Los Angeles post punk band Provoker have revealed their new single “Valley Ghoul” and its accompanying video.
The track is taken from their upcoming sophomore album ‘Demon Compass‘, produced by Zach Fogarty and Daniel Fagerström, due to be released on October 13th via YEAR0001 Records. Grab it here.
Watch the Gustav Stegfors-directed video below.
Provoker pairs post-punk aesthetics with a decidedly contemporary approach to pop-adjacent songwriting, creating something that’s equal parts addictive and melancholic. Founder Jonathon Lopez, originally launched the project as a vehicle to explore composing for film, but before long it morphed into a self-sustaining entity, resulting in the 2015 cassette demo Sneak Peek!, and a double A-Sided single, Dry City Maniac.
After meeting Lopez at a horror screening, vocalist Christian Petty joined the band in 2018 for their breakout Dark Angel EP. Previously an R&B singer, the group’s music started taking on new shapes with Petty on vocals, finding the middle ground between catharsis and despondency; at the same time, they moved their center of operations from the Bay Area to Los Angeles.
Demon Compass Tracklist:
- Under My Bed
- Debt Collector
- It’s In My Head
- Little Ghost
- Spring Bride
- A Fate Tightly Sealed
- Valley Ghoul
- C Ur Face
- Freezing Alive (FT. Eyedress)
- Sleight Of Hand
- The Stalker
- Deadly Insect