When bands drop new music they can really throw us for a loop. It can be different and often polarizing. However for Squid things are just about right. Their new album O Monolith has a hint of difference but follows their spaces on point. The album should bring more fans their way and their new single “The Blades” should bring them forward. Stream it here before preordering their new album from Warp Records.
The way the song opens offers up an intriguing soundscape. The vast layers of tone follow a path of sorts and keeps the band more dissonant. The distanced sounds the band creates are on another level while keeping them relevant. The shouting keeps things deterred while the melody keeps you tuned in. The softer backing vocals make for a nice touch in this futuristic song.
The track can be heard above or wherever you stream music. O Monolith can be preordered from Warp Records before it drops on June 09. Squid will be on tour starting February 02 in Austin, TX at Parish until March 01 in Los Angeles, CA at The Belasco. Their dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Alex Kurunis.