Friday, July 28, 2017

Out today: LESS ART - Strangled Light

Less Art's debut album Strangled Light is out today on Gilead Media.

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.

"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

"A post-rock outfit combining elements of sludge and noise with more than a few jangly guitars... Less Art tackle in-your-face issues like suicide, animal extinction, and gun control in a way only savvy veterans can."
–Bandcamp Daily

"A claustrophobic machine of a band, playing post-hardcore in various shades of sheet-metal gray. Vocalist Mike Minnick ranges from almost conversational proclamations to bitter howls, urged on by whip-sharp Shellac-via-Kinsella guitar riffs and a cavernous rhythm section."
–Chicago Reader

"Pummeling... post-hardcore/noise-rock."

"A guttural, sludgy sound... A new force of nature that's both green and ferocious."
–OC Weekly

"For those of us who grew up in the post-Botch explosion of angular post-hardcore/noise-punk... this is exactly the record you'd hope for, given the cast of characters involved, at once warm and familiar and old and challenging."

"Less Art has the kind of intricate instrumentation to appeal to the cerebral punks, but more than enough impact to go toe-to-toe with any contemporary metal band."

"If you've been missing artists that truly go for the jugular in terms of real world lyricism and real world emotions, you are in luck... This post-hardcore beast hits the ground running with musicianship sharper than a brand new knife and as clear as a crisp winter morning."
–Nine Circles

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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