The Asheville band establishes as a modern-day noise rock reference with the release of their fantastic latest album
Listening to the new LP that Wednesday published this month via Dead Oceans feels like watching an incredible South American summer-oriented teenage movie. The images that the album’s lyrics describe are clear, direct and unexpected. “Kid in Bath County, Virginia, sippin’ piss colored bright yellow Fanta, heard someone died in the Planet Fitness parking lot, fire trucks rolled in and people stood around” sings Karly Hartzman in “Bath County”, the third single that they shared.
The tracks are meticulously well constructed but still save a space for chaos and disorder. We can appreciate this in titles such as the eight-minute “Bull Believer”, an unusually designed anthem. With a soft and enigmatic introduction, the song leaves hints of the distorted guitar feedback, screaming vocals and aggressive sounds that contains as it comes to an end, “Finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him, finish him” can be heard as everything resolves.
Mateo Jiménez Grela