New track premiered on Prog Magazine
Mondo Drag, the newly transplanted Bay Area band (originally hailing from Iowa), have partnered with Prog Magazine to premier the track ‘Rising Omen’ HERE
Mondo Drag’s John Gamino (Keyboards & Vocals) has this to say about the track: “Rising Omen” is about the cyclical form of time, the passage of light, the changes that happen within this cycle and how, in time, it all starts over again. The song begins and ends in the exact same way, mirroring the lyrics in their reflection of the daily oscillation between light and dark. “Rising Omen” has a lot of complexities but at its core, it is an ode through sound to this cycle of light that we all experience daily. The song pays reverence to simple oral tradition, the mythology of humankind, the idea of humans- a minuscule entity in this vast universe- on earth watching the sky and questioning, wondering, searching, gravitating towards the light of the sun and the moon. This simple cycle of day and night is one that existed with our ancestors and still exists today, in these strange times. This cycle will remain, these lights will be present until the sun burns out. I think of “Rising Omen” as a transmission of an ancient yet still relevant message, the communion of man and the ever-constant cycle of light above and around us”.
‘Rising Omen’ is culled from the forthcoming ‘Occultation of Light’ album, produced by fellow Bay Area resident Phil Manley (Trans Am, Wooden Shjips), the album was recorded live, tracked and mixed on analog tape at El Studio in San Francisco following a tour with label mates Electric Citizen and Slow Season.
‘The Occultation of Light’ is available here:
Stream Rising Omen here