RIYL: Sneaks, Au Pairs, Bush Tetras
Label: Feel It Records
Straight from the depths of an unused Boston-area concrete laboratory comes the debut of Sweeping Promises. Written and recorded with a patented “single mic technique” just before quarantine, “Hunger for a Way Out”, is a post-punk leaning gem of unpolished DIY sound. The title track kicks things off in absolutely classic fashion, full of spirited hooks that echo the early Rough Trade sound. Angular guitars and sharp synth notes float atop a raw rhythm section, while Lira Mondal’s effervescent vocals truly define Sweeping Promises’ sound. There’s something simple yet otherworldly about these tracks – you have the DIY prowess of Kleenex/LiLiPUT and Girls at Our Best!, a brooding new wave-y minimal synth sound woven in, and an undeniable pop-leaning appeal captured in vibrant monaural glory. It’s hard to mistake these ten tracks of naturally urgent and driving post-punk for anything other than sheer brilliance. Sweeping Promises deliver in spades on “Hunger for a Way Out”.
– Feel It Records
Apparently, there was a super limited pressing limited to only 80 copies on green and white swirl vinyl. I’ve reached out to Feel It Records for more info on that variant, but something tells me it’s sold out. Grab the limited black vinyl after the ‘buy’ link and listen to the full album below. When was the last time you bought a record for $15? Insta.
First pressing black vinyl edition of 320 copies shrinkwrapped with a risograph lyric insert + download code.
Includes unlimited streaming of Hunger for a Way Out via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Ships out within 30 days
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive