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Utopia
LP $17.50

06/17/2016 655035226910 

DY 269 


MP3 $7.92

05/20/2016 655035226910 

 


FLAC $8.99

05/20/2016 655035226910 

 


Spectres’ third album, Utopia is an eight-song offering of gloomy and compelling gothic post-punk. In recent years, the Vancouver five-piece has developed a more nuanced sound. Singer Brian Gustavson pushes his vocals into higher ranges, adding a more dynamic cast to the material; the complex guitar lines and melodies are more shimmering and atmospheric; Nathan Szilagyi’s driving bass provides a firm underpinning. On tracks like “Strange Weather”—originally intended to be the title of their last LP—Mitch Allen’s drumming chops shine through brilliantly. 
Put bluntly, the LP is a magical post-punk masterpiece: while the group’s earliest work had a gritty Warsaw / Crisis feel, Utopia is a lush and shimmering document of doomy greatness, firmly in the ballpark of The Sound or early 4AD output. Discover one of the crowning albums of the current post-punk and death rock revival.

Tracklist

  1. #1 New Buildings

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  2. #2 Strange Weather

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  3. #3 Vertigo

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  4. #4 Daniel

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  5. #5 Figures in the Sand

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  6. #6 Revisions

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  7. #7 Crosses and Wreathes

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  8. #8 16 Years

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