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Hear the glass Walls break on ILS ‘Curse’ Album Premiere

Nothing exposes the trajectory and context of history like music does. It’s like every day I’m hit with deja vu when I hear releases written a decade ago, or I read an article I wrote 3 years ago. It makes the current chaos seem so ordered. The new release from ILS feels so timely in its subject matter and shows that each crumbling brick we put in the wall has a part to play in the prison we find ourselves in. It’s scathing noise rock that doesn’t give a shit about your illusions. Their album Curse comes out July 4th – you can pre-order it here – and today we’re lucky to be sharing the full thing with you. Wake up and let ILS smash your glass walls…

We recorded Curse over about a month and a half period at our rehearsal space.  When we finished tracking we gave the tracks to our mutual friend and engineer Stephan Hawkes.  He mixed and mastered it.  I don’t know if we ever talked about a theme for the record per say, but I know we are all really into aggressive, quick, cut the fat, straight and to the point rock.  We feel good about what came out.    Speaking of themes…I’m sure a lot of people will think we wrote Whitemeat in the last couple months during this pandemic.  The truth is we demoed that song well over a year ago.  When we did Tom started coughing all over the intro and the bridge…we were all like “Let’s just keep it in there for the real recording!”.  That paired with the lyrics being about corporate greed and racism really strike a chord in these current times.  It also proves that Tom is a time traveling fortune teller.

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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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