THOUGHTCRIMES RELEASE “PANOPTICON” SINGLE
AS BAND HINTS AT FORTHCOMING ALBUM WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
“The intention was to create the Thoughtcrimes anthem”
– Rick Pepa on “Panopticon”
Thoughtcrimes, teasing what’s to come on the Long Island-based band’s debut full-length album, have released “Panopticon” (https://lnk.to/thoughtcrimesmusic), a three-plus-minute blitzkrieg that guitar player Russ Savarese has described as “the Thoughtcrimes anthem.”
A Tom Flynn directed video (https://youtu.be/fjKs4eaLcWE) accompanies the single’s release, offering a visual interpretation of the track’s frenetic energy.
“Initially, we set out to release an additional EP until we built a studio and committed to writing a full-length album,” explains drummer Billy Rymer. “This was the first body of work completed during those sessions.” “Panopticon” is the second preview of the forthcoming Mike Watts-produced album, with the band sharing the track “The Drowning Man” (https://youtu.be/dEkPFY7zS_o) in March. Full album details will be announced soon.
Singer Rick Pepa offers insight into the concept behind “Panopticon”: “Lyrically, it outlines the attempt to wake up from dreams of a highly medicated, futuristic, dystopian setting.”
Thoughtcrimes is rounded out by guitar player Brian Sullivan, and bass player Cody Hosza.
In October, the band re-issued their Tap Night EP (https://smarturl.it/TapNight). Two bonus tracks were included on the now six-song EP, with videos for the two additional songs: the stunning, animated video for “Misery’s A Muse” (https://youtu.be/tUbSCpGf0MQ) and the live performance clip for “Wedlock Waltz” (https://youtu.be/IQPFXpVYTeU). The EP is available digitally and physically (https://lnk.to/thoughtcrimes_stores).