Release Date: Apr 28, 2017
Record label: Wharf Cat Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
A posthumous debut is a strange thing. If it stinks, then good riddance. But if it is great, as is WALL's Untitled, then fans are left with a craving that is insatiable. Like many bands formed in the underground of constantly mutating metropolises, WALL began as casually as it ended. Upon moving to ….
Brooklyn post-punk quartet WALL had a tremendously busy 2016, relentlessly playing gigs at nearly every notable underground New York City venue and becoming one of the most buzzed-about bands at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin. They also released an acclaimed EP and received much attention from blogs. WALL's Untitled LP expands on that EP, with ten songs reacting to the confusion and frustration of everyday life.
S ince recording their debut, Wall have already split. The New York punks won't say why, but clues may lie in Untitled, which is pricklier than their absurdist self-titled 2016 EP. Mining no-wave and hardcore, Wall lurch from soured melodies to stabbing guitar as Elizabeth Skadden and Sam York castigate climbers (High Ratings) and climate change (Everything in Between), and fantasise about killing catcallers (Turn Around).