Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Mush Announce New LP 'Lines Redacted', Stream "Blunt Instruments"

Leeds art rock/post punk band Mush have announced the release of their sophomore album 'Lines Redacted'.

The follow-up to this year's debut 3D Routine,  was mixed by Lee Smith (The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses), and will be out on February 12th 2021 via Memphis Industries. Pre-order your copy here.

According to the press, this new record uses tongue-in-cheek cynicism as a coping mechanism for the environment that we now find ourselves in. 

From one song to the next, Lines Redacted introduces a string of different narrators with each providing a different reflection on the Armageddon scenario that we are slowly entering, whether that’s bemoaning it or gleefully willing it along. 3D Routine presented a bed of scathing political jibes latching onto themes and decisions of the time. Lines Redacted mutates these ideas into something slightly more sinister whilst maintaining all of Hyndman’s razor-sharp wit that permeates the album. The humour is a lot more biting and cynical, influenced by the horrors and pessimism of the year that preceded it.

Whereas the band’s debut was very much a product of its time, something part-inspired by the political atmosphere of mid-2019 and a genuine moment of optimism when the prospect of a socialist government in the UK was on the cards, this new record uses tongue-in-cheek cynicism as a coping mechanism for the environment that we now find ourselves in. Across twelve tracks, Lines Redacted introduces a string of different narrators with each providing a different reflection on the Armageddon scenario that we are slowly entering, whether that’s bemoaning it or gleefully willing it along.

The band have also shared their new single "Blunt Instruments," described as "post-mortem rock for the accelerationist listener". 

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to "Blunt Instruments" below.

Lines Redacted tracklisting:
01. Drink the Bleach
02. Blunt Instruments
03. Positivity
04. Dusting for Prints
05. Lines Redacted
07. Clean Living
08. Morf
10. Bots!
11. B2BCDA
12. Lines Discontinued



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