- Good Luck With That
- The Reservoir
- Half The Way Down
- Double Bind
- Leaving Room For The Lord
- Riding It Out
- Beneath The Commons
- Bank Of God
VINYL: Edition of 1000. 180g black vinyl. Reverse-board printed sleeve with spine and printed inner-sleeve. Comes with digital download code.
TRUST PUNKS' excellent sophomore album Double Bind is out July 22! A must-listen for fans of forward thinking post punk. Think along the lines of Women, Total Control, Pylon or Preoccupations.
Auckland, New Zealand’s Trust Punks’ Double Bind aggressively consolidates their strengths as one of the most exhilarating young acts out there - blisteringly sharp, smart and spry. From Polvo to This Heat, from Can to Wire, from Stereolab to The Birthday Party – it’s all in here, synthesized and absorbed into something new and hungry on this excellent sophomore LP. Already hyped by the likes of Pitchfork, Fader and Noisey. Co-release with Wharf Cat (USA) and Spunk (AUS).
The stridency of Double Bind’s opening 1-2 leads into the poignant jolt of ‘The Reservoir’, as Alexander Grant pleads “I’m not bold enough”. On ‘Riding It Out’, Joseph Thomas grips crippling depression by the horns and rides it over a grinding Krautrock beat. Grant’s see-sawing melodies and Thomas’s belting rasp are Double Bind’s yin and yang – each a reminder of the challenging terrain post-punk was meant to stake out.
From Polvo to This Heat, from Can to Wire, from Stereolab to The Birthday Party – it’s all in here, synthesized and absorbed into something new and hungry. In a time where there’s more vying for your attention than ever – more outrage, more distraction, more content – Double Bind ticks all the boxes. It’s angry for all the same reasons you are, but it’s also involving and intricate, a record to get lost in. And like the best records of its kind, it seeps into your brain, your feet, and your being.