Sheer Mag is the band to look up to in this generation, as it keeps breaking all social barriers and singing against the political and social injustices. The rock band songs highlight all that is wrong with humanity in very blunt terms. Their latest release “The Killer” is a call to action for its listeners against all the political threats of 2019.
Sheer Mag is unlike most bands. With Philadelphia, rock band released their sophomore album A Distant Call today. The group has four members, Tina Halladay as the lead singer, Matt Palmer (rhythm guitar/keyboards), Kyle Seely (lead guitar) and Hart Seely (bass). Their latest LP “The Killer” has some strong lyrics that are a statement on the political scene. With brave lyrics that state that the Killer is shaking hands on the senate floor. To give a glimpse of the penultimate track from the album, the song lyrics goes something like this. “The Killer is a war criminal the corrupt of society have produced and protected. The Killer spends his life covering up atrocities and defending right-wing dictatorships. The Killer stifles accountability and truth. We want to know, when does The Killer die?”
Sheer Mag has dealt with themes from the LGBRQ rights, fat-shaming, abuse to injustices and is without the sense of male entitlement that usually comes. Pushing on the comfort zone boundaries, they also have a song on the execution of 21-year-old anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, highlighting the brutality of Scholl’s death, and imagining the temperature of the blade that killed her. The song still retained the hope that her death was not entirely in vain.
The album is a quasi-concept album which reflects the time when Halladay was unemployed, single and dealing with her father’s death, with whom she had a problematic relationship. A Distant Call follows their 2017 debut, Need to Feel Your Love which had ranked at number 22 on Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2017 list. From the same album, “Fan the Flames” also made a rolling stone’s Best Songs list.
Listen to their songs here.