Post-whatever is our jam, okay? Sure, we tend to lean toward the heavier here but the music that made us who we are will forever be that mid-’80’s/early ’90’s Industrial and Post-Rock noise. So it always causes our black heart to flutter whenever we discover a current artist that’s proudly flying the freak flag of old in the here and now. Like Death Bells who have a stunning new record out soon on Dais Records.
Beginning with “Passerby”, album number three from Death Bells starts with a bang that resonates and reverberates until the bitter end of Between Here & Everywhere. Starting with a fuzzed out bombast that shakes the cymbals before settling into a driving Post-Punk anthem, Death Bells’ latest album opener is like New Order at their peak fronted by Editors’ Tom Smith. And it keeps getting better and better.
Like “Hysteria” which shoots off like a rocket, propelled by Colin Knight’s drumming and Remy Vesselis’ solid strumming with “Lifespring” creeping in next like a modern gothic masterpiece that lets Will Canning’s baritone boom. “Intruder” is cool mix of those darker elements but infused with orchestral elements to make the track this kind of haunting celebration that sounds a little like if Dead Can Dance decided to become a Rawk band.
Further in, “A Better Resolution” is a downtrodden twang-laden Country brooder with “Last Days” offering some light with a glowing ditty that has Canning bringing a performance that’s concise and complex like the instrumentals that lay the groundwork here. Vesselis’ guitars echo out and start off “Space Without A Name” alone before a buoyant bounce begins to emerge out of the harmonious rumble, “Eternity Street” is a mid-tempo magic ride that nicely segues into the laid back closing number “Here & Everywhere” which is just the kind of mellow you’d want to hear at closing time after a fantastic night out.
Between Here & Everywhere arrives through Dais Records on July 29th. You can be one of the cool kids by getting your pre-order/pre-save on NOW when you head here and for the latest on Death Bells, including upcoming tour dates like their stop at O’Brien’s on August 13th, follow the socials by clicking here, here, or here.
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