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Grassfight unveils single from upcoming EP

Grassfight unveils single from upcoming EP

Some eight months ago, Grassfight was another new indie band emerging onto the cluttered scene of a broad 'post-punk' heritage. Offering a certainly promising debut with “Icon, an EP”, the currently NYC based trio was still facing a tough fight ahead: to break through the endless cast of half-hearted shoegazers and other Joy Division-bred acts around. Mission accomplished?

Yes, sir. As we welcome the first single off their upcoming EP “Icon N.2”, time to give credit where credit due. Effective for one, “Look Homeward, Heathen” blends the ominousness of New Wave revivers like Interpol with the fever of earlier Strokes classics in a tight, most delightfully unhinging cocktail of binary Krautrock-infused drumbeats and string fuzz, the whole led along with an angst-fuelled speed rush by Nathan Forster's hyper-distorted lead tenor. Progressively, a glacial wall of sound rises from the depths of shivering basslines and tingling guitar riffs, growing denser as the track heads towards its peak in an effusion of minor tones. Upbeat, catchy, and as moreish as a preview should be, “Look Homeward, Heathen” sets the tone for an exciting record to come; sadly though, we've got a month to wait until it is released (on July 24th!). - Tracy Mamoun

Published: June 25, 2012 |

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