“…a 46-second, whiplash-inducing song…” — BrooklynVegan
BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Fear Him” from Pacific Northwest hardcore/powerviolence outfit ENDORPHINS LOST. The quick and riotous bruiser comes off the band’s long-awaited Night People full-length, set to drop February 3rd via a joint partnership with Rotten To The Core and To Live A Lie Records.
This life gets harder every day. No one is coming to the aid of the helpless and the streets are filled with the voices of the anguished and disenfranchised. May it come as some comfort that ENDORPHINS LOST continues to echo the sound of the compromised through ripping fury, fire, anguish, violence, and pain until a better future presents itself. The band has evolved mightily since its inception in 2010, refining their raw grind/crust rudiments by shaping the sonic landscape to be a more focused and controlled chaos. Combining the simplicity of hardcore punk with manic flourishes of stop-and-go powerviolence and at times diving into plodding sludge passages, the music has ascended into a more calculating predator and less of a feral beast.
ENDORPHINS LOST’s lyrical content has always been a scathing review of the treatment of mental health and the dereliction of duty when it comes to the state of the average person’s social equity. With Night People, ENDORPHINS LOST sheds light on the lives of the “underclass;” the ones who know what life is like in the blood, filth, and shattered glass of a life unwound. The music is just a reflective representation of how the lyrics feel: a caged ferocity that lies dormant, silenced by time and now clearing its path.
Boasting fourteen ravenous tracks, Night People was recorded by Brandon Hayden at the Sunroom in Prescott, Arizona during December 2020 and mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer in Oakland, California in February 2022.
Comments the band of “Fear Him,” “This song is a self-implosion story. It’s about an old, white supremacist dirtbag of a dying generation attempting to reclaim his youth and vitality through the grooming of younger generations to follow in his footsteps. It’s a day in the life perspective of a real bad man winding down the last moments of his life, ultimately being destroyed by his actions set in motion. Predators like this are always the same, extending their personal crusades and ‘legacy’ by way of false bravado and pumped-up hate speech as selling points to young and impressionable, pissed off people. And when these kinds of ethically stunted, backwards people die violent deaths, it’s no surprise and it’s no great loss to anyone. The violent death of a violent person is death by natural causes as far as we are concerned – natural to the type of life they lived. A morally conscious society looks onto a brighter day, with one less hate filled dinosaur walking among us.”
Stream “Fear Him,” now playing at BrooklynVegan, HERE.
Stream the band’s previously released single “Regulation Area Bombing” HERE.
Night People will be released on limited edition vinyl and digitally. Preorders will be available on January 20 via Rotten To The Core HERE, To Live A Lie Records HERE, and the ENDORPHINS LOST Bandcamp page HERE.
ENDORPHINS LOST have a pair of Night People record release shows booked in February in Seattle and Portland respectively as well as a West Coast tour with French deathgrinders Whoresnation this June. More details to be unveiled in the weeks to come.
ENDORPHINS LOST Record Release Shows:
2/03/2023 Lucky Liquor – Seattle, WA w/ Theories, Tithe
2/04/2023 Black Water – Portland, OR w/ Netherrealms, Spill