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Steeped in radical politics and deeply indebted to post-punk’s sonic trailblazing and gospel’s spiritual bloodletting, the album imbues neo-modernist hymns...
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https://driftrecords.com/products/algiers-algiers462199384Algiers - Algiers//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/OLE10672_large.jpg?v=1571438534//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/OLE10672_medium.jpg?v=15714385346.99GBPInStockAlgiersAlgiersDrift Winter SaleEverything In Stock at DriftMatadorMusic Released in 2015Records of the Year 2019Rock, Psych & GarageThe Quietus RecommendsSteeped in radical politics and deeply indebted to post-punk’s sonic trailblazing and gospel’s spiritual bloodletting, the album imbues neo-modernist hymns with caustic social sentiment and explosive noise.
Algiers comprises singer/guitarist Franklin James Fisher (deemed “one of the most powerfully guttural vocalists in rock today” by SPIN), guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan. From the militant stomp of “Remains” to Fisher’s commanding presence on the gospel no wave blowout “Black Eunuch,” Algiers channels righteous fury into an incisive, innovative assault that Vice Noisey calls “intense…right on the beat of the current cultural climate.”
A trio of émigrés of the American Deep South, now split between New York and London, Algiers synthesizes its eclectic influences, from Nina Simone and PJ Harvey to Suicide and Public Enemy, into frightening new form.
1. Remains 2. Claudette 3. And When You Fall 4. Blood 5. Old Girl 6. Irony Utility Pretext 7. But She Was Not Flying 8. Black Eunuch 9. Games 10. In Parallax