Arizonian post-hardcore outfit Nonpareil – which comprises former members of The Bled, Abigail Williams and more – have announced the release of their debut EP. The EP, was tracked at 513 Analog in Tempe, Arizona by Ryan Breen, and was mastered by Jordon Zadorozny, will be titled Allergen and will be released on April 8. Vocalist Connor Woods (Abigail Williams) commented on the lyrical nature of the upcoming effort:
“I wrote the lyrics while experiencing first hand the plight of a Third World country only now in the midst of its own Industrial Revolution. Themes of alienation, isolation and an aversion to the misguidedness of human progress permeate every moment of the band’s music. Allergen is as much a cry for help and awareness amidst a fog of confusion and disharmony as it is a 20-minute slab of plodding, introspective rock n’ roll.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new, angular, dizzying tune “No Elbows” (via New Noise).
- Blood Cockles and Gutter Oil
- Devout Poverty
- No Elbows
- Yuan Xing Jianyu
- Yellowed Pillow