Album - new. Release Date: 29/01/21 Black Vinyl


the third album from dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together.

a psyche-fuelled journey into the id punctuated with rhythmic kabuki modal mood swings, thunderstorms, digital beeps, traffic noise, and just plain old beautiful cacophonous reverb-drenched sound when needed. the ‘third chapter’ refers to the last five years that the dutch band have spent creating their “difficult” third album. each song spins a yarn; there are plagues, dreams, wind and fire, ‘mythical’ characters, and the search for the secret government warehouse. lead single, tokyo music experience, resonates with a conveyor belt-propelled modal guitar, reflecting the halcyon days of japanese super-productivity; a mesmerising mantra, infected with news bulletin on-the- hour bleeps underlining its time-sensitive nature; a pristine super-commercial anthem to drive loyalty and reinforce solidarity with the party! having been described as creating “underground noise with a bracing, warped pop appeal” (mojo), their new album is a coming-of-age post-classic with a unique worldview - inspired by van dyke parks (song cycle) scott walker (3 & 4), moondog (elpmas), white noise (an electric storm) and beach boys (smile). if their previous effort (tape hiss) was their very own sketch of a sketch for an incomplete concept album, a noisy reaction to their previous life, then ‘excerpts from chapter 3..’, with all its interlaced intricacies, is the realisation of their transition from punk-spiked-pop to psyche-pop protagonists. evolving, testing, infectious...

for fans of: ought, preoccupations, parquet courts, liars, protomartyr

Rats On Rafts - Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths

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