GRID, Lydia Lunch pay tribute to Herbert Huncke on new song

    Check out “Stranglehold: The World According to Herbert Huncke” here.

    GRID jazz trio
    GRID. Image: GRID official Bandcamp

    Experimental jazz trio GRID have enlisted singer Lydia Lunch for their eccentric new single, “Stranglehold: The World According to Herbert Huncke.”

    The song is an homage to influential writer and poet Herbert Huncke, who inspired by other iconic writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. On the track, stilted warbles of brass waft in and out as Lunch channels the late writer.

    “GRID exude a timeless atmospheric Out Surrounds as I summon the spirit and philosophy of the original Beat writer Herbert Huncke,” Lunch said in a statement on Bandcamp, adding that the song is “hypnotic,” “seductive” and “haunting.”

    “Stranglehold: The World According to Herbert Huncke” is the trio’s first release since their 2017 eponymous debut album. Listen to their new song here: