“When you die, heaven will burn/no one sets a fire like yours”

In the fuzzy guitar jam “POCKETKNIFE,” Petite League frontman Gillis Cook pulls no punches while reflecting on friendships strained, damaged and/or lost because of addiction. It’s the latest-released single from the Brooklyn “garage” band’s forthcoming self-released LP — Rips One Into the Night — which comes out September 1.

From a (great) Billboard write-up by Sadie Bell:

Gillis Cook says he was inspired to write the song after coming across a quote from Julius Caesar that reads, “When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes,” reminding him of his own friendships wrapped up in drinking problems.