Ex-Breathers, “Falling Away”

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A dark, blunt blast of rapid-fire hardcore.

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Scott Hunter | October 14, 2014

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Earlier this month, Tallahassee’s Ex-Breathers released ExBx, an 11-minute 7-inch of rapid-fire hardcore that relents only for “Hang,” a brief interlude of dragging, doomy murk. “Falling Away,” from their upcoming Community Records split with Ovlov, Gnarwhal, and Woozy, finds the group crashing along at a middling tempo that recalls The Jesus Lizard or early Unwound. A muddy, driving bass figure sets the tone, joined shortly by restrained vocals and ominous drums. The vocal builds tension, like the first ten minutes of a horror film. When the guitar comes in, the song opens up wide, the vocals lose their restraint, the drums go full force. It’s a dark, blunt blast of something between catharsis and yelling at your parents. The track is below, along with all upcoming Ex-Breathers dates.



Ex-Breathers

October 15 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
October 16 Evansville, IN @ PG
October 18 Pittsburgh, PA @ People’s Warehouse
October 19 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center
October 20 Boston, MA @ Neverland
October 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (Texas Is Funny Showcase)
October 22 Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory (Brixton Agency Showcase)
October 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Trash Bar (Explodinginsound.com Showcase)
October 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Great Indoors
October 27 Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
October 28 Columbia, SC @ Foxfield Bar and Grille
October 29 Valdosta, GA @ Red Door Records
October 30 Orlando, FL @ The Space
November 02 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic (Fest 13)
November 10 Tallahassee, FL @ Liberty Bar

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