RIYL: Metz, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fontaines D.C.

Label: Little Cloud Records

The Bristol noisemakers known as Spectres are gracing us with another full-length this year, an onslaught of post-punk aggression perfect for the mayhem that 2020 has bestowed on the world at large. Their 2015 debut LP Dying perfectly blended heavy blankets of shoegaze tones with murky noise and sinister vocal treatments. Reminiscent of Sonic Youth’s interplay of melody and dissonance, Spectres threw every element into overdrive.

Five years later, Spectres are clearly leaning heavier into their post punk roots. First available track An Annihilation of Self strips practically all of the reverb and gazier tones they’re known for and replaces them with a solo bass riff and crunchy studio blips. Joe Hatt’s menacing vocal delivery stands defiantly front row center here and takes the band’s sound into much more abrasive waters.  Including guest spots from experimental artists Klein, Elvin, Brandhi, Ben Vince and French Margot, It’s Never Going to Happen And This Is Why is a new and exciting direction for Spectres.

There are two colorways for this album, a clear with white splatter and a red with white splatter. Both are limited to 200 copies a piece. If you’re in the UK, grab the wax from the band HERE.

The Details

Number of Tracks: 11
Vinyl Size: 12-inch
Vinyl Color: Clear w/White Splatter - Limited to 200 //// Trans Red w/ White Splatter - Limited to 200
Jacket: Gatefold Full Color Matte w/ Full Color Insert Sleeve UV Gloss

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Price $26

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