Portland, OR’s Arctic Flowers have been at it for the reason that starting of this decade, reviving ’80s post-punk with a robust emphasis on the “punk” aspect. Their final album was 2014’s very stable Weaver, and now they’re set to comply with it with Straight to the Hunter this Friday (11/30). (They’re self-releasing it in North America, following a string of releases on Deranged Data). Guitarist Stan Wright stated the rationale for the lengthy hole between albums was “partially simply life, but additionally experimenting and never eager to make the identical file once more,” and whereas Straight To The Hunter isn’t miles away from Weaver, it positively isn’t the identical file. It’s lots cleaner sounding than its predecessor and it permits for the choruses and the brilliant, catchy guitar riffs to essentially pop. It’s good things — image Wipers-style Portland punk blended with Siouxsie and the Banshees hooks and sped-up Treatment riffs — and you’ll take a look at a stream of the complete album now. It premieres beneath. In case you like what you hear, you possibly can pre-order it.
Arctic Flowers are celebrating with a hometown launch present on December eight on the Excessive Water Mark. That’s their solely presently introduced date.
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