Sacred Bones celebrates 100 releases with ritualistic milk-drinking, announces the release of lost LP from The Hunt

Sacred Bones celebrates 100 releases with ritualistic milk-drinking, announces the release of lost LP from The Hunt

Hopefully pop culture hasn’t ruined associations with the word “bones” (plural) and consequently forced you to think of that television show with the woman who does stuff, but even if it has, releases from the Brooklyn-based Sacred Bones should at least be leasing some space in your — you, the regular reader of TMT — mind by now. For one, the catalog that they’ve amassed in just six short years stands surefooted in impressive territory, with artists like Blank Dogs, Nice Face, Psychic Ills, Amen Dunes, Zola Jesus, Pharmakon, and The Men all being Sacred signatories at one time or another. Preceding the possible epiphany of that label affiliation may be the thread connecting the covers — a self-described “template” carrying info in a designated font + label logo. It wasn’t always that way, however…

The very first Sacred Bones release — One Thousand Nights by The Hunt, who later went on to become members of Cult of Youth — came without notions of future success, and thus, without the desire to maintain an aesthetic that compels recollection of previous label releases, or enthusiasm towards yet another. Obviously things have changed! And in honor of those nonexistent expectations being quickly replaced by metaphorical rays of sunshine that turn homeless people into tuxedo-wearing swing dancers, Sacred Bones have announced the release of a “lost” (and seemingly great) LP from The Hunt, entitled The Hunt Begins.

What’s to know about the album’s previous misplacement? Well, nothing, really. It was recorded four years ago and simply never saw the light of day, until now. Music-wise, the NY-based duo (Jasper McGandy and Christian Kount) seem to fit pretty neatly into the post-punk category. Have a listen. The album’s out November 12.

The Hunt Begins tracklisting:

01. Mountains
02. Fifteen Minutes
03. Summer of Hate
04. Set the Rising Sun
05. Black and White
06. Scripts
07. Trainwreck
08. When The Sky Turns Black
09. One Thousand Nights

• The Hunt: https://www.facebook.com/thehuntbegins
• Sacred Bones: http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com

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