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Bethlehem Steel share new song “Govt. Cheese”: Stream

Accompanying video sees the Brooklyn-based indie rockers jam out in spandex

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Bethlehem Steel “Govt Cheese” Video
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    Indie rock four-piece Bethlehem Steel have shared another single from their upcoming self-titled record. This one is called “Govt. Cheese”, and it’s being released today along with a video.

    The new album follows 2017’s Party Naked Forever, and is set to arrive September 13th via Exploding in Sound Records. We’ve already heard a couple tracks from the Brooklyn-based band’s latest LP — including “Bad Girl” and “Empty Room”, the latter of which was explained by Bethlehem Steel in our Origins feature last month.

    Today’s “Govt. Cheese” has a grungier build, with the dual guitars thrusting the track forward. The pre-chorus is instrumental, and one guitar has this fascinating send into a different octave in which it becomes cleaner. This structure allows for the vocals to blossom into a near Corin Tucker range of strain on the chorus, while also asserting the repetition of, “I must take care of myself.”

    (Read: The Top 25 Songs of 2019 So Far)

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    The video, directed by lead singer and guitarist Becca RyskalczykI, features the group’s members along with dancer Sam Gehrke jauntily grooving out to the song against a tinfoil-like backdrop. It eventually devolves into RyskalczykI and guitarist Christina Puerto doing workout routines in spandex one-pieces, and it’s hysterical, frankly. Of the choreography, RyskalczykI says,

    “I really wanted to choreograph a dance for Christina and I so I did. I wanted to show how sometimes certain male relationships held me back. In letting some of that go I could grow as a person and find more strength in myself. The dual dancers shows the importance of healthy friendships and a solid support system if you’re lucky enough to find that.”

    Watch the video for “Govt. Cheese” below.

    To promote the new LP, Bethlehem Steel will tour North America this fall.

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