THE ESTRANGED return with their 3rd (4th, if you count the Singles Comp LP) album for Dirtnap! The Estranged formed in Portland, OR back in the summer of ‘06 by MARK HERMAN (vocals, guitar), DEREK WILLMAN (bass) and KEITH TESTERMAN (drums). All 3 were in legendary Portland band REMAINS OF THE DAY, and various members are/were in notable Portland bands such as FROM ASHES RISE, HELLSHOCK, LEBENDEN TOTEN and more. Continuing in the band’s tradition of mutating and evolving with each subsequent release, the new album is an epic, sprawling masterpiece of tense, ominous angst-ridden postpunk. The influences on their newest album range from the Cure to Echo & the Bunnymen to The Troggs. Lyrically, they have more of an ambiguous angst ridden approach, musically showing the bands continued maturity in their song writing and recording process. The first pressing of 1,000 LPs are packaged in ultra-heavy “tip-on” style jacket and inner sleeves. Subsequent pressings will come in regular jacket/sleeves. All copies come with download coupon.