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Tired All The Time Mourn the Lonely on New Single “One Big File”

DC natives Tired All The Time, colloquially known as TATT, are back with a sad-jam of a new single, “One Big File.”

The band is no stranger to bearing their souls about the societal ills that concern them. They’ve tackled both all-encompassing and more niche issues, from the tyranny of big pharma to the plight of social isolation. Their newest release follows a similar vein, this time focusing on the “lonely guys,” and their misery navigating modern life.

The band has become known for its darkly humorous lyricism and imagery, poking fun at the American lifestyle whilst also satirizing it. The hyper-specificity of the song’s lyrics lends itself to the real lives of the men who feel they have been failed by the larger “society.”

“Dinner from the microwave / A chicken a la SSI” represent their knack for clever and funny wordplay, whilst also speaking to income inequality in the U.S. Coupling them with “He’s agreed to do the shooting / Someone call the FBI” speak on the all-too-common type of “lonely guy” that turns to acts of domestic terrorism at the hands of their (perceived) neglect by those around them.

Sonically, “One Big File” is more straightforward than much of their experimental, more noisy lane of post-rock. However, this perhaps feels intentional, as the song is very direct and confrontational. The track’s gushing guitar and more reverbed, ambient-like backing instrumental power the song’s desperate narrative. With “A consequence of social change / Or message from an angry sky,” Tired All the Time weighs the possible different reasons why the male population is prone to so much violence and hatred.

“One Big File” is available now on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud.

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Cameron Landry

Cameron Landry is a former journalism student at The George Washington University, and a current writer for Alchemical Records. He’s shared a passion for music journalism for several years, and focused much of his reporting as an undergraduate on how independent music venues have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based in Washington, DC, Cameron can often be found at local concerts (and record stores!) in the district.

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