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New Music: Low Culture – “Screens” (CoS Premiere)

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    lowculturecover New Music: Low Culture   Screens (CoS Premiere)

    Late last year, with his group Shang-A-Lang on the outs, New Mexico punk rocker Chris Mason teamed with friends/fellow DIYers Sam and Cade of Total Jock to form Low Culture. After rehearsing as a trio for months, the lineup expanded last November when Mason’s Shang-A-Lang bandmate/Marked Men member Joe Ayoub joined the band unannounced at their first gig, which just so happened to be Shang-A-Lang’s final show. The rest, they say, is history.

    Having toured the Southwest and Canada and dropped a pair of 7″s, the quartet will release their debut LP, Screens, on January 9th, 2013 via Dirtnap Records. The 12-track effort was produced by Mark Ryan (Mind Spiders/Marked Men) and focuses less on the “riffs and blown out recordings” of Shang-A-Lang and more on “melody and crisp, while not necessarily ‘over-produced’, recordings.”

    For a sense of that aural refinement, the band has unveiled the title track. Clocking in at a decidedly hefty 110 seconds, it takes the ferocity and jangle of a street punk anthem and amps up the quality and general cohesiveness without harming the rebellious spirit. Stream it below.

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    Low Culture – “Screens”

    Screens Tracklist:
    01. Screens
    02. I Feel Your Ghost
    03. Waste the Day Away
    04. Touchy Feely
    05. Pills
    06. Nightmare
    07. Modern World
    08. Trying to Quit
    09. California
    10. Thirty-One
    11. To The Grave
    12. Magical Thinking

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