The Messthetics announce new album, Anthropocosmic Nest, share “Better Wings”: Stream

Trio features Fugazi members Joe Lally and Brendan Canty

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The Messthetics

    Last year, Fugazi bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty formed a new band called The Messthetics. Rounded out by DC guitarist Anthony Pirog, they released their self-titled debut just a few short months later. Now, the three-piece is prepping a follow-up record in Anthropocosmic Nest.

    The band’s sophomore effort is due out September 6th through Dischord Records. It spans 11 tracks altogether, including titles like “Drop Foot”, “The Assignment”, and “Because the Mountain Says So”. According to a statement, the LP was recorded earlier this year at the trio’s practice space.

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    As a first teaser, The Messthetics are letting loose opening track, “Better Wings”. The five-minute offering is a colliding of worlds, wavering between winding, melodic guitars and more forceful, punctuating moments.


    Hear it down below.

    Anthropocosmic Nest is available for pre-order. The Messthetics will promote the new album with a summer North American tour that also features sets at Hopscotch Music Festival and Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival. Grab tickets to all of their upcoming shows here.

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    Anthropocosmic Nest Tracklist:
    01. Better Wings
    02. Drop Foot
    03. Section 9
    04. Scrawler
    05. The Assignment
    06. Pay Dust
    07. Pacifica
    08. Because the Mountain Says So
    09. Insect Conference
    10. La Lontra
    11. Touch Earth Touch Sky

    The Messthetics 2019 Tour Dates:
    07/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
    07/11 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
    07/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
    07/13 – Portland, ME @ Space
    07/14 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
    07/15 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
    07/16 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
    07/17 – Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club
    07/18 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
    07/19 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
    07/20 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony Club
    07/21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Yacht Club
    09/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
    09/06 – Urbana, IL @ Center for the Performing Arts
    09/19 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    09/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street OKC
    09/21 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
    09/22 – Houston, TX @ The Satellite
    09/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    09/26 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    09/27 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival