Listen to San Angelus’s Booming, Brooding “Vacuum”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

Editor-in-Chief
on 05.09.14 in News
@keyescore

Pelican’s Larry Herweg join forces with Kim Kinakin and Jahmeel Russell join forces to become San Angelus, a band that puts an emphasis on tension. The song begins with a question mark of guitar before settling into a grim, steady boil. It threatens to erupt for the entirety of its nearly five minutes, but it never does. Even its chorus, with piled-high, slightly-detuned vocal harmonies, glares instead of lunging. The restraint makes it feel that much more threatening: it’s a coiled, hissing ball of sound, ready to strike at a moment’s notice.

The 7″ will be released via our friends at The Mylene Sheath on June 3rd, but you can (and should!) preorder (either vinyl or digital) today: