Friday, March 14, 2014

The Estranged - 2014 - The Estranged

The Estranged is a three piece post-punk band from Portland, Oregon. The Estranged is their third LP. The Estranged play a dark, brooding brand of post-punk with just a hint of noise thrown in for flavour. They cite bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, The Only Ones, These Immortal Souls, The Troggs and The Creation. Most of these songs have a solid driving rhythm behind them perfect for either driving away the darkness of night or inviting in those dancing demons who make the night their home. This album finds The Estranged expanding their sonic palette through the use of a bow on guitar, feedback loops, piano, farfisa, backwards guitar, female back-up vocals. If you like your post-punk dark and brooding but still driving, The Estranged's The Estranged will serve well. Thanks to Elementary Revolt.