The debut full length from Seattle's Advertisement plunges deep into the recesses of dark comedy, crystalizing images of a cartoonish surveillance state into spun-out pop fragments, painting apartment bound, incense-soaked queens in sprawling drags of looping distortion, commemorating flaming horses with hard-ons in Laurel Canyon inflected melodies. Stripped of any pretense of rock n' roll escapism, this LP oscillates between wry cynicism and giddy, almost cruel optimism, channeling an unconventional set of influences ranging from the emotive, drunk rabble of Karen Dalton and the sprawling, staggered sway of Television to the more molly-burnt sides of Royal Trux and the Happy Mondays. This is uncalculated, life-affirming music, a laughing chorus pointed at art's tendency towards nihilism. Self-released by the band and distributed in partnership with Patchwork Fantasy out of Chicago, first pressing of 500. Each 12" comes with a foldout, risographed 24"x36" poster, designed by guitarist Ryan Mangione.
"As a band of all white people, we recognize that all relevant American music, art, and culture are based directly upon the unacknowledged genius and work of Black people. As such, we will redirect 100% of the money made off record sales to the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network. We are committed to doing the life-long work of decentering our financial success and, instead, using our profile and social capital to center the material well-being of Black people in our community. Specifically, we are committed to supporting Black and Indigenous Trans and Two-Spirit people, who deserve not only a life without violence, but also a life full of endless opportunity and free of burden. None of these ideas are our own - they all stem from the work of living Black women including, but not limited to, Miriame Kaba, Ruth Wilson Gilmoore, Adrienne Maree Brown, and Saidiya Hartman, who we thank for their work and knowledge." - Advertisement
** note special pricing due to corner damage