Hindu Pez smashes the fine line between love and hate with No Use For Love Songs, a new 5 track EP set for release on June 6. The album precedes the Pez summer 2014 tour.
Press play and brace for impact as HP serves rough, raw, and unapologetic brutality in a body bag. Songs on this album are terse, and present a more vengeful outlook than earlier Pez. This experiment in format change distills the rage implicit to Pez philosophy into a series of ferocious commentaries on the human condition.
The title track on No Use For Love Songs begins with a nightmarish cackle and delivers a crunchy, distorted counterpoint to explosive insult. 32 beats into the track the merciless drone will abate just long enough to allow cinephiles to appreciate colorful highlights from The Blues Brothers
The samples are largely unprocessed and clear. Thus, the brooding conviction heard in those angry male voices presents the creative expression of heartfelt rage as something more powerful than anything romantic.
As often as No Use For Love Songs speaks to our shared impulse to wreck havoc, other tracks acknowledge the waking existential nightmare of frustration with self and circumstance. “Sometimes I Miss My Old Degenerate Friends” and “Reflections on Sobriety” presents a series of darkly contradictory sonic illustrations accompanied by a discomfiting jackhammer: “How can you not want to feel like this longer? …My brain works differently… I want to kill myself.” Listening through the complete album will make listeners feel as though they have survived—and won— a series of back alley fistfights.
No Use For Love Songs is powerful Pez. Lie in wait to download the rage this June. www.hindupez.com
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