(BROOKLYN, NY | TIDALARMSMUSIC.BANDCAMP.COM)
WHY YOU’LL LIKE THEM: Wearing a patch of influences on their sleeve (Converge, Nick Cave, The National) the Brooklyn trio do what nobody attempts to: create layers of dark music that’s more than subtle strings. The group’s self-released debut The Sun Exploding is experimental in the Glassjaw vein – a band they supported earlier this year – but the clash of post-hardcore with cascading sounds etches something new. Guitarist Tom Tierney’s dismal vocals are easy to fall in love with (“Lower Slaughter”, “Heavy Brainfall”) and as Tierney puts it, the material isn’t about matters such as “f*ck your mom” and “I hate my girlfriend”; they’re more of “a way to try and rise above that darkness”.
CHECK OUT: The Sun Exploding (Self-Released)
[Missing audio? Check out the full-length LP cut “Social Landlord” below]