Daily Distraction: Listen to Damn the Witch Siren eviscerate 'Vulture Culture'

Check out the first single off of the forthcoming 'Gold Magic'

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive
Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf of Damn the Witch Siren play live during a livestream at CD92.9.

"Vulture Culture," the first single off of Damn the Witch Siren's forthcoming Gold Magic (due July 29 on Baddest Bitch Records), appears to lacerate the degree to which some folks will go to chase likes — a point hammered home in its video. In the clip, which you can watch below, singer Bobbi Kitten weaves her way through a house party where attendees all hold their cell phones aloft in the hopes of capturing a moment.

"The culture is sick!" she sings in the chorus of the synth pop jam. And she's not wrong.

At the same time, band members Kitten and Z Wolf are certainly having something of a moment within this culture. The two both appeared in "Poser," a film by directors Ori Segev and Noah Dixon set within the Columbus music scene that premiered at Tribeca last year and will get national release this year through Oscilloscope. Kitten, in turn, parlayed her co-starring role into an appearance in actor John Slattery's new movie, "Maggie Moore(s)," which also features Tina Fey and Slattery's "Mad Men" cohort Jon Hamm.

Oh, and following two years of pandemic-driven absence, Damn the Witch Siren is finally set to return to the stage with a June 4 concert at the Newport.

Not too shabby for a couple of musicians who as recently as 2020 were fretting about the challenges of making art.

“I constantly am thinking, ‘You'd have to be insane to want to be a musician,’ because the amount of work that you put into it, and the amount of payback you get back when you're at this level, is just not justifiable from an adult standpoint,” Wolf said in an interview with Alive.

Watch the video for "Vulture Culture" below.