- Given Names Premieres New Song “East To West” on SoundCloud
- Brooklyn/Chicago-based, the electronic rock duo Given Names has delivered a new song "East To West" via SoundCloud.
The track is taken from their upcoming sophomore EP and is their first single in 2 years since "Razor Wire".
Given Names consists of David Raymond (Hidden Hospitals, Damiera) and Jeremy Perez-Cruz (The Still Voice, Sleeping Girl Drowning).
The band released a debut EP "Given Names" in 2015, produced by Villain Lighting (Bleachers).
The duo takes their years of experience in art, design, and music to craft austere, yet complex and rich dark electro pop. Their sound reminds us of Sigur Rós.
About the song, Given Names said;
“The new track finds inspiration in the Egyptian Predynastic period. A customary practice was to place the dead in a crouched or fetal position in rectangular boxes with their face either towards the east (rising sun) or the west. The song is about someone who has already died and teaching them the rituals of passing from this world to whatever is next.”
- source : LIVE IN LIMBO