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Get Tangled in the Dark Post Punk Web of FEARING ‘Destroyer’


I remember when I first heard FEARING — I was immediately obsessed with their tape A Life Of None. That was the beginning of CVLT Nation’s love of their morbid and melancholy post punk, and they’ve changed and evolved their sound throughout the years while maintaining the gloom that drew me in years ago. Their new record Destroyer came out late September via Profound Lore — get it here and stream it here — and it’s got me tangled in their web again. The ghostly vocals, the sorrowful riffs, the unrelenting, sharp percussion. There are songs on here that take me somewhere new with Fearing, but then there are tracks that take me right back to that first tape. Check out Fearing’s new record Destroyer here if you haven’t yet!

Dec 14 The Starlet Room, Sacramento, CA
Jan 12 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA

Destroyer sees FEARING fostering their sound by continuing to migrate towards the sonic realms that capture the fine equilibrium allying the somber, austere, the vigorous, and vibrant. A striking singular vision of abyssal maritime desolation, Destroyer showcases a more energetic side of the band with a stripped down three-piece lineup and an over more minimal sound. The album pushes and pulls the boundaries between dark and pop music with a much more urgent feel than their previous releases. As songs like ‘I Was So Alive’ race through dynamics and melodies in a way that feels snappy in contrast to the groups more familiar shoegaze-esque repetition, there are other tracks like, ‘Destroyer’, that reignites the subtle darkwave influence found in some of their earlier work.”

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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