Prior to departing sunny San Diego for the colder, hipper climates of Brooklyn, electro-noise-rock duo Tape Deck Mountain recorded their latest EP, Slow Salvation. Mirroring the band’s coastal (and cultural) move, the five-song effort “takes the listener on a dark journey through tales of love, loss, and death.”
The pair begin their aural adventure with the jarring album opener, “kellies”. Here, the garage-y combo of steady drums and ultra-fuzzy guitars slowly melt into one gnarly pool of random cymbal crashes and screeching feedback. Neither depressing nor brimming with joy, it’s a lightning-fast shot of manic energy to prep listeners for the emotional voyage to come. Download it below.
Slow Salvation EP hits stores March 12th via Lefse Recordings. The band’s sophomore LP, the follow-up to 2009’s Ghost Colony, is due out later this year.
Slow Salvation EP Tracklist:
02. suicide 1997
03. love is a fly