by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Cincinnati's Mardou are getting ready to release their debut album Cold Grasp on Moniker Records, a cold and haunting post-punk album with mechanical precision and shoegaze tinged pop. It's loud and menacing but personal and fun to dance to (go ahead, try it) and we're excited to share the premiere of the record's first single "The Enemy".
The song rides a tight groove and an industrial beat gone haywire, moving ever forward with a rapid fire tempo. The blistering intensity is offset by Dylan McCartney's slow drifting vocals, thick reverb and the airy washes of guitar that slow ever so slightly for the verses. There's a sleek darkness to "The Enemy," casually blurring the lines of post-punk rigidness and pop splendor to create an easily digestible if still impenetrable warble. The ominous vocals offer visuals of empty corridors, a vow of silence, and faltered values; a scene set in grainy noir culture before the song's swarming crescendo and it's repeated conclusion, "a cold grasp of the hand, emits a glow I understand".
Mardou's Cold Grasp is out June 16th via Moniker Records.
May 16th - Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet w/ Cross Country & No Ritual (FREE)
June 10th - Cincinnati, OH at Woodward Theatre w/ ONO
June 13th - Columbus, OH at Cafe Bourbon St w/ Pretty Pretty, American Jobs, Future Nuns
June 14th - Detroit, MI w/ Pretty Pretty
June 15th - Toronto, ON at Smiling Buddha w/ Pretty Pretty
June 16th - Ottawa, ON at Club Saw (Ottawa Explosion) w/ The Creeps, Aye Nako, Tweens
June 17th - Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Explosion
June 18th - Montreal, QC at Turbo Haus
June 19th - Salem, MA at Koto w/ Switzerlands, Pretty Pretty, Off Whites
June 20th - Brooklyn, NY at Matchless w/ Shellshag, Pretty Pretty, Dopamines
June 21st - Philadelphia, PA at LAVASPACE w/ Pretty Pretty