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Irish trio Adebisi Shank, already causing a stir in Europe with its wicked-precise guitar harmonizing and boundless energy, will release its new album, titled simply This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank, in North America on March 15 via Sargent House.
Its music isn’t easily categorized, but falls somewhere in the realm of a math-metal version of Battles. The fluctuations in tempo, volume, and overall intensity make each song a progressive exploration of texture and melody. Due in part to a sheer glut of instruments, one minute you’re listening to vicious shredding, and the next a blissed-out Peter Gabriel– / Animal Collective-style groove.
“On the first album, our mission was get in, tear it up, get out,” says Vin, the band’s bassist. “The whole thing is over in about 24 minutes, which is really cool, but this time we wanted to make something that you could really spend a bit of time with, get a bit lost in. This one’s 40 minutes, which might not sound a lot, but to us that is almost like a double album. It’s a big, glorious mess.”
The band is set to make its live debut in the US during the Sargent House showcase at SXSW.