It’s there from the beginning. A low, steady drone, unassuming and monotone. It’s immediately relegated to the background as Teepee‘s lead singer Erix Laurant’s reverberating chant takes center stage. It’s still there, barely audible, as the quick, pulse-pounding drums kick “Time Meant Nothing” into high gear. The softly sung lyrics outline a doomed relationship with lines like, “It’s proven time will heal, but she thinks it’s a lie/ It’s proven time will fly, but he thinks it’s a lie” indicating, as in the song’s music, there is something simmering, ever-present, underneath the surface. The rhythms at this point are steady and dependable, that low buzz still present but hardly noticeable. As the seconds tick away, however, and the drums get more intense, the drone gets louder, its dull edges sharpening into a buzzsaw of static. Soon it’s a tidal wave of white noise crashing down, upending and drowning everything else. As the music softens, the distortion loosens with it, lingering on longer than the crash of cymbals and tambourines, longer still than the rumbling drums. The song fades to silence on the back of that fuzz, last as it was first.
“Time Meant Nothing” will drop as a 7″ single on July 19, and will be on the full length, Distant Love or: Time Meant Nothing, And Never Will coming out December 4 via the Revera Corporation.