Open City

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Available from 17/03/2017

13.95 €

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The term ,supergroup" is thrown around way to carelessly these days. But with even a bit of experience in the Underground-Hardcore-Scene, one absolutely has to classify Open City as a true all-star-unit. On their self-titled debut album the four piece - with members Dan Yemin (Paint It Black, Lifetime, Kid Dynamite), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black), Rachel Wilson (Bridge & Tunnel, Worriers) and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & The Pharmacists) - merges the influences of their respective main acts, blending them into a vibrant and pissed-off profile of American Hardcore. ,For Shame" f.e. combines menacing midtempo staccato riffs and Wilson's diverse vocals with lyrics about degrading pick-up lines. In ,Black Veils" Wilson channels a rougher version of the Post-Hardcore of her former band Bridge & Tunnel, while ,Brother, I'm Getting Nowhere" amalgamates 90s-Melodic-Hardcore-Grooves with dynamic doubletime outbursts, reminiscent of Lifetime or Paint It Black. The varied record was produced by underground-icon Will Yip (Nothing, Citizen, Title Fight, Pianos Become The Teeth), helping the band to achieve a rough yet very defined sound. Political, pissed off and socio-critical, but at the same time with the right amount of melody: the debut of Open City promises to shure hit the scene like a bomb. 
 
TRACKLISTING:  01. HELL HATH NO FURY 02. WHOSE GOD? 03. FOR SHAME 04. BLACK VEILS 05. ON THE SPIT 06. BROTHER, I'M GETTING NOWHERE 07. NIGHTSHIFT 08. NERVE CENTER 09. SOFA DRUGS 10. HONEST AS A SUNDAY MORNING

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