The last two LPs from Chicago’s Disappears were equal parts down-and-dirty garage punk and menacing Krautrock. It’s what they do best: creating short, fast sonic explosions, not unlike a slightly stripped down Sonic Youth, or No Age at their loudest. Now, just a year removed from their last release, the band returns on March 1st with another full-length, Pre Language.
Recorded at Sonic Youth’s personal studio in Hoboken, NJ, the album was mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse) and marks the first Disappears LP to feature Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley as a full-time member. Shelley toured with Disappears throughout last year.
On their official website, the band describes Pre Language as a “full-bore assault from the opening track to the last,” and one that contains “direct allusions to Philip K. Dick, James Baldwin, and Joan of Arc sit side by side with songs about the lows of life and the characters that permeate it.” Below you can check out a video of Disappears performing the album’s title track at a recent show in Philadelphia.
Pre Language is out March 1st via Kranky.