Friday, May 19, 2017


UNDERTOW, the latest album by Wolf Eyes, those purveyors of injurious aural wreckage seems either a step forward or back depending on one’s threshold for moments of extreme noise terror. Released via the bands’s own Lower Floor Music label, it allows a bit more atmosphere and space into the pieces without sacrificing the power of something to move you (undertow, get it?). It’s cover artwork suggests the surrealism of Max Ernst’s “decalcomania” and it’s embrace of the subconscious or subterranean. Or more contemporaneously, a lyric like “I count every deceit as they repeat”, the way we hear the loose-lipped politics of Donald Trump. 

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