"Vigilante rage courses through the veins of Less Art... A hulking piece of post-hardcore sculpted from Drive Like Jehu's nasty grooves and Unwound's squirrelly tension."
NPR Music has premiered "Diana the Huntress," the latest track to be revealed off Less Art's upcoming debut LP, Strangled Light.
Less Art is the new band featuring 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 Strangled Light, these five veterans put forth a muscular new version of post-hardcore that crackles with feeling.
New single "Diana the Huntress" is inspired by the true story of a woman in Juarez, Mexico, who sought vengeance for women being sexually assaulted. "Where the police do nothing / In a city that doesn't care / She strikes the ego of man / Their blood runs through the street / And then she speaks / She says: I am an instrument / This is a warning to those that think we are weak," sings frontman Mike Minnick.
NPR calls the song, "a hulking piece of post-hardcore sculpted from Drive Like Jehu's nasty grooves and Unwound's squirrelly tension."
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
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