New York trio Uniform have announced their new album Shame with its lacerating opening track, “Delco.”
“Delco”—which is short for Delaware County, where vocalist Michael Berdan grew up—is about Berdan’s upbringing in the titular region, where he was beaten and bullied by kids in the neighborhood.
“Getting older and attempting to reconcile with personal demons surrounding depression, anxiety and substance abuse has forced me to take a long, hard look at my childhood,” Berdan explained in a statement. “In the process I’ve realized to degrees just how I’ve perpetuated learned cycles of harm. A terrified part of me is still a little kid in Delco. This song is an exercise in trying to come to terms with these ghosts and let go. Some days are better than others.”
“Delco” kicks open the eight-track record, which is Uniform’s fourth full-length release. Shame comes just a year after their second joint album with experimental metal duo The Body, Everything that Dies Someday Comes Back. Uniform’s last studio album on their own was 2018’s The Long Walk.
Shame is due out September 11 via Sacred Bones. Stream “Delco” here: