The brainchild of Polish musician Tobiasz Biliński, Coldair delves deep into the coldwave sounds of early-‘80s France, with murky, gothic arrangements interweaving with harsh, propulsive dance/synth arrangements. His new album The Provider was produced by Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) and comes out in North America on 15 January (distributed by Sub Pop) and you can hear the murky yet intoxicating new track “Denounce” below.
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We’re not exactly sure why a band would want to name itself after a bacterial infection of the urethra, but hey, good band names are scarce these days. And besides, Gothenburg, Sweden foursome Honeymoon Disease play heavy rock that’s not only ferocious in a Sir Lord Baltimore-meets-MC5 way, but is awfully, erm, infectious to boot.
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