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- Posted on Oct 27th 2009 11:15AM by Ken Micallef
"They're just visuals that compliment the overall impression of the music," Stockdale tells Spinner. "But I wouldn't say it's occultist. Teapots aren't occultist! We have teapots, eyeballs, scorpions -- maybe we just like tea."
The lyrics to 'New Moon Rising' describe a young man's coming of age, leaving his hometown to seek his destiny. Unfortunately, while the song's protagonist departs, sans girlfriend, he also leaves "factories burning" in his wake. Did he start the fires that have engulfed his town in flames?
"There is no literal referencing of the lyrics of the song," Stockdale explains. "It's the director's interpretation of the song, but I don't know who the director is actually. That's a good question. I don't know."
"We recorded the song in Byron Bay," Stockdale continues. "[The studio] is up in the hinterlands, the hills in Byron Bay, which is this really nice beach area. We'd drive up to the hills and see kids hitchhiking along the road. I was thinking of that whole idea of a kid who's leaving home and wants to go on an adventure. 'New Moon Rising' is about leaving a small town and trying to find your destiny and finding yourself and finding a place. It's that whole experience."
But what about those burning factories? Is this guy an arsonist?
"Maybe that's just a symbol of experiencing a journey, and the fact that the machine continues," Stockdale says. "You're on to your own romantic ideas, but the factories are still burning, the machines are still churning."