We’ve all had failed relationships but Tim Kasher has a knack for transforming these experiences into songs that are as complex and dizzying as the personal interactions they’re based on. Correspondingly bone-shaking bass lines and Dischord Records-inspired guitars create a brittle sonic backdrop for Kasher’s lyrical barbs, which teem with so much vitriol it’s hard to believe they can be translated into digital ones and zeroes. “Well get on that cross, that’s all you’re good for,” he screams on “The Martyr.” Good luck finding a comeback to that one.
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