We’re biased when it comes to Massachusetts-based artists, okay? And we’ve stated that many, many, many, MANY times in these pages. It helps a lot that our local scene seems to rule on the regular and with that said, we bring you the upcoming full-length from Lowell’s Tysk Tysk Task which not only rules on the regular but delights on the daily! Cheesy statement? No doubt. Totally accurate? Oh, hells yes!
“Rosegold” sort of just explodes into existence in much the same way that Lou Barlow’s Folk Explosion and Deluxx Folk Explosion did all over the Kids soundtrack back in the day with Samanth Hartsel’s sing-songy vocal passages weaving in and out of the psychedelic swells as Danni Gannon’s solitary drumming just crushes and careens with the vocal/guitar fervor.
“Pounding Sand” morphs out of the remains of “Rosegold” and is just as much a sonic mindfuck as the song before with Ellis Roundy’s booming bass making its’ presence known on a song that’s built on a heavy groove that’s pretty chill at its’ core with Hartsel seemingly running the gamut vocally. “Contagion” has this lo-fi fuzzed out “Dirty Water” thing hidden within the intro with piles and piles of feedback heaped over it while “Forgive The Same” is simply haunting with a certain tenderness felt on each plucked note, beat hit, and vocal crooned.
We covered singles “Colors” and “Ocean Now” previously and within the context of You’re Sorry More they come off as even more gorgeous (You can read about those more by clicking here and here). Then there’s “Working On It” and “Working It Out” which are each soaring soliloquies that flow nicely through one another to give listeners an epic monolithic masterpiece when taken as a whole.
“Forest Down” is elegant and expansive, running a hearty almost ten minutes before “I Need This” comes in all downtrodden-like with Hartsel and Roundy’s instruments covering all like an aural comfort blanket. “Flies” is pretty and poignant and sounds like the result if Chelsea Wolfe, Pj Harvey, and Kim Gordon went into the studio to jam for the helluva it and then “On My Own” fittingly closes out You’re Sorry More with this kind of somber serenity that creates a mix of emotions and noises much like the rest of the album did up to this point.
You’re Sorry More drops on September 16th through Cursa Records and you can head here or here to, ahem, hear it as soon as it arrives. For more on Tysk Tysk Task, follow the trail of socials by clicking here, here, or here. And if you want to join in the celebration at TTT’s record release bonanza on September 17th then check out the details by heading here.