Three-piece group, Mutes, Release Fourth Studio Album

Music Review | 23rd May, 2024 Mutes Mutes

Following acclaimed singles Mere Slaughter and Televangelist, post-punk band Mutes release their most raw, yet engrossing record to date, Buried Where You Stand.

Recorded almost entirely live as a three-piece the band stripped back the lavish technicolor method that defined their most recent albums - Pareidolia and Dreams of Being Cornered, and instead focused on the unfiltered immediacy found in their early work.

From the no-wave influenced Mere Slaughter, to the lilting psychedelia of Perfumed Corpse and the ambient drones of cycles, the band cover all this ground and more without compromising their own unique artistry.

Discussing the writing process behind the album vocalist and lyricist James explains;

Our goal when writing and recording '...buried where you stand' was to capture the essence of our live sound in the most honest manner possible - this meant all tracking in a room together with very little separation between instruments, and minimal overdubs. Our 'Albini record', if you will
Thematically, I have always tended to look inwards when writing. It is somewhat of a self-directed, existential manifesto - an attempt to recapture the parts of myself I felt lost; a distillation of the relentless, cacophonic internal monologue that results from juggling infinite choices and then facing bottomless consequences. I have not been inclined to seek lyrical inspiration in our country's dire socio-political climate when there is so much inherent inadequacy in my own existence to be exorcised. Those themes being spiritual ambivalence, substance abuse and recovery, the human condition, fugue states, the pendulum-swing of living

Mutes - Televangelist (Youtube)

The album Buried Where You Stand is available through all streaming platforms.

Photo Credit: Memphia Music PR & Management

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