If you’re a fan of System of a Down, love Dick Dale & His Del-Tones (and who doesn’t get goosebumps when “Misirlou” kicks in at the opening of Pulp Fiction?) then you should be blaring Chicago newcomers Bubbles Erotica’s “Cicada Arcade,” off of their upcoming debut, self-titled album, which drops May 9th. It isn’t every day that a band comes along that wholly defies description, but Bubbles Erotica has nailed this fine art, recalling not only SOAD and Dick Dale, but harnessing an energy and intensity on par with early Foxy Shazam and So Many Dynamos. If this explosive track has your attention, grab a pre-order of the album over on iTunes.
“Cicada Arcade” speaks to the culture of social media we live in today. A lot of people talking and making noise, but not listening or paying attention to the world around them. It’s a very me-first frame of mind, with everyone believing that their ideas and opinions are more important than everyone else’s. Our animator, Ali at 3E Visuals took that idea further with his visual interpretation of our lyrics. – Bubbles Erotica
it’s about wanting to get away from the constant noise and distractions that everyone is making in order to create and project their own false realities. And none of the false realities that are being thrown out there are original or unique, but are just based on recycled thoughts and beliefs that are being fed to them. Then the main character goes through a thought process that eventually ends up with him recognizing that he’s not any different and his own existence and reality is based on those very same noises an distractions. But as he’s coming to this realization, it’s too late as he’s actually fully immersed and drowning in the waste from his own false reality. – Ali Manesh – 3E Visuals
Bubbles Erotica will be hosting a double release show with Killing Gods on May 6th at Bottom Lounge in Chicago. Click HERE for more information!