POPULATION- White Crosses 7"

$ 4.00

Emerging as a new direction from key members of Chicago's Pilsen hardcore scene, comes the starkly contrasted Population, seeping out of the darkness with a pummeling morosity, frantic Factory Records hooks, and the grim misery of drowning while dreaming. What comes out is an impeccable specimen of jarring post punk force, met with melodic flourishes and kept in time with a furious rhythm pulling you deeper into their irresistible web. Just as how Christian Death uniquely emerged from shards of the California hardcore community over 30 years ago, this tightly-wound unit delves deep into the early 80s underworld, artfully intertwining tenebrous synth lines with desolate bass runs to form a monolithic, impenetrable coldness that always hits the spot, even in the dead of winter.

Recommended for fans of Joy Division, Grauzone, early Human League, Bauhaus, The Cure, Christian Death, Crisis