York Calling Talks Slow Violence With Occurrence
York Calling recently interviewed Occurrence, whose album Slow Violence is at radio now. They discuss the creation of album tracks “Heels Over Head” and “Fudge,” their influences, the local scene in New York, and how the pandemic has impacted their work. About the LP, the band explains, “The album is the most personal thing we’ve made. The title comes from a book by Rob Nixon. He defines slow violence as ‘a violence that occurs gradually and out of sight, a violence of delayed destruction that is dispersed over space and time, an attritional violence that is typically not viewed as violence at all.’ Though Nixon is talking about environmental destruction, we thought of it as an apt metaphor for our lives, the small and slow destructive events that make us who we are.” Read the full interview here.