "The title track, 'Won' was the first jam we came up with as Trip Villain. The prompt we gave ourselves was 'heavy, sexy, dancey,' and once our friend, Trip-Pop artist, Leach recorded a guest vocal, it gelled beautifully. Lyrically, 'Won' is about breaking free from bad relationships and controlling your own destiny.
1. Won (feat. Leach)
2. The Villain
3. Is This Love?
4. Another Round (feat. Lily Blu)
5. Fun Guy
6. Ego Death
Preorder details: Digital album and 7” Flexi-Disc preorders open on Jan 21st.
An instant digital download via Bandcamp of the three singles "Won"/ "The Villain"/" Is This Love?" comes with a preorder of either the digital album Won or the two-track 7" flexi-disc of "The Villain" & "Ego Death"
The 7” Flexi-Disc is two tracks (The Villain, Ego Death) and comes with a full album download via Bandcamp. 7” Flexi-Discs will not ship until late-March
Trip Villain explains "Won is the culmination of the two of us playing together in various bands since we were thirteen. We wanted to make an album that punches as hard as the riffy metal bands we grew up with, but with the emotional depth and synthy sparkle of the psychedelic music we’re influenced by as adults. Since most of these songs were born out of improvised jams, our seventeen years of musical chemistry is front and center. The sound we ended up with lands somewhere between the metallic grooves of Helmet and the tripped out ecstasy of The Flaming Lips, all with a deep reverence for the almighty RIFF."
Two previously released singles from the upcoming album, Won, “Is This Love?” and “The Villain” are also currently streaming HERE on Spotify
Check out the animated video for “The Villain” by visual artist duo Gregory Stovetop & B.A. Miale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyqE7TtfnI0
About Trip Villain:
Josh and Damien have been playing in bands together since they were 11-years-old, starting with teen thrash band ShitKill and more recently, avant-sludge outfit Netherlands. Their musical journey has now culminated in the psychedelic doom-laden grooves of Trip Villain.
photo credit: Stuart Leach