Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Making of a Song About The Making of a Murderer

Where the mice of men are chained and bruised, Where to stand accused is to admit you lose... The Arcs - Lake Superior

I am really digging the new Arcs song Lake Superior.  The song was influenced by the Netflix blockbuster 10 episode documentary Making A Murderer.  The show is an up-close,  fascinating look at crime, police work and our court system.

"...The Arcs return with new music once again in the form of the hazy, psychedelic “Lake Superior”. The track was reportedly inspired by the new Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, which tells the real-life story of Steven Avery, “a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.”

In a statement, the band explained how the show gave rise to the song:

“It’s like Billy Childish says, ‘We live in troubled times.’ Last week, we got a sneak peek at what goes on behind the curtains of our criminal justice system. A few sleepless nights later we gathered in the studio and wrote this song. Written, recorded, mixed and mastered in 2 days.”

... All profits from the track benefit the Innocence Project, a nonprofit that helps to exonerate wrongly convicted people through DNA testing."

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