Goes Cube, a Brooklyn three-piece who wrote probably the only song about one of the coolest cars ever, are back with a new track from their upcoming record Shadows Swallowed the Flood (out October 21 via Old Flame Records). It’s been five years since their last full-length, In Tides and Drifts, although it’s a bit bittersweet as it’s to be their final release. I’ve always dug how these guys were a mutt of sorts, combining sludge, post-hardcore, and ’90s alternative in various measures, falling somewhere between Torche and …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.
“Ignore the Stranger,” which debuted earlier today on Metal Injection, is on the heavier end of all things Goes Cube, but there’s still some interesting things rolled up in this one. The initial dirtier-than-dirt riff caught me off guard, but it’s quickly silenced by a stark spoken word section. One moment they’re channeling early Mastodon, the next they’re into a passage akin to the laid-back stuff from Poison the Well; they really excel at cramming in all of these interesting contrasts and juxtapositions into a tidy little package.
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