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“The long awaited return of contemporary D-Beat champions, PHYSIQUE with “Again” – their first release since 2019. PHYSIQUE offers 15 tracks of steamrolling, discharge-fueled, crasher crust, seamlessly overlapping the time honored and ever-present D-Beat themes of war and government oppression with their own take on the brutalizing and soul-crushing realities of everyday modern life.
With lyrics like: “Free yourself / Hope is the enemy, the enemy of change / Take your hope, smash it to pieces”, the overwhelming sense of life’s inevitable collapse and the dissolution of all the things we hold dear hits at the very core of modern existence. As you slog through the rut, a little more hope is lost each day. Life is empty and without purpose. One can’t help but ask – “Again?”
But D-Beat is protest music at heart, and “Again”s desperation is complimented by a surging pulse of relentless energy that reminds us that as brutal as life may be, we can’t resist the fury of noisy protest that brings us back – again – to scream and shout the “never agains” of our predecessors and ourselves alike.
700 copies on black, 200 on white with red center burst and 100 on translucent teal 150gr vinyl housed in a reverse board 24pt gatefold jacket. Recorded on unceded Nisqually & Squaxin land by Capt. Tripps at High Command. Mastered by Shige at Noise Room”