April 28, 2013

Hear New Sound: Savages' "No Face"


Socially politified post-punkers Savages have been wrestling up a storm of intense battle cries leading up to the release of their debut album Silence Yourself, due out May 7th on Matador here in the States and on Pop Noir internationally. Back in March, the rising London quartet unshackled the broodingly great first cut "She Will," just last week they pounced listeners with another wordy attack in "Shut Up," and now we have perhaps their most gnarled up example of aggression off the LP to date in the form of "No Face." It was world premiered on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 6 show earlier today according to Pigeons and Planes and The Line of Best Fit got a rip of it, which you can hear below. Jehnny Beth's fierce vocal performances on early previews have grabbed the biggest accolades across tastemaker sites so far, but the burning feedback and propeller-like speed at which "No Face" travels sounds like the track that exemplifies why attending a Savages show is also one of 2013's most discussed live experiences. Listen fast...

Update: SoundCloud has removed the stream, but you can still hear the track over at AwkwardSound's Hype Machine page.

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