Shadow Age – “Silaluk” (Stereogum Premiere)
Shadow Age hail from Virginia, but their breed of hollowed-out post-punk sounds like it could’ve emerged from the UK around the time Joy Division were on the up-and-up. This isn’t a comparison to the Manchester greats, but rather, a compliment to Shadow Age. The bands boast a lot of similar qualities, and Shadow Age will undoubtedly receive a fair number of comparisons (their name used to be “Colony,” after all), but there’s something distinctly contemporary about their historically informed gloom. “Silaluk” is the title track off of Shadow Age’s debut EP. Named after the Inuit word for “storm,” the song’s scattered drum-beat sounds torrential. Listen to the title track below.
Silaluk is out 5/19 via 6131 Records.