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After the release of their fiery EP ‘Singles’, Miesha & the Spanks keep the ball rolling with the delivery of a highly emotive garage-rock sensation, ‘Dig Me Out’’.
‘Dig Me Out’ carries a crippling real-world context, as it makes a powerful tribute to the recovery of the 215 child remains discovered at the Kamloops Residential School in May 2021. When speaking on the tragedy of the event and its meaning in their new single, “It sparked a news and social media blitz, prompting many other residential schools to do geophysical investigations of the areas surrounding the schools. Many many more were found. These schools ran from the late 1800s to as late as the 1990s in some cases, designed to "kill the Indian in the child," they taught industrial slave labor and were horrifically abusive. Operated by the Canadian Government and predominantly the Roman Catholic Church, the church has never apologised. It was especially triggering as my Grandmother was a "survivor" of the school, and intergenerational trauma is very real. This was news to a lot of the world, but every Indigenous person has known what really happened at these "schools" all their lives, and suddenly it was everywhere you looked.”
Deep and hard-hitting riffs move in sonic harmony with empowering lyrics, which are unapologetically projected by vocal powerhouse and front-woman, Miesha Louie. With its gritty production and anthemic tone, ‘Dig Me Out’ is a blood-pumping burst of spirit - sonically nostalgic of timeless 90s alt-rock while adding infinite layers of meaningful emotion.
released April 21, 2022
Recorded/Mixed/Produced by Daniel Farrant, Paul Rawson at Brighton Electric Studios, Brighton UK
Additional Mixing by Eds John at Apple Acre Studios, Brighton UK
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto ON
Miesha and The Spanks are Miesha Louie and Sean Hamilton.