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Fred Cracklin single "Brutal Tandem" premiere + new album Anxiety Kinship 4/10

we art thrilled to announce that we're working on Fred Cracklin's new record Anxiety Kinship. We will be releasing the record in a 12" LP format (rare for us, very exciting) alongside the great Midnight Werewolf Records.

The first single, "Brutal Tandem" premiered recently via Scene Point Blank. Writing about the single, Cracklin's own Max G explained:

"BT ended up with a bit of everything from our previous record—simple pounding riffage, goofy wobbling freakouts, precarious anxiety-induced speed, and of course guitar solos. But it also allowed new bits of dissonance, technicality, and *gasp* space! As a consequence of being that Cracklin buffet, it also references many of our favorite heavy metal idioms—blast beats, sludgy doom, and of course guitar solos. I think we were so excited to have crammed so many different ideas into one song that it encouraged us to quickly write the rest of the album and to keep it weird(er)."

You can hear "Brutal Tandem" above, and see the rest of the piece here.

You can pre-order the vinyl here:

Posted on February 27th, 2020
Wishbone Zoe "Drivedrivedrive" premiere + new album 2/21

We are thrilled to announce our next release, Wishbone Zoe's (Western Mass) phenomenal French of the Bird out 2/21. The lead single/video "Drivedrivedrive" (above) premiered today via the wonderful folks at Secret Wine Press.

About "Drivedrivedrive" Al Engelbrecht says: "The ebbs and flows between robo-tuned synths and sweet but sour vocals are paired beautifully with the video’s (created by Kochanski herself) use of dubbed over nature scenes, featuring cartoon alien-like animal creatures drawn over a glitched out forests and spliced in shots of (presumably) Kochanski’s face as she mouths along to the track. Frantic moments of the song are encapsulated by brushes of rainbow oils and one of our caricatures frantically jittering about."

You can read the rest of the piece here:

You can pre-order the record here:

Posted on February 11th, 2020