Back in March, former Dillinger Escape Plan/current the Black Queen frontman Greg Puciato unleashed "Fire for Water," his debut solo song, a gnarly, industrialized diatribe that marked his long-awaited return to aggressive music. Today (May 1st), he dropped its follow-up, the snarling, swaggering "Deep Set," along with its stark, Lost Highway-esque music video. As on "Fire for Water," Puciato plays all the instruments on the new single other than drums, which were handled, in this case, by Poison the Well's Chris Hornbrook. Both cuts presage the singer's first-ever solo album, Child Soldier: Creator of God, due out later this year via his own record label, Federal Prisoner, which was co-founded by fine artist Jesse Draxler, known in the heavy-music world for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, Daughters, TBQ and others.
"Deep Set" is available now both digitally and as a hyper-limited 12-inch single (250 copies). It arrives alongside a limited-edition collection of Federal Prisoner apparel designed by Draxler and available for 24 hours only. You can pick up your shirt and/or hoodie via the label's store, or enter to win one of each, as well as a rare vinyl test pressing of the new single and a one-year membership to Revolver, here.
In addition to Child Soldier: Creator of God, Federal Prisoner are set to release Draxler's innovative collaborative audiovisual project Reigning Cement later this year. Part compilation album, part photography zine, the project saw the artist challenging 20-plus musicians, including Chelsea Wolfe, Trentemøller, Full of Hell's Dylan Walker, and Eric Ghoste, a.k.a. Ghostemane, to create "sound collages/songs" using only 34 sonic assets he supplied, with the variable that they could add vocals if they so desired. The label will also issue a vinyl edition of the instrumental score to former Nine Inch Nails art director Rob Sheridan's cyberpunk graphic novel High Level, which was composed by the Black Queen's Steven Alexander Ryan and Polyfuse's Justin McGrath. Look out for more information on these and more Federal Prisoner releases.