BTR Today has an interview with MIEN, the new dark psych supergroup featuring members of The Black Angels, The Horrors, Elephant Stone, and The Earlies. The band explains the long process that led to its formation, and also gives some insight into the meaning behind single “(I’m Tired of) Western Shouting.” According to bandmember Alex Maas, “The song on one hand means exactly what it says, “I’m tired of the western shouting”—literally tired of the violence, the apathy, the selfishness between people, politicians and everything in between. One of the cancers of the western culture beyond our own diets and overprescribed lifestyles, is our terrible communication on a personal level as well as a global/political front. On the other hand the song is an awaking or a call to arms in a communicable sense in some ways. It has many meanings to me, like all art.”
Read the whole piece here.