As of today, Washington State-based 20 Buck Spin is hosting a full album stream of the self-titled debut LP from the Bay Area’s dark punk collective ALARIC, set for release next week, on Tuesday, October 11th.
Alaric boasts nearly fifty minutes of creepy, mid-paced, utterly infectious ’80s-influenced darkwave punk rock, resulting in a brilliant, vintage-sounding convergence of Killing Joke, Rudimentary Peni, Christian Death and Joy Division, performed by a lineup comprised of former and current members of Noothgrush, Enemies, Cross Stitched Eyes, Dead & Gone, UK Subs and other notable acts.
Stream ALARIC’s full self-titled album RIGHT HERE.
ALARIC‘s hometown record release show takes place on Friday, October 28th, with more regional performances as well as stateside touring in the devising stages for the months ahead.
ALARIC Record Release Show:
10/28/2011 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Nezzy Idy, Hollow Mirrors, Young Lions
Interviews with the band via email and phone are available worldwide upon request via Earsplit anytime upon request. Please get in touch right away with any promo or coverage inquiries.
“Morbid, threatening, and obsidian, this is the best original music I’ve heard this year… Album Of The Year by a long shot. 5.5/6” – Zero Tolerance Magazine
“… looks toward 1980s dark punk, goth, and crust then brings it intensely to the present.” – Pitchfork
“…the band delivers a signature sound: heavy on the reverb guitars, gorilla drums, and surely scowling angry vocals.” – Music Emissions
“The production can be suitably ethereal, the drums delicate and otherworldly, the guitars can drone and swirl behind the vocals which sit at a level in the mix to suggest that each of these elements is as important to the whole as each other.” – Alternative Matter
“… an act whose refusal to bow to any current trends should be admired and supported, particularly with the end results of their self-titled debut being this good.” – Metal Army America
“…often discordant, unashamedly retro at times, and on the whole sonically apocalyptic, but most of all it is a release that completely feeds and pleasures the senses with its twisting manipulating hooks and dark shadowy atmosphere.” – This Is Not A Scene