Fresh off a successful EP debut on Sacred Bones Records strides a more confident and, dare I say, refined Institute. Â 2014’s Salt EP was the sound of political post-punk discord, a plausible sentiment from a factionÂ of vexedÂ creativesÂ living in the heart of the Bible Belt. Â This year’s upcoming full-length Catharsis, while still a platform to vent their political, sexual and religious frustrations, has embodied a more straight-forward classic punk sound. Â Where the Salt EPÂ wore Joy Division and 1980s Thatcher-era British punk on its sleeve, Catharsis winds the clock backwards in time to the punchy growl of the New York Dolls and the riffy swagger of The Stooges. Â Newest single Perpetual Ebb could easily pass for a pre-Bollocks demo from the Sex Pistols.
While the sound has shifted a few degrees, they’reÂ still the same dicey group of Austin hooligans we embraced from theÂ beginning. Â Vocalist Moses Brown still sounds like a pissed-off Limey after too many pints of grog, and their strident assault still hocks a loogie straight into your earholes. Â Sacred Bones has pressed another limited hand-numbered and wax-sealed variant for you, so whatchu got to lose? Â Gotta pay to play, baby.
****Limited Edition Version: Edition of 250 hand-numbered copies in deluxe packaging, with alternate screen-printed wrap-around sleeve, wax-sealed, and available by mail order only. ONE PER PERSON LIMIT.****
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive