Ahead of an extensive European tour that begins in less than two weeks, Los Angeles post-punk trio Second Still are releasing their highly anticipated new EP Equals tomorrow through Belgium’s Weyrd Son imprint (vinyl), and cassette label sentimental.
Today, on the eve of both releases, (not including the Part Time Punks Session that features a cover of For Against’s “Echelons”), we are streaming all five of the brand new tracks featured on Equals, also including the classic non album track “Walls”.
Listen below, and see all 26 dates of Second Still’s 2018 European Tour itinerary, including their scheduled appearance at Wave Gotik Treffen on May 19th.
Here the review our editor Frank Deserto wrote earlier for the EP’s announcement:
“Lead single “Opening” picks up where the band left off with last year’s stunning self-titled debut. The track begins with Ryan Walker’s brief, but ominous guitar line before launching into a driving onslaught of hard-hitting drum programming and Alex Hartman’s hypnotic bass. Suki San’s vocals arrive soon after, dripping with reverb and peppering textural vocal repetition. The track twists and turns over the course of four and half minutes of cold bliss, building layers of guitars, staccato bass textures, and tense vocals into a frenzy, ending just as quickly as it began.
Equals marks a progression in the band’s sound with the inclusion of synthesizers. While they are absent from this single, they are a welcome addition throughout the course of the EP. In contrast to their debut LP, Equals was recorded in piecemeal form in various practice spaces and provisional studios. Engineered, mixed, and produced by Chris King, guitarist of Cold Showers and mastered by Mike Tierney, Equals marks a more DIY direction, with no dip in quality or power.”
The angular die-cut artwork for Equals was created by Jean Lorenzo of Silent Em. The EP is be released on three different types of vinyl – black (300), silver (200), and silver with white/black splatter (100). The first 100 orders will include a flexi-disc featuring “Walls” – a previously released track recorded in 2016 under the same circumstances as the EP. A limited cassette edition of 100 copies, featuring all six tracks, will appear on sentimental Records [sic].
Check out the artwork and tracklisting below:
Second Still- Equals EP
- In Order
- Walls (cassette, digital, and flexi bonus track)