(Members of Obits, Holy Fuck,
& The Cops)
Announce new album
Beg Your Pardon
out 9th November
First single “Dead Dick” shared via Brooklyn Vegan
SAVAK make a potent and pointed agitpop racket…” NOISEY
“Dread-fueled, post-punk angst tempered with catchy hooks.” MAGNET
“Superior twin-guitar slash action.” MOJO
Brooklyn rock veterans SAVAK (members of Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops) are excited to announce their third album Beg Your Pardon, to be released on November 9 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. Last month, BrooklynVegan premiered the album’s first single “Dead Dick.”
Album opener, “Dead Dick” is a bristling bayonet, lyrically inspired by the #metoo movement, lancing scumbag patriarchs while humorously dropping a Van Halen reference. And that’s a perfect introduction to how SAVAK operates: not afraid to be serious while not taking themselves too seriously.
Beg Your Pardon, SAVAK’s third release follows a compelling progression from their past releases (2016’s Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors and 2017’s Cut-Ups) — equally the most punk rock and sublime record in their repertoire. The new album features everything from noisy careeners and ’80s hardcore nods to slightly glammy stompers and straight-up, New Zealand-inspired, guitar-pop songs (and that’s just in the first 10 minutes of side one).
The band recorded and produced Beg Your Pardon themselves in their Gowanus practice space and then handed off the songs to Mikey Young (Royal Headache, Kelley Stoltz), Geoff Sanoff (Nada Surf, Luna), Ed Ackerman (The Jayhawks, John Wesley Harding) and Matthew Barnhart (Superchunk, METZ) to mix.
SAVAK have also announced a run of shows in the US supporting acts like Hot Snakes, The Gotobeds and The Scientists. European tour dates this autumn will be announced soon.