Closer - All This Will Be 12"
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  • Closer - All This Will Be 12

Closer - All This Will Be 12"
$5.00 - $12.00

"Closer are a new Brooklyn-based band featuring three members who play in another NYC group, Real Life Buildings, and next month they’re releasing their debut album, All This Will Be. The trio make glistening melodic hardcore, and first single “Gift Shop” is a chugging and imposing monster of a track. Vocalist Ryann Slauson rips with ache, singing in cryptic but evocative bursts: “My ghost wrote me a letter/ Said please, please let me but/ But I don’t trust it.” The band alternates between acerbic bile and twinkling clean lines, and pummels forward with conviction. Check out “Gift Shop,” alongside a video (the band’s planning to release one for every track), below." - Stereogum

“All I want/ Is something familiar.” Those are the first lyrics in “Hardly Art,” and they’re close to the only lyrics in “Hardly Art.” But Ryann Slauson sings them with such burning urgency that they feel like a complete story anyway, an element mixture of desperation and righteous fury. The music itself tells the rest of the story, tempering Slauson’s white-hot intensity with shades of melancholy by the twinkling melodic guitar work and then accentuating it with a rhythmic assault, pulling back and then surging forward, capturing every nuance of emotion in as few words as possible. And then there’s this: “It’s hardly art/ When I wait for you/ To comfort me.” It may be hardly art, but it sure makes for a hell of a post-hardcore song." - Stereogum

Available January 19th, 2018.

Track Listing

  1. --
  2. Gift Shop
  3. Hardly Art
  4. This Year
  5. Dust
  6. Birdhouse
  7. Three Halloweens
  8. Rec Room
  9. An Athema

Pressing Information

303 on black vinyl.
10 test presses.
Co-released with Lauren Records and Middle-Man Records.


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