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Rock n’ roll vets Jonah Matranga (Far, Gratitude) and Ian Love (Rival Schools, Burn) have premiered the first single “Queen of Swords” from their new project I is Another at ArtistDirect.com. The single comes via their debut self-titled EP, due out June 24th via Siren Records. In addition to premiering the single, the band has also offered the track up for free download.

Vocalist Jonah Matranga on “Queen of Swords” –

“When Ian sent me the demo, the working title of the tune was ‘Youth’ because the verse reminded him of Sonic Youth. I loved the juxtaposition of that loping, lazy, jangly feel with the romping, off-kilter chorus that actually reminds me of ‘Unchained’, one of my very favorite Van Halen songs. Then into that monstrous Sabbath-y bit. It’s just a really fun, adventurous rock song. I just wanted to keep up with it vocally, do it justice. I got my voice to do some stuff that it’s never done, and that weird yowl after the second chorus gives me that breathless, teenage feeling that I always want when listening to or making music. 

I is Another’s debut self-titled EP is currently available for pre-order, featuring a double 7” vinyl package which can be purchased at the Siren Records webstore.

Stream the new single “Queen of Swords” below. Click here to download.

 

Pre-order the double 7” I is Another vinyl package: http://hellomerch.com/collections/siren-records/products/i-is-another-bundle-pre-order

 

Find I is Another online:

www.facebook.com/iisanother

 

Find Siren Records online:

www.soundthesiren.com

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