Bare Mutants/The Affliction
New band out of Chicago fronted by former Ponys vocalist, Jered Gummere. The Affliction is a low-key, sombre album featuring thick organ, space echo swells, and heavy tambourine. Their sound harkens to the avant minimalism of The Velvet Underground while drawing wider influence from a range of classic 80’s 4AD bands and beyond. This is great stuff! Firt 200 copies on brown vinyl. Ships the first week of August.