by Cole Kinsler (@spaacemountain)
Crag Mask is the project of Zack Abramo (formerly of Vundabar). Gabriel Sciarra, Jason Rule, and Phil Lord join in to fill out the band. The Connecticut quartet’s debut LP Loom is out May 25th via Boston’s Super Wimpy Punch. “Sleep Eater” is a slow-churning and thoughtfully arranged track that serves as an excellent teaser for the forthcoming release. Abramo’s vocals shine brightly over the steadily-chugging fuzz guitar and menacing drums. A thread of uneasiness runs throughout the song, as it shifts between sludgy chords and quiet pauses. It’s a powerful, gritty sound that retains a keen sense for melody and texture.