Collate - Medicine / Genesis Fatigue 7"
Two new songs from Collate — no wave for the now; desperate sounds for desperate living.
"Shards of glass guitar punctuate a rhythm section that wants you to dance that anxious bedroom dance you did when you first played that Au Pairs mixtape your cousin made. Each song is delivered with minimal fanfare and maximum intent: music by people who know what they're doing and know what they want." (Allan McNaughton)
"The last two records by Portland’s Collate got nods as Record of the Week at Sorry Sate, and this latest two-song single is just as powerful. Collate planned to record a new LP in March 2020, but like so many bands, COVID-19 threw a wrench in the gears. Since they had already recorded these two songs, Domestic Departure released them as a two-song single, and I’m glad they did. These tracks are KILLER. Stylistically, they’re in the same vein as previous releases from Collate. If you haven’t heard those, Collate seem to take a lot of inspiration from the early Rough Trade Records / UK post-punk sound—particularly bass-forward bands like Delta 5, Essential Logic, the Slits, and Gang of Four—but they playing is more aggressive and the production nastier and noisier, more like the DIY hardcore that we focus on at Sorry State rather than the more polished presentation of Lithics or Shopping. These two tracks only add up to about four minutes of music, but no one would call a second of this record filler. I hope that planned LP happens, because this single just blazes."
(Daniel Lupton / Sorry State Records)
All profits from this record will be donated to Portland-based mutual aid groups, including Mutual Aid Alliance Portland & Fires Igniting the Spirit (Indigenous-led organizers of runs to bring critical supplies/resources to Indigenous communities).
500 copies pressed, two-color risographed fold-over cover in metallic gold & black, includes Bandcamp download code. DD-03
Also available outside the US from these shops & distros:
Celluloid Lunch (Canada)
Clear Spot / Shiny Beast (Europe)
Monorail Music (UK)
Strangeworld Records (Australia)
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