Brooklyn trio Bambara released their third full-length, Shadow On Everything, earlier this year as a Western Gothic concept album. Our song of the day, “José Tries To Leave,” is a dark, almost menacing, post-punk track that is heavy on the “gothic” in “Western Gothic.” “With all of our records, we like to create a constant mood or world for everything to exist within sonically,” drummer Blaze Bateh told Noisey in an interview. “We usually achieve this by weaving noise through our songs. Sometimes it’s more in the forefront, other times its barely audible. It is definitely a challenging thing to balance, but finding that balance is probably my favorite part of the whole process. Meticulously finding ways to maintain a mood with textures without taking away from the song.” Released via New York label Wharf Cat Records, Shadow On Everything follows 2016’s SWARM. Bambara are playing the Sunset on Saturday, October 6 with English punk band Idles.
Today's song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Weird Ways" by Strand of Oaks, from the 2019 album Eraserland on Dead Oceans.
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "West is my Home II" by Essam, from the 2018 self-released album 12.12.
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Sympacide" by Pion, from the 2018 Sympacide EP on Entreprise.