…to your grave, SINGLE: JUNKET – Red Handed
by Walter Price
Orange County, NY’s Junket make a triumphant return with their first new single in a decade. “Red Handed” has its roots in an unexpected place, the Showtime psychological thriller, Dexter. Yeah, who would have thought that the murderous hobby of a forensic blood spatter analyst and his relationship with his sister (Deb) would be the foundations of a hard-hitting alt-rock track. Rock-n-roll has no limits, as this one will attest.
“Red Handed” was inspired by the TV show “Dexter”, who is a serial killer for those who have murdered or harmed innocent people. His sister Deb, who is a detective, catches him in the act one time and they basically form a pact to never tell anyone.” Wicher continues, “I thought it would be fun to write a happy sounding tune to such dark subject matter, and for it to be in first person like I was actually Dexter talking to Deb. I feel like there’s enough ambiguity for any listener to come up with his or her own meaning that’s relatable to their lives.” – Chris Wicher
With hints of Coheed and Cambria, Kings of Leon, and deep-cut Local H, this track will take you back to the days when indie-rock went mainstream. From the opening groove to the cinematic lyrics and all that crunchy guitar, this track is a unique take on connectivity and its, well, killer.
You can stream this new rocker as well as the band’s Top Spotify Tracks, now at the GTC.
Band photo by En Oh Visuals
Chris Wicher (vocals)
Michael Miller (guitar)
Kyle Hallenbeck (bass)
Chad Babcock (drums)
Produced by Sean-Paul Pillsworth at Nada Recording Studios, Montgomery, NY
“Junket is a four-piece alternative rock band hailing from Orange County, NY… blending different musical backgrounds and a variety of collective influences to create their own brand of alternative rock.” – bio