Lushes Take One on The Chin From Customers With “Circus” Single feat. Sam Hillmer of Zs
The album, aptly titled Service Industry, out October 16, 2015, is a rollercoaster through the maze of modern living. It was recorded and mixed by Sonic Youth’s long time engineer Aaron Mullan at Echo Canyon, during a period of intense money, work and life stress.
The sound also came out of the tension between the duo – with singer/guitarist James Ardery having grown up listening to punk and rap, and drummer Joel Myers raised on classical music. But the tension comes into balance with every song, ejecting the band’s music from the cultural hype machine out onto our daily lives.
First single and opener “Low Hanging Fruit” captures the feeling of hypnotic desire for empty instant gratification, with its angular guitar riffs and softly menacing bass line.
Service Industry extends the tensions begun with Lushes’ debut album, What Am I Doing. In their first album, the themes of anxiety were often held back in pursuit of serene moments, brief escapes from our mundane lives. With Service Industry, Lushes give you something more raw, more guitar-and-drum driven, more primal.
The album throws a wrench in things. It stands as a map of a crisis, a bleak and gorgeous snapshot of our world, and a question: why continue living like we do?
You can pre-order Service Industry now at felte’s webstore. Tour dates below and more to come.
01. Low Hanging Fruit
04. Rub Your Eyes
05. You Only Have
09. Grey Tiles
10. Shed Weight
“… a head-on collision of howling guitars, sucker-punched percussion patterns and a closing remark driven by groove-locked chords and an unresolved chorus swiped from an opera record. Maybe?” – Self-Titled