Weather The Winter With Bethlehem Steel's 'Fake Sweater' : All Songs Considered The hammering single comes from the band's forthcoming split EP with fellow Brooklynites Washer.
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Weather The Winter With Bethlehem Steel's 'Fake Sweater'

Bethlehem Steel's "Fake Sweater" appears on a new split EP with Washer. Kieran McShane/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bethlehem Steel's "Fake Sweater" appears on a new split EP with Washer.

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Winter can bear the heart of darkness, as it ushers in daylight saving's premature sunsets, brutal drops in temperature or, as Brooklyn-based quartet Bethlehem Steel bluntly puts it in a press release: "Post-tour depression, seasonal depression, depression depression."

Bethlehem Steel's single "Fake Sweater" takes a stab at contentedly weathering the conflicting emotions attached to the most wonderful time of the year, as frontwoman Becca Rsykalczyk's shouts alternate between "Will I be alright?" and "I will be alright." The volatile ebb and flow of mild and unsparing guitar riffs mirrors Rsykalczyk's uncertain vocals. In the song's thrashing visual treatment, co-directed by Becca Ryskalczyk and Adam Kolodny , a dancer twirls and headbangs while encircled by a group of ghouls.

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Bethlehem Steel's split EP with Washer comes out Nov. 30 via Exploding In Sound Records.