Survival Knife – “Fell Runner”

In 2001 the Olympia, WA band Unwound released their swan song, the post-hardcore, post-rock — fuck it, post-everything — double disc monolith Leaves Turn Inside You, still one of the strongest notes a band has gone out on in the last 20 or so years. (You can read more about it in our Backtrack feature from last year.) In 2012, 10 years after that breakup, lead singer Justin Trosper and drummer Brandt Sandeno quietly formed the quartet Survival Knife and began playing some shows. Now the band has finally announced their debut album, Loose Power, for a release on Isaac Brock’s label Glacial Pace, and shared the first single “Fell Runner.” It’s a far more direct rock song than where Trosper and Sandeno’s previous band left off, but it carries the same complexity of the past as it builds in rushing intensity. Listen below.

Loose Power is out 4/29 via Glacial Pace.