Commander Keen – “When David Bowie Passed Away”

With a title like “When David Bowie Passed Away”, you’d think you were in for a forelorn ballad about the passing of the Earth’s finest Starman but Commander Keen‘s latest isn’t about delivering on expectations. This burst of a song – clocking in at 1:15 – is an outburst of manic energy shouting at the travesty’s of the world. It has all the markings of a punk song but, again, Keen is defining expectations here by delivering a wall of affected guitars and doubled-up vocals that, magically, maintain a harmonious quality without losing a moment of bile.

Commander Keen will release their full-length Dying in the South on July 4th and, if this track is any indication, it’s going to be a rousing good time.