Today, Brooklyn-based experimental disco-punk outfit TVOD (Television Overdose) kicks off a trifecta of new singles with the release of the second track, “Mantis,” a track they describe as a “loud fast and persistent, strait to the point tune […] our energy booster.” It comes alongside an accompanying music video.
Speaking on their newest release, lead vocalist and songwriter Tyler Wright wrote:
“For a solid month, I was seeing praying mantises everywhere. It was the weirdest thing and since then, I have yet to see another one. I used them as the mascot for what felt like the end of times in NYC during the pandemic. Riding the subway home on March 14th 2020 when I lost my job and felt like the entire world was about to explode inspired a lot of the lyrics and tones in this song.”