Stream Laced Laced EP

Stream Laced Laced EP

As a band, Laced resemble an amalgamation of vantage points, built from different takes on punk. There’s frontman Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils, a jangly, chilled-out band that channels apathy and worldly discontent into breezy melodies and rippling guitar work. Drummer Ryan Naideau plays in Nude Beach and Warthog, two bands that seem diametrically at odds with each other — because Nude Beach write beer-guzzling, arms-in-the-air power pop, while Warthog are an aggressive hardcore band. Bassist Ian Judd runs the modest indie label Couple Skate Records. The combined work of the three comes together seamlessly on their self-titled debut EP, which edges between aggression and reserve, anxiety and ease. Each of the four tracks lends its own variation of guitar textures and tempo to create a solid collection of compact, sandy-sounding post-punk. Listen to the entirety of Laced, streaming below via Spin.

Laced is out 10/30 on Bayonet Records. Order it here.