San Francisco punks Spiritual Cramp have dropped their latest single, ‘Herberts on Holiday’, which is lifted from their self-titled debut LP. Frontman Michael Bingham wrote the track, which follows ‘Talkin’ on the Internet’, as an ode to his wife Barb. Check out a homemade video for it below.
Speaking about the song in a press release, Bingham said:
I don’t really like the idea of trying to sell the fact that I had a rough experience growing up to a musical audience for credibility but this song is probably the closest I’ll ever get to talking about what life was like. It wasn’t good.
I feel really lucky to have met Barb. It’s hard to quickly summarise in a clip the impact she has had on my life but I can say with all honesty everything I have in my life today is because of her. To this day I am constantly making mistakes and oftentimes not living up to my fullest potential. But through the 18 years of knowing her, she’s never rubbed my face in it. All she’s ever done is cheer me on – even if I don’t feel like I deserve it.
She always told me she wanted me to write her a song. I always tried but it always came out as some sarcastic thing because I have a hard time being open. I use humor to mask the way that I really feel. When I wrote this song I was on a plane home from our tour with V**gra Boys – I was crying uncontrollably and I knew while I was writing it that it wasn’t guarded. Hope you enjoy.
Spiritual Cramp will be released on November 3 via Blue Grape Music.