The Thing Share “Midnight” Single & Announce Sophomore Album “The Thing Is”

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New York psych garage four piece The Thing have announced their sophomore album, The Thing Is, with the release of their third single, Midnight. Three minutes of perfectly calibrated overdrive, Midnight sees the band punching the time clock for impending doom. Fast, driving and unrelenting, this new cut is another taste of what’s to come from their second full length that will arrive on February 2nd. The Thing will also be kicking off their North American tour shortly with a hometown show in New York City at one of the band’s favorite venues, TV Eye, on the 2nd February. The band will then be snaking their way across the country, into Canada, and back along with an appearance at Boise, ID’s Treefort Music Fest.

“The initial idea came from a drunken stupor years ago when we were jamming in our living room. We spent close to an hour just on the one riff. We’ve been enjoying writing this way, entering a trance and trying to find a song amidst a cacophony. Eventually, we revisited this voice memo during our recording session for this album. We whittled it down and settled on a form but had not found the lyrics. So, on the tail end of our most recent tour, we spent a few nights in an Airbnb in the Appalachians. The lyrics were inspired from conversions about nuclear weapons and how our time on earth is measured by a doomsday clock countdown. We were asking existential questions and affirming our belief in a creative life. We felt the spy-like essence to the instrumental fitted that lyrical theme nicely. We filmed the ‘Midnight’ video at Horseman Antiques, a famous antique store in Brooklyn where Michael used to work. It’s a place where we all spent time doing odd jobs delivering various pieces of furniture. The idea is that we are burglars robbing the store in search of a coveted item.”