Release Date: May 8, 2012
Record label: Sacred Bones
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Let’s not mince words. I’m quite sure Led Er Est don’t have any great claims of obscurity. A trio making murky, synth-infused industrial in a place as predictable as Brooklyn? We can’t underestimate those obvious implications, after all, the profound lack of self-awareness it would take for a band in that script to think they were cutting teeth on some new shit would be almost disrespectful.
The biggest problem with being attached to a scene is breaking out of it in an attempt to assert your own identity. New Yorkers Led Er Est released their debut album Dust on Common on Wierd in 2009, and were firmly bedded down in the scene spawned by that label. They talked enthusiastically to the Quietus around that time, highlighting how the weekly parties Wierd threw in New York brought together a tightly cloistered group of people who were obsessing over the cold wave/minimal wave revival.