Right now, the 15-year-old me is crying tears of joy as I listen to the new Lathe of Heaven demo. This band has created a perfect 2022 Post Punk offering. They have pulled from the past but are totally pushing the culture forward. Their sound is driving and extremely urgent while still having a dream-like quality that is totally enchanting.
Lathe of Heaven kicks things off with “Genome,” and with the bouncy dub vibe, it’s in the post-punk Anthem realm. The last song on the demo, “Moon-Driven Sea,” takes my whole sense of being to another universe! If I had to pick one of the best demos of 2022, Lathe of Heaven would be on the list for sure!