From the band:
What is the song “Bubble Scum” about? Glad you asked. It’s is a desert rock dirge about crisis capitalism told from the point of view of an arch creep who’s seen it all and done a little more. A character who’s skepticism in humanity extends into everything. These lyrics came to me while thinking about how little we all do forgo the looming environmental disaster “what we feel doesn’t change the things we do” – just like a frog in that slowly warming pot of water. “It’s almost here” can sound horrible to someone who’s just trying to make a living in a deteriorating precarious existence but the same line can sound like a dinner bell to a rapacious oligarch who’s leveraging every bad thing into more power and influence for themselves. Things are set to get ‘realer’ so we’re heartened to see younger people are not as fatalistic and complacent as our generation. Right on kids.