Fresh off a successful EP debut on Sacred Bones Records strides a more confident and, dare I say, refined Institute. ¬†2014’s Salt EP was the sound of political post-punk discord, a plausible sentiment from a faction¬†of vexed¬†creatives¬†living in the heart of the Bible Belt. ¬†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. ¬†Where the Salt EP¬†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. ¬†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’re¬†still the same dicey group of Austin hooligans we embraced from the¬†beginning. ¬†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. ¬†Sacred Bones has pressed another limited hand-numbered and wax-sealed variant for you, so whatchu got to lose? ¬†Gotta pay to play, baby.

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****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.****

Price $21

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