TEARIST

Living 2009 - Present

(Thin Wrist - TWLR1) LP $15.00

(Thin Wrist - TWLR1) Used LP $10.00

Building on songs driven by intense vocals and synths, performances by Los Angeles underground duo Yasmine Kittles and William Strangeland are notorious for depth of physicality and directness. Their debut full-length album is a rough, raw document taken from audience recordings - multiple versions and performance tapes are spliced, mashed, layered, collapsed and collaged on this organically flowing album, at once a sideways introduction to Tearist’s devastating performances and a nod to semi-legendary live cassettes and bootlegs. Think of it as a sort of Sonic Death, 2 x 4, or Metallic K.O. for today, or maybe 23 Minutes Over Brussels via Los Angeles. This is immediate and unpolished live sound as a means to an intimate and transcendent experience.