12.It Gazes Back
End You is Eric Smith.
“Aimless Dread” tells a story common to a generation that watched thousands of people die on live television while still teenagers -- the creeping realization that perhaps nothing good will ever happen again. Lyrically, the album darts artfully from the personal to the political and back again. From Smith’s struggles with social anxiety and substance abuse to ruminations on contemporary issues like rampant police brutality and the resurgence of international fascism, “Aimless Dread” takes stabs at various demons both real and imagined.
The end result of all of this is nearly 45 minutes of trudging, soul-crushing, noisy punk bash-and-roll, brimming with urgency and sorrow, at once both dissonant and melodic, full of hooks and nods to the many heroes of the genre. A debut many years in the making...
releases May 21, 2021
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Roche at Permanent Hearing Damage
Mastered by Bryan Walthall at Stereo Image Recording
© 2021 Pax Aeternum Digital PAD081
CS is TGIC076
First Pressing split between TGIC RECS and END YOU
100 total Shrinkwrapped CS from National Audio
20 Smokey Black Tint (10 here)
40 Green Green Grass (20 here)
40 that Pank (20 here)