Written by: PP on 10/03/2013 01:20:04

Have you ever wondered how indie/garage rock might sound like if the vocalist was screaming his lungs out Fucked Up style? No? Neither have I, but Comadre from San Francisco offer you a chance to check out just how it sounds like in practice on their fourth, self-titled album that was released earlier this year. Seriously, it's like someone put on The Strokes and exchanged vocalist Julian Casablancas with a piercing screamer that reminds me a lot of the guy from Best Practices. Or alternatively, replaced Nick Cave in Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with a razor-sharp screamo dude. Okay, not exactly, but it's nonetheless a weird, and definitely totally original expression, especially once you get the gypsy organs/synths on the background to provide some context for this release.

In fact, it's borderline genius. The simplistic and straightforward instrumentation lends itself near-perfectly to their vocalist's raucous and throaty style. It creates an almost unsustainable contrast between what is typical for an indie/garage rock release and for a screamo release. The latter genre has taken significant steps forward recently with acts like La Dispute and Touché Amoré at the forefront; "Comadre" is part of that same movement but offers an entirely different angle on the style, one through an indie rock filter as mentioned earlier. That alone makes it an interesting release, because it sounds like nothing you've ever heard before.

Download: Color Blind, King Worm, Summercide, Drag Blood, Binge
For the fans of: The Strokes meets Fucked Up and Best Practices, The Thermals, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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Release date 08.01.2013
Vitriol Records

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