EULA – “Noose” (Stereogum Premiere)

EULA is unhinged, rabid, and utterly charming. After building up a following over the past few years on the strength of their debut and a series of singles — including one for the presciently strong Godmode Records — the Brooklyn-band feels like they’re ready to break loose. Their forthcoming sophomore album, Wool Sucking, is a menacing and powerful post-punk tour de force. Recorded with producer Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth) at his studio in Brooklyn, the whole thing sounds remarkably off-kilter and unfettered. The album oozes open with “Noose,” a raw cry out into the murky black. The sense of tension is palpable: drums jut out like barbed wire, guitars prick incisively. At its center, EULA has Alyse Lamb, a charismatic lead vocalist who comes across as both authoritative and absolutely terrified. On “Noose,” she sounds like she’s been thrown on trial in some medieval cavernous cathedral, doused in holy water and blood, begging pews of faceless jurors to save her from whatever hell awaits. The atmosphere of the track is suffocating and unsettling, but it also feels like a place you’ll want to revisit again and again, even if it’s only because on some level you like the pain. Listen below.

01 “Noose”
02 “I Collapse”
03 “Little Hearts”
04 “Orderly”
05 “The Destroyer”
06 “Like No Other”
07 “Your Beat”
08 “Aplomb”
09 “Meadows”
10 “Monument”

Tour Dates:
01/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
03/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
03/06 New Haven, CT @ Emerge Festival

Wool Sucking is out 3/3 via Famous Swords/Mirror Universe.

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