NYC industrial trailblazers Uniform reveal the title track from their forthcoming album due September 11 on Sacred Bones. “‘Shame’ is the song that sets the thematic tone for the rest of the record, which seems appropriate for a title track. It is a portrait of someone riddled with regret in the process of drinking themselves to death. Night after night they sit in dark reflection, pouring alcohol down their throat in order to become numb enough to fall asleep,” vocalist Michael Berdan explains.
“I took inspiration from a few stories of alcoholic implosion, namely Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and John O’Brien’s Leaving Las Vegas. The line “That’s why I drink. That’s why I weep,” appears in homage to Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone episode “Night of the Meek.”