Tunnels is the long-running escape of Nicholas Bindeman, whose time served in Eternal Tapestry and Jackie-O-Motherfucker has been balanced out with drone tapes and fried-psyche macchinations under the moniker. It seems Thrill Jockey is endorsing all things Bindeman with the release of Tunnels' The Blackout, after already dropping an Eternal Tapestry record this year. "Crystal Arms" finds Bindeman at his most accessible with the Tunnels moniker, as the track finds a happy home in haunting washed out vocals and dark 80's pop that would give Gary Numan the chills. We'd say it would make his hair stand up, but we imagine he's still rocking plenty-o-hairspray.
Tunnels' The Blackout is out August 16 on Thrill Jockey.