The prog/goth rockers SECONDHAND DEPRESSION – led by Lucas Di Mascio (Malacoda) and Michael Farina (Wolf Saga, ex-Farewell to Freeway) – have teamed up with Metal Shock Finland, to premiere exclusively worldwide their official lyric video ‘Victim’s of a Victimless Crime’, taken from the collective’s self-titled EP, coming out on January 28th.
“This opening track reminds me of the more punk and goth rock styled music I listened to as a teenager, Type O Negative, Danzig, Sex Pistols, etc. I think this was the first song I used my Placid Audio microphones on, the drums in the verses have that lo-fi sound that I’m really into. I think this song is a good introduction of us.”
Enjoy the premiering of ‘Victim’s of a Victimless Crime’ here:
Formed in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lucas Di Mascio and Michael Farina started a recording project as a means to test out recording techniques and production ideas. Believing it is collectively some of the best music the duo has created they’ve decided to release these recordings in a limited edition physical format with a bonus drum sample back made during the recordings to help spark other artists’ creativity in these uncertain times.
Secondhand Depression’s four song self-titled EP is filled with dark melodies, creative use of lo-fi elements and percussion, as well as appropriately moody atmospheres. The duo takes its listeners on a DIY goth rock inspired journey. Songs about life as an artist during the pandemic, holding onto bitter sweet memories of touring and band rehearsals as well as the often crippling doubt that infects most (if not all) creatives are the subject matter.
One thing is for certain, Secondhand Depression have embraced it’s shadow-kissed essence and have manipulated their discomfort into something beautifully raw.
‘Secondhand Depression’ Tracklisting:
Victims of a Victimless Crime
The Long Road Home
The New Weird
The super limited EP package will be available on January 28th, pre-order available now at www.secondhanddepression.com. The songs are available on all streaming services and on Bandcamp.
Lucas Di Mascio – Guitars/Bass/Keys/Vocals
Michael Farina – Drums/Percussion
Will Warford – Additional Drums on Track 1
Wes MacDonald – Guitar Solos on Track 1 & 3
Mixed & Mastered at Old Haunt Recording Studio by Lucas Di Mascio
Artwork by Stefan Skjoedt & Yeganeh Ghasemi
Photography by Yeganeh Ghasemi
More information at https://m.facebook.com/secondhand.depression.band