QuicksandDistant Populations

✦✦✦✧ While this is the first full-length featuring the post-hardcore legends as a trio minus Tom Capone, Quicksand’s trademark street-fight swagger is still all over the album. The broodier and more midtempo side of the band takes greater prominence here, but that’s been coming for a long time now (I’d say it was always here).



✦✦✧✧ It pains me to have to give this anything less than 4 stars at first blush. With that preface out of the way: this is very clearly the result of a band who have grown apart, evolved independently, and come back together to see how their disparate pieces might recombine anew.



Quicksand are touring the US this fall. I’ve managed to see them live on three separate occasions (twice post-breakup), and they’re still as feral as ever. So I was already feeling pretty excited… until the band took to social media an hour ago to tease us with new material, including the enigmatic-but-not-really mention: “interiors | 2017”

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