New Music

Listen: TÄX – Bent Spear

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On the eve of Lakes’ new LP comes a new TAX track, a Melbourne trio featuring Lakes’ Sean Bailey on vocals, Simon Taylor (also of Lakes, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Gauntlet, Whitehorse) and J.K. Fuller of Zond and Mum Smokes. ‘Bent Spear’ vaguely reminds me of that old, circa-2010 Wasted Truth cassette that Bailey put out, but that’s probably due exclusively to Bailey’s distinctive voice. When Bailey sings “bent spear” it sounds like he’s singing “burn Australia”, which is nifty and how I’d prefer to hear it.

Whatever the case, ‘Bent Spear’ will appear on a forthcoming 7 inch through No Patience Records, due September. We’re all guilty of using the word “apocalyptic” lightly, but where TAX is concerned… yep.

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New Music

Listen: Lakes – Blood of the Grove

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Here’s the title track to Lakes’ new LP Blood of the Grove, which is due out “very soon” through No Patience Records, or right now through Avant! if you want to import it. It’s the second sampler we’ve heard thus far: ‘Painted Wreath‘ released back in May, offering the first taste of what the new Lakes three-piece sounds like (unless you were lucky enough to get one of those excellent Spring Torch live cassettes last year). It launches August 24 in Melbourne at the Tote alongside White Hex and Prolife.

In semi-related news, No Patience is also releasing a TAX 7 inch next month, a Melbourne group featuring Lakes’ Sean Bailey, along with Simon Taylor (Whitehorse) and JK Fuller (himself, ZOND).

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