BL022: CASSILIS - QUITTING (12")
After sitting on a few select computers for almost a year, CASSILIS' new album is now available for pre-order with an immediate download. There's no point in tiptoeing around the facts - this album fucking owns. The 11 songs on 'Quitting' are without a doubt the band's most mature to date and show the band expanding and focusing on creating cohesive song structures in an a valiant attempt to anchor down the chaos that emanates from anything the band touches. Songs such as "Bone Sled" (aka the band's newest anthem), "Groan Sleeve" and "American 90s" showcase this attention to fluid songwriting, while the tracks "God Hair", "Softie" and "Rat Park" are like refined blades of violent discontent in audio form. This album is not pretty, it's dirty, caustic and viral. I mean, c'mon - the artwork and song titles say it all. Fans of Brighter Arrows, Canyons, Callow and Bleeding Kansas take note, as this is easily one of the strongest releases of 2014.
The breakdowns and freakouts are timed perfectly and executed flawlessly. All pre-orders come with an immediate download of the 'Quitting', so don't pass on this.