The world’s newest grunge supergroup Ten Commandos have unleashed their debut single, Staring Down The Dust , and she’s a real doozy.
Packing a groovin’ bluesy Badmotorfinger-style riff, the driving track also features guest vocals by Mark Lanegan (ex-Screaming Trees).
“This was the first song we recorded and we finished the rhythm track very quickly,” Cameron tells Rolling Stone. “We all liked the sound and feel of the song, but once we heard Mark Lanegan’s vocals on it, he took it to another level completely.”
“So much music that influenced me came from Seattle,” adds Coats. “The riffs Ben came up with for this one are heavy and twisted; not an obvious pocket for a singer to jump into.”
In other interviews leading up to the arrival of Ten Commandos, the group teased a sound that would hit all the trademarks of Nineties grunge – “really heavy and doomy” – and “A little bit like Superunknown, that kind of era of Soundgarden, mixed with Alain’s kind of Stevie Wonder vibe.”
We still have no confirmation as to whether or not Ten Commandos will play live shows, but we do know they’ve got an album on the way.
The band’s debut LP is due out in November via Monkeywrench, the label founded by members of Pearl Jam.
Get Staring Down The Dust into your earholes, below.
Listen: Ten Commandos – Staring Down The Dust