Rise To Conquer
Hall Of Thatch
Death In Rome
Label: Manic Depression Records (2017)
The second album on Manic Depression by Brooklyn based Electro/Post Punk band! Since the groups founding in 2010, Brooklyn-based Bootblacks' sound has been described as a balance of contradictions: both pensive and buoyant, referential and modern. Fitting, as the
Bootblacks name is derived from novelist William Burroughs description of the dark underbelly of glitzy New York City.
Vocalist and frontman Panther MacDonald lists an eclectic set of influences: Depeche Mode, New Order, Simple Minds, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, early U2, as well as the Beatles and David Bowie for lyrical inspiration.
Bootblacks released a first (deleted) EP in 2012, recorded with Brian Scott Herman, after pre- viously collaborating with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). Songwriters MacDonald and Gorman describe the collaboration with Sclavunos as a life-changing one that informs
Bootblacks music to this day. Panther describes Veins, Bootblacks album released in 2016, as a step in the bands evolution from Punk to Post-Punk. With their influences always expanding, the band is never complacent in what makes up their sound.
With the addition of Barrett Hiatt (the Harrow / Automelodi) in early 2017, fans can expect an even more synth heavy, atmospheric and bigger-sounding Bootblacks than before and this is exactly what Fragments is staying for! An impressive followup to Veins indeed!
01 Hold & Dissolve 02 The longest Night 03 Memory Palace 04 Sudden Moves 05 A pale Fire 06 Reincarnate 07 For You (Lois) 08 Gone
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