German emo screamo band La Petite Mort / Little Death have shared their rendition of On The Might Of Princes’ classic “The Water Vs. The Anchor”! The track is available now for streaming, courtesy of Miss The Stars Records.
“Hey Friends, we recorded a small cover of a wonderfull song and this is the short story behind it.” – commented the band.
“It all started at the end of 2017 when our friends in Form und Leere gave us the advice that there will be a sampler collected with bands that cover their favourite Screamo songs. The sampler was planned by the lovely Jacopo of OJNE. After we recorded the Song we realized, we were the only band that actually recorded something. So after all these years the one song sampler will finally be released. Thanks to Alex of miss the stars who was diretly responsible for this project and helped us to show u what we have done!”
The band’s guitarist and vocalist Steffen Smirny admits that for him On The Might Of Princes is one of the bands that changed his world. “My good friend Klaus of Trip Fontaine showed them to me when I was 13, I guess.” – he continues. “After over 14 years I still listen to Sirens and it made me loving songs with different parts and harmonies with screams and all this kind of stuff in this music world. They even played a small show in Rodgau which is crazy hahah. It was also the first time I got in touch with the DIY scene. So I would write them on myspace to ask them about their amps and stuff. AND THEY ANSWERED.”
“The Song was fun to play for all of us and we record it with our close friend Felix krois who also mixed and mastered it.
Not the biggest project but it means a lot to us – and yes, it is nice after an album to see and feel where one of your biggest influences came from and try to honor this as a band.”
“Thanks to all the people involved: Michael, Jacopo, Alex, Felix and all the lovely people of OTMOP” – he concludes. “We hope we can share our two new songs with you this year – when our video is done we will.”
La Petite Mort / Little Deaths first full-length, “DISCO“ was released in December 2019.