Parquet Courts co-frontman Andrew Savage is putting out his debut solo album, Thawing Dawn, later this week. But if you can’t wait four more days to hear it, you’re in luck — there’s a slow-burning, seven-minute-plus new single to hold you over. “Ladies from Houston” is the name and it has quite the backstory. Savage explained in a press statement:
“I wrote ‘Ladies From Houston’ after going to a small gathering of friends. We were at the house of our friend’s father, who had just died, and he had just finished selling off most of his dad’s possessions so he could sell the house. Some stuff we broke. But a collection of erotica and photographs remained, and we all began sorting through it. This investigation set off a string of stories that went on late into the night. We all learned something about everyone else. The words are based on the stories told that night.”
Thawing Dawn comes out October 13 via Dull Tools. You can listen to “Ladies from Houston,” today’s featured song, below.