Earlier this 12 months, the Edmonton band Dwelling Entrance launched their full-length debut Video games Of Energy. It’s a tough album to explain, and it’s considered one of my favorites of the 12 months. Clint Frazier, considered one of Dwelling Entrance’s two leaders, was once in dance-punk also-rans Shout Out Out Out, and there’s undoubtedly some dance-punk in Dwelling Entrance, however that’s not likely what they do. It’s extra correct to say that Dwelling Entrance mix full-on feral stomp-your-face oi with glossy, brooding synthpop. That mixture makes completely no sense, however it works fantastically.
I noticed Dwelling Entrance dwell final month, and so they have been fucking superior. I occur to be carrying a Dwelling Entrance shirt proper now, as I sort this. So it brings me nice pleasure to report that there are two new Dwelling Entrance songs out on the earth. The band has simply launched a brand new three-track EP known as Nation. “Nation” is without doubt one of the songs on Video games Of Energy, and the EP opens with a brand new remix of that tune. After that, we get two beforehand unreleased songs from the album classes.
“Slice Of Paradise,” the primary of the brand new Dwelling Entrance songs, is a barely gothy, genuinely fairly tackle smoothed-out ’80s radio rock. It’s bought imprecise “Boys Of Summer season” vibes. The Chisel’s Cal Graham sings backup. “Jupiter,” the opposite new tune, is tough, propulsive synth-punk jam with severely distorted vocals, cruel guitars, and home pianos. Fucked Up’s Jonah Falco produced each songs, and so they each kick ass. Stream the EP beneath.
The Nation EP is out now on La Vida Es Un Mus Discos.