Milwaukee post-punk outfit Convert blurs the lines between goth rock and electronic music into something that not only sounds fresh and timely. Each respective member – vocalist Dillon Hallen, bassist Richie Murry, guitarist Sam Sharkey, drummer Ben Davison, and synth wizard Mick Cleary, has spent time playing in a variety of different punk-adjacent acts over the last decade, including Burning Sons, Get Rad, Assault & Battery and Cry Coyote.
Their debut full-length Saves, co-released via Triple Eye Industries, Forge Again Records, and Dog and Pony Records in 2022, sold out their first vinyl pressing within a month. With influences like Killing Joke, Fields of the Nephilim, Fear, and Alien Sex Fiend, the band revamped the classic sound with something uniquely their own. A repress of Saves will finally become available again on white vinyl on March 3rd, 2023.
Stream the album below and pre-order here.
The band also enlisted a handful of electronic producers to remix and re-imagine material off their debut EP, resulting in Unrestrained Remix, filtered through the lens of film soundtrack composers like Nicholas Elert, electro dance producers Blood, and noise-rappers Guerrilla Ghost, to name a few. The album was mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering.
With this project, Convert continues to hybridize their sound even further into electronics and synth culture in a lawless world.
Here is the album track listing:
- Concrete Life (Nicholas Elert Remix)
- Watch it Burn (Blood Remix)
- Death Mask (Cellmate Remix)
- Bleached Bones (łVic Daggerł Remix)
- Cold Motive (Guerrilla Ghost Remix)
- Nighbursts (TransAmvania Remix)
- Slow Choke (łVic Daggerł Remix) – Bandcamp-only Bonus Track
- Slow Choke (THTHRD Remix)- Bandcamp-only Bonus Track
You can pre-order the Unrestrained Remix EP here.