Trophy Scars recently released a new, re-recorded version of "Artist. Artists." from their classic 2006 album Alphabet. Alphabets. (which we included in our list of 15 albums that defined the 2000s post-hardcore boom), but now they've got their first actual new song since their 2017 single "Panic Machine," "Mother." It's the first taste of the band's upcoming album Astral Pariah, which will be Trophy Scars' first new album since 2014's very good Holy Vacants.

"Astral Pariah is an homage to spaghetti westerns and takes place in the same narrative universe as Holy Vacants," singer Jerry Jones tells us. "Set in an alternate timeline in the post-Civil War west, the album revolves around a man’s journey to carry out brutal revenge against his violent, criminal family. The lyrics are told through each of his victims’ eyes before he commits familicide." Musically, the new song also picks up where Holy Vacants' mix of psych, prog, blues, and post-hardcore left off, and as far as latter-day Trophy Scars goes, "Mother" is one of the band's heavier songs in a while. It's great stuff and you can hear it below.

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