Hello Shitstorm (downloadable single)
"Hello Shitstorm" is a pep-talk and a horror story about what’s happening in America at the moment—the new brand of fascism, the dawn of the Trump Years, a fresh meanness rising. Andrew Mears and Adam Gnade recorded together with Mears‘ former band Youthmovies but this is their first time collaborating with his new project, Modern Ache (which also includes Dan Pollard). According to Gnade, "We put this single together for Inauguration Day as a rally cry for anyone who wants to acknowledge that we still have power and then do something about it. And it’s not just here in the States. This is happening all across the world—just look at Brexit and Aleppo. Dangerous times but we’re strong too." As he says in the single’s lyrics, "the wolves chasing us aren’t wolves/they’re guard dogs/and they’re chained."