BrooklynVegan and sister site Invisible Oranges have teamed with Less Art to debut the band's new single, "Wandering Ghost."
"Wandering Ghost" appears on the band's upcoming debut album, Strangled Light, due out July 28th on Gilead Media.
Less Art is the alliance of brothers Riley and Ed Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jon Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl Up and Die. On debut album Strangled Light, these five veterans bash out their own new version of post-hardcore – the musicianship is world-class; the perspective is world-weary; the sound is fresh and urgent and crackling with feeling.
Strangled Light's nine songs add up to a modern, muscular incarnation of the vibe set forth years ago by bands like Fugazi, Unwound, and Drive Like Jehu. Like those bands, Less Art rages – emotionally-charged and electrifying – yet also knows how to wield dynamics as a weapon. "Wandering Ghost," premiered today, is a moody number that cuts deep with a lurching pulse and Minnick's candid lyrics about addiction.
Strangled Light was recorded and mixed by Kowloon Walled City frontman Scott Evans at Sharkbite Studios and Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Full of Hell, Mutoid Man) at Audiosiege.
Less Art will set out on a quick West Coast run in August, followed by East Coast dates with Vattnet in September.
Aug 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Aug 5 - Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go! Records
Aug 6 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Sep 14 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge - w/ Vattnet
Sep 15 - Boston, MA @ Middle East - w/ Vattnet
Sep 16 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd - w/ Vattnet
Sep 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts - w/ Vattnet
Photo by Scott Evans