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

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 05.09.14 in News

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: