I’ve been waiting patiently for this. After listening to State Faults‘ debut record Desolate Peaks, I knew these guys were more than just a clone of Pianos Become the Teeth – and that’s not a knock to either band. The unveiling of pre-orders for SF’s new LP Resonate/Desperate ushered alongside it a brand new track from the Cali-based post-hardcore outfit. To be totally honest, this song has made me even more anxious to hear this record.
“Meteor” keeps many of the characteristics of State Faults’ sound intact – the wavering guitar lines, bombastic percussion and brash vocals – while tuning towards something much leaner and meaner in the process. My biggest gripe about Peaks was the vocals, and to say they’ve improved would be an understatement. Ripping with confidence, this track pushes and pulls with fervor and a swaying instinct that keeps the band’s heart and soul intact while moving towards something a bit less mysterious and deliberate in the process. It’s a strong step for the band as they move for tighter production and hopefully an increase in listeners akin to the quality of this track to anyone already in tune to Pianos or even bands like Defeater or Touche Amore.
You can listen to “Meteor” for yourself over at the No Sleep Records Bandcamp page.