XASTHUR announce new album 'Victims of the Times' + share lead single

An acid folk narrative of the harsh realities occurring daily within the American sphere.

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As the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. For as glorious as the United States is characterized to be, there's a somber reality existing beneath the shimmering coat of paint that is placed over the country's perception. Having lost his home and recorded music in hotels, porches, and living rooms across the U.S., XASTHUR's Scott Conner concocted Victims of the Times as a result, an effort that highlights the sociopolitical darkness that plagues everyday society. Victims of the Times, which arrives on July 9th via Prophecy Productions, is raw in every sense of the word and today's reveal of the title track puts a face to it all.


XASTHUR mastermind Scott Conner comments on the track:


"The title track of our new album 'Victims of the Times' has much to do with the state of mind behind how nothing is making sense these days, along with and leading up to homelessness and poverty. This song deals with not caring, being oblivious, delusional, and naive. Consciousness, unconsciousness, people who lie to themselves, thinking or not thinking about things happening to them, money and lack thereof; which leads them from the cities to the streets, like a prison."


Conner adds:


"I lost my home in the middle of the making of that last record. I had gotten used to writing music and lyrics in any kind of living situation. I had been moving a lot, moving from place to place, many being temporary. The 'I need to be in a cabin in the woods with isolation and candlelight to write music' type of tale did not fit my situation. I had to learn how to make my music anywhere without such luxuries. Since I never know how long I'll be somewhere, and because I’m always hundreds of miles apart from anyone, things changed with people, motives, goals, and expectations of all involved."


Stream the title track below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.