Last Dinosaurs have shared their newest single, the retro-sounding ‘Auto-Sabotage’. The track is the latest taste of their forthcoming album, From Mexico With Love, and follows on from a run of singles, including ‘Collect Call’, ‘The Hating’, ‘CDMX’, and ‘Look Back’.
‘Auto-Sabotage’ features intricate guitar work atop a bed of immersive instrumentation while songwriter Lachlan Caskey explores the vices that lead us to engage in self-sabotaging behaviour.
Last Dinosaurs – ‘Auto-Sabotage’
“Self-sabotage. Everybody does it, everybody is puzzled by it,” Caskey said in a statement. “I wrote this song at a time when living through the pandemic in Mexico. The sheer surplus of time that I had firstly got me facing my demons and disciplining myself.
“But it’s as if the other things in life which generate difficulty or tension that require some sort of self-sabotage to deal with them. To dabble in the dark side of things even if they are mundane – alcohol, lust, addictive video games, gossip – is somewhat necessary to existence.”
Caskey continued: “We can’t be hyper-controlled and all entirely pure, at least in most cases. But it is the fact that this self-sabotage is so prevalent in everybody, that it seems disproportionately high.”
From Mexico With Love is set for release on Friday, 4th November. It’s the Brisbane band’s fourth album and first since 2018’s Yumeno Garden.
Last Dinosaurs – From Mexico With Love
- Hanson Ghost
- Look Back
- Put Up With The Weather!
- Note To Self
- Can’t Afford Psychoanalysis
- The Hating
- Collect Call
- When I See Pigs Fly