Hong Kong’s beloved “dead punks” The Tracy Lörds have ended months of inactivity, repaying the patience and support of their long-suffering Tracyjugend, with the release of their opus ‘Lover Superior’ and the Lee Teeda-directed video for the collection’s lead track ‘Heir of the Dog’.
Originally intended as a 7″ release, now inflicted as a free download, ‘Lover Superior’ was recorded in September 2018 at The Record Room with Evan Slagle before being mixed and mastered by PETBRICK’s Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse in London. The five fuzzed-up, blown out and sickly sermons (which include a molten stomp through Danzig’s ‘Twist of Cain’) are housed in the pained and striking, one-of-a-kind surrealism of British artist Carp Matthew.
Filmed earlier this year at Sunset Studio by filmmaker Lee Teeda (金巴利道路真理生命), ‘Heir of the Dog’ is a 45-second encapsulation of the fuzz-heavy blitzkrieg that is ‘Lover Superior’ as a whole. With the exception of a blistering live set earlier this year opening for Dutch Hardcore Punk legends Neuroot, it’s thus far been the last collaborative work between the three lörds and showcases the exhilarating brevity, cryptic playfulness and stylised onslaught that has characterised much of their output.