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Cults, Queer Doom, and Sex Work- Check Out Reversels’ Latest!

Reversals takes our pretense-obsessed world, slits its throat, and paints a gorgeous picture with its blood. There’s something utterly captivating about their music. – CVLT Nation

Former christian cult members turned queer doom pop band, Reversels, have shared their video for “Torch Song”- the lead single off the Asheville, NC based band’s upcoming album, LaSabre’– out on July 23rd 2021.

The band calls “Torch Song” a “fierce love letter to every sex worker who’s ever had to cater to patriarchal cruelty in order to survive.” The accompanying video for the track is dark and dreamy- featuring queer and trans actors and dancers.
You can watch the video below!

By sheer coincidence, both members of this queer doom pop band were raised in different cults. The leader of the cult that Pretty Boy Floyd was immersed in pressured families to have vasectomy reversals, glorifying limitless procreation. The children born after these procedures became singers in the leader’s “Reversal Choir,” children who were told they owed their existence to him. 

In the beginning of 2018, Pretty Boy and Story began discussing what would eventually become their own Reversels, a dynamic sonic departure from the predatory, misogynistic, homophobic, and authoritarian environments of their youth. 

The band continually strives to reverse these harmful teachings through their music, an attempt to sing-into-being a world of gender diversity, sex positivity, individual growth, and healing. 

Two albums and numerous live shows later, Reversels’ sound continues to evolve with their third full album release, LaSabre. Dancing both poignantly and playfully through themes of queer love and loss, the band continues to advocate for the underdog and the demonized, rejecting oppression and celebrating life & death in all of their majesty.

Look for LaSabre everywhere on July 23rd 2021.

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