With the release of their poignant 9 Days EP less than two weeks away, today Alternative Press delivers a new tune from STRANGELIGHT. Named in homage to a track off Fugazi’s The Argument, STRANGELIGHT is an eclectic collective of souls forged in a small Brooklyn basement studio. Featuring the creative forces of Brendan Tobin (Made Out Of Babies, Red Sparowes), Cooper (Made Out Of Babies), Kenneth Appel (Goes Cube, Cleanteeth, White Widows Pact), John Niccoli (Mussels) and Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations), STRANGELIGHT draws upon DC visionaries, Amphetamine Reptile destroyers and Touch & Go noisemakers, offering up all the signature stylings of an early ’90s Dischord band.
Written and recorded at Tobin’s own Ice Cream Audio in Brooklyn, New York in just nine days, the EP serves as an honest, simple name for a simple, honest record. Commended for dishing up six “massive, post-hardcore jewels, with nice clean and melodic vocals, dissonant guitar work, a fantastic rhythm section and quality song writing,” in an early review by Echoesanddust.com, 9 Days is angular, discordant, rhythmic and driving, an emotional outpouring of noisy discontent. Anyone with a deep record collection will understand that STRANGELIGHT aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel, just taking the dust jackets off the old classics and melting the vinyl down for fun.
In honor of its systematic takeover next week, Alternative Press is currently streaming “Split and Divide” at THIS LOCATION. Check it out. Go now. Do it.
Additionally, you can still sample “White Feather,” at Altsounds.com at THIS LOCATION.
9 Days EP will see release through New York City-based Sacrament Music on October 8, 2013.