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“Anxious bedroom confessionals, suburban scene reports and rallying cries” –Exclaim!

“A gigantic burst of noise worthy of instant attention. Fierce would be an understatement.” –DIY Mag

“Smashing Pumpkins if they signed to Dischord” –Pitchfork

“That’s a lot of fucking noise for one dude. What an amazing song.
And people say there’s no great music anymore?” –Lars Ulrich (Metallica) on Apple Beats1 Radio

(October 28, 2020) – Whitby, Canada-native Chastity, real name Brandon Williams, shares a powerful anthem today titled “Drain the Bloodbath” about dying for a better life ahead. Featuring Makeda Francisco, the veteran studio singer whose soaring vocals have graced tracks by everyone from Girls to Lenny Kravitz to Earth Wind & Fire, “Drain the Bloodbath” is available to stream and purchase HERE via Dine Alone Records.

Optimism and hope lie at the heart of the lighter-than-air, melodic pop-rock song, imagining that the destructive and turbulent political reality of 2020 will soon improve. Speaking on it, Williams says, “Been trying to think of all the good people in the U.S. right now instead of the trippy ones. My pal has been telling me that this is the end of a bad era, not the beginning of one. I love that. Hoping for some positive change, hoping that the world is able to drain this bloodbath.”

The new song is Chastity’s first in 2020 and follows an industrious 2019 with the release of Home Made Satan, the second installment of a building trilogy, via Captured Tracks. That album brings a pop sensibility to the band’s catalog following their acclaimed 2018 debut Death Lust. Chastity also embarked on an extensive North American headlining run and numerous dates with DIIV in the U.K., Europe and the U.S.

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Channeling the feeling of youth on the fringe, Chastity focuses on the earnest connections found in pent up suburbia. Living in the outskirts, Brandon Williams creates music in a space of urgency, melody and chaos – an artifact of youth culture that bridges isolation and collectivity. Chastity is a stand out temperament in music, in recent history sharing the stage with DIIV, Chelsea Wolfe and Japandroids.

Death Lust was received with both critical and cultural acclaim, with praise from Pitchfork and voluntary cosigns from artists including Lars Ulrich, Dallas Green and Jehnny Beth. The project’s debut was quickly followed up with Home Made Satan, a political record that was prophetic to the year that the world would see in 2020.

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