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Oakland Post-Punk Band Fake Fruit Release New Single “Mucho Mistrust”

Off their upcoming album dropping 8/23

Fake Fruit — The Oakland, CA-based post-punk band featuring Hannah “Ham” D’Amato, Alex Post, & Miles MacDiarmid — share their new track “Mucho Mistrust” They’ve also announced their album of the same name out August 23rd via Carpark Records.

Mucho Mistrust, recorded live at the Bay Area’s Atomic Garden studio with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Home Is Where), is a sly reference to a beloved Blondie lyric, the title encapsulates both the anxieties of daily life, a bloodless music industry, and global capitalism as well as the clear-eyed skepticism needed to rebel against it. Across 12 propulsively unpredictable tracks, the album is both their most collaborative and most immediate yet.

“Mucho Mistrust,” the explosive lead single, is simultaneously disorienting and direct, with clanging guitars from Post, off-kilter drums from MacDiarmid, and D’Amato snarling, “How you gonna blame me / when you could’ve done something about it / it’s not right / How you gonna marinate me / in shitty things overnight.”

The song was written during a turbulent and transformational period for Ham, and this personal upheaval was channeled into the track. “There were big life changes and I was so close to boiling over,” says D’Amato. “I left a bad relationship, entered a more stable and loving one, got diagnosed with alopecia, and I’m turning 30 soon too. This song was a snapshot of how I got through a difficult year.”

The music video, directed and edited by Jimmy Whispers, is a tongue-in-cheek parody of televangelism, featuring MacDiarmid as a TV pastor in devil makeup and D’Amato as a guardian Angel to an older woman (played by her own grandmother).

Are you rocking with Fake Fruit’s new single, “Mucho Mistrust”?

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