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ANXIETY S​/​T MLP Review + Stream

I don’t even know where the fuck to start with this LP. It is, without a doubt, one of the coolest things to come out this year. Or really in recent memory, honestly. When I clicked play on LVEUM’s bandcamp, I was not prepared at all, and I don’t think anything I say in this review can fully prepare any of you. It’s not only that it’s really that out there, but it’s also that fucking good.

Via FuckedbyNoise

Label: LA VIDA ES UN MUS DISCOS

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Anxiety is a new band out of the UK – no surprise based on how much truly interesting shit (No Form, Perspex Flesh, Frau, etc) has been coming out of there in recent years – who features members of The Lowest Form (another favorite) and others. But I’m not sure that really has any significance in terms of how this sounds. Anxiety sounds like…well…anxiety – yea yea, I know it’s corny. Their unique blend of all those various genres I listed above is an unstoppable force of nervous energy; like a sonic panic attack. Everything about what Anxiety does has a touch of madness; even the more straightforward (relatively speaking) hardcore punk-leaning tracks reek of influence from oddball bands like Feederz and Saccharine Trust. Add in the early SPK and Monte Cazazza-style electronics, The Ex and GRRR-style art punk, dark and ominous textures, and confusing progressions…and you still probably can’t imagine what this sounds like. The best way I can even semi-accurately describe Anxiety is that they sound like a hardcore punk Minimal Man. And how fucking sick is that?

I listened to this ten times in a row the day I heard it. And I’m still playing it over and over and over. If you don’t download this immediately, that’s a moral decision you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life.

 

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Joey is no stranger to cultural black holes. In fact, the isolation, coupled with access to the internet allowed them to get into punk and noise, and to share it with others. They also make art and run a label specializing in music for outsiders by outsiders.

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