To grab your attention for their upcoming album ONLY LOVE, Detroit hardcore militia the Armed filmed Tommy Wiseau reacting to their single “Role Models.” The music itself is plenty attention-grabbing, though.
Like Deafheaven, this band plays blisteringly loud and violent music with an art-school touch. And in the case of shoegazy new single “Luxury Themes,” the phrase “like Deafheaven” applies extra. This is definitely its own thing, though, with ballistic industrial production and — is that a marching band I hear?
On Twitter, the Armed call “Luxury Themes” “THE PRETTIEST SONG WE’VE EVER MADE.” The song sacrifices only a small fraction of its ferocity in pursuit of that beauty. Get in the pit below.