Converge are back with a new 7-inch. The Massachusetts hardcore/metal luminaries' one-two punch of "I Can Tell You About Pain" and "Eve" marks their first new music since 2012's spectacular All We Love We Leave Behind LP, and precedes a new Converge album due out sometime later this year. Each cut showcases two very different sides of the band. "I Can Tell You About Pain" is a two-and-a-half-minute napalm blast that hearkens back to the Bostonians' no-B.S. hardcore roots; while "Eve" swaps brute force for dynamic nuance, arriving at the same roiling peaks by way of an epic, doomy seven-minute ascent à la Neurosis (with whom Converge are set to tour later this month).
"I Can Tell You About Pain" arrives paired with a grim visual directed by Tony Wolski. After swigging down what appears to be an ordinary glass of milk, our protagonist proceeds to hallucinate sentinent trash bags and beautiful, illuminated Jane Does, so entranced that he almost forgets the blood gushing out of his nose. It's a dream world, to say the least. Watch that Lynchian clip, plus listen to "Eve," below. "I Can Tell You About Pain" b/w "Eve" is available now digitally via Epitaph and physically via Deathwish.