Casper Skulls Share New Single/Video for “The Mouth”
Album, Knows No Kindness out 12th November 2021
on Next Door Records
Toronto’s Casper Skulls are sharing their new single, “The Mouth” from their second album, Knows No Kindness – out 12th November via Next Door Records.
Casper Skulls just oozes this magical appeal and they’ve captured that spellbinding feature within their latest single “The Mouth”. With the new single, Casper Skulls showcase their ability to perfect immersion within their entire exploration, you are pulled into the rhythmic passages, the delicate vocal harmonies, and the bright tones which emit into the atmospherical creation.
Casper Skulls create the most alluring and innovative ambiance within their work, that ambiance allows each musician to give their all, especially in the triumphant intensive peaks of the single. As the instrumentation travels through these mighty clashes, we embrace the power of each instrument as the journey meanders through a powerful climax. The musicians unite to dynamically shift the atmosphere and align all their work to a more energetic influence. The vocal delivery exudes such character and the harmonious journey hooks the audience. The lyrics offer this personal, intimate affair that emits this rich emotional influence appreciated by the listener taking the flawless creation in.
Casper Skulls capture this real nostalgic effort within their outlook as their vision mirrors an early 00’s indie/alternative/shoegaze power classic. Hooked throughout, you’ll be needing to engage in the world of Casper Skulls as soon as the track ends.
Once again latching onto the band’s new direction of icy folk-inflected rock, taking cues from the likes of Neko Case, and Gillian Welch, the new single “The Mouth” peels back those heavier tones previously associated with the band to find a sound that allows singer, Melanie St-Pierre‘s lyrics to shine through. Expansive, dreamlike notions are still at play here with guitarist, Neil Bednis finding something more lyrical in his playing drawing inspiration from George Harrison and Neil Young. Written early on in the process of Knows No Kindness, “The Mouth” helped layout the blueprint for how the record would sound as a full piece.
Knows No Kindness is a deeply personal body of work for the band, in particular St-Pierre who tells stories of her life growing up in small-town Northern Ontario, specifically Sudbury and Massey. This new song reminisces on a park called The Mouth Park in Massey where the Spanish and Sauble rivers meet; it was a spot that was regularly frequented by St-Pierre as a child following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother who used to go when they were growing up.
Speaking about the track, Melanie says: “The park has a bit of a legacy in my family. My grandmother used to take my mother swimming there when she was young, and later my mother would take my sister and me. Every spring hundreds of trilliums grow along the dirt road leading to the park. The protest pictured in our album art, of which my grandmother was a big part, helped save the area from having nuclear waste dumped into it. I’m very grateful for this area and go often to check on it and sometimes bird watch.”
Knows No Kindness follows on from the band’s 2016 EP, Lips and Skull and their 2017 debut full-length, Mercy Works. In 2018, Casper Skulls earned a SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination for “Lingua Franca” before they independently released a new single/video, “O My Enemy,” a fitting transition between Mercy Works and this forthcoming release.
Knows No Kindness Tracklist:
5. Rose of Jericho
7. Knows No Kindness
9. The Mouth
10. Stay The Same