♫♪  Hiss Tracts - Shortwave Nights

It’s all fucking drastic that’s indescribable for a premiere, appropriately. But IT has mostly something to do with all the late nights, spiked hair, mood stains, assholes, discord in youth to [what?], transitional nothingness, shadows, and shit. It’s all about not getting sticky. And I’m takin’ my time with this introduction, ‘cause Hiss Tracts does the same. This first track on Shortwave Nights goes into a deep realm lethargy where all them decade-old post-rock bands (Godspeed, Explosions, Mono, Boris [even], etc.) left off. Like, fuck the time gap between the last time you felt up Mr. Beast and listened to this here. Shortwave Nights is so far from your comprehension now that it’ll never matter quite the same again. Don’t believe me….

Why do you think it’s different every time you go to your hometown in suburban USA? It’s because (a) you don’t want to listen to the music you listened to THEN, and (b) the music you listen to now does NOT fit that environment. Thus, Shortwave Nights by Hiss Tracts is exactly the remedy you need for any future hometown visits. Think of when Explosions in the Sky did the soundtrack to Friday Night Lights. Not to relate any bit of your youth to celebrity or reality television, but you encapsulate every moment of your teens as a figment of imagination, at this point in your life. Would you like guidance through this trivial crisis in terms of knowing that all hope ISN’T lost? Shortwave Nights is your key to that spirit trail.

It’s honestly a melt on your backyard lawn. Having thrived over mowing and raking it all earlier, there’s an appreciation in the air that’s thicker than the smoke you’re blowing, classically as your parents are asleep. The next-door neighbor also puffin’, but on a thick cigar. He calls you to the fence for a toke, you oblige, and it’s like he hasn’t lunged a load in a minute. A violent cough or two later, you’re alone again, and stars have never been brighter alongside them Shortwave Nights.

Hiss Tracts is David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Set Fire To Flames) and Kevin Doria (Growing, Total Life). Oh, holy shit, I LOVE Total Life, nice! Shoot, I guess you can hear all these bands influenced in Hiss Tracts. WHOA!! I also forgot about how deep Set Fire To Flames was too. GRIP Shortwave Nights by Hiss Tracts on Constellation Records a week from today (May 13, next Tuesday). And scope out all it’s goodies here, including CD and 180 gram LP (‘cause Constellation don’t FUCK around) and their first single via Decoder!

• Constellation Records: http://cstrecords.com

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