Long delayed full length from Chicago's (by way of Oak City, NC and Alexandria, VA) post-noise/damaged indiepop quartet. Following the electronic cut and paste experiments of their Oak City EP, Joshua Grubman, Lisa Shelley, and Trevor de Brauw began to reconfigure their music for live performance, enlisting guitarist Billy Baumann to help expand their sound. The resulting five songs are a vast reconceptualization of Teith's idiosyncratic style, crammed to the seams with infectious melodies, cascading waves of gently pummeling distortion, and a unique sense of structuralism that is the band's hallmark. Veering from catacomb depths of apocalyptic doom to stratospheric heights of bristling post-apocalypse rallying anthems, Humboldt Park is the final document of a band that exemplifies Dr. Eldon Tyrell's old proxy "the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long." Available digitally and in a strictly limited edition of 100 vinyl copies pressed on 180 gram vinyl and packaged in custom screen-printed sleeves.
released January 29, 2013
Written and performed by Teith: Billy Baumann, Joshua Grubman, Lisa Shelley de Brauw, and Trevor Shelley de Brauw.
Recorded and mixed by Greg Norman and Studio Greg Studios II.
This one's good in small doses only, and mainly for "The Wait". TBF, four consecutive mixes of the same track would grow tedious even they were all consistently excellent, which they're not. 2.5/5 Eirian
This review is long overdue. This album right here is the album that finally pulled me out of the "commercial" music world and into the world of the raw, experimental, and sincere. An amalgamation of everything I love about post-metal and hardcore taken to a mathy, heavy, ambient extreme. brineryte
Converge went to Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch installation at Kupfer Ironworks, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004, sat in bean bag chairs for twenty four hours, and had their minds blown. Then, 16 years later, they decided they should do their own version.
A great way to listen to math core. Fuck Beethoven. albinobone