In the time since brooding Vancouver act Spectres released their
sophomore LP Nothing to Nowhere, post-punk has become all the rage.
Still, while many a buzz band continues to jack Ian Curtis, Spectres
remain on an entirely different level. Thankfully, they've finally
returned with Utopia. Recorded and produced by Felix Fung at Little Red
Sounds in 2015, "Utopia" is SPECTRES 3rd LP to date!
(...) " Utopia is an 8-song offering of gloomy and compelling gothy postpunk that shows the five piece evolving further along the road to more complex melodies, guitar lines, and singer Brian Gustavson pushing his vocals into higher ranges, adding a more dynamic cast to the overall song selections here. Put bluntly, Utopia is a magical postpunk masterpiece: while the Spectres’ earliest EPs and songs had a gritty Warsaw/Crisis feel, Utopia is a lush and shimmering document of doomy greatness, one of the crowning albums of the current postpunk and deathrock revival. It’s more firmly in the ballpark of bands like The Sound or the early 4AD “lush” postpunk bands of the early 1980s than the band’s earlier material. " - CVLT NATION
Spectres - Utopia - LP
- Label: Sabotage Records
- Title: Utopia
- Availability: In Stock