It’s a little known fact that the name of this online music magazine loosely takes its inspiration from Russian playwright and writer Anton Chekhov. So we’re a bit surprised that it took three years for us to hype a new track inspired by the work of novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
But that’s what we’re serving up this morning, courtesy of Allston guitar-rock trio Earth Heart, who channel the fidgety ghosts of fellow locals Krill and Fat History Month alongside some Russian literature ideology in their wonderfully disjointed rager “Demons.”
“Dostoevsky wrote a novel called Demons, or The Possessed, about the political changes in 19th century Russia,” says guitarist/vocalist Katie Coriander. “He saw how people were possessed by their ideologies and how ideas can turn people into demons. That’s what this song is about, obsession and ideology and how hard it is to realize you’re not in control of your own thoughts. People don’t have ideas, ideas have people.”
That message seems all too appropriate in this election season.
“Demons” is the latest track off Earth Heart’s upcoming debut LP, Homesick, which was recorded earlier this year with Shaun Curran at Napoleon Complex in Somerville. It’s out August 5, and the release party goes down the night before (August 4) at the Lilypad in Cambridge.