Sweeping Promises – Hunger For a Way Out - New LP
Post punk with that poking and provoking angular sound, showing some elements from likely mid-70s influences such as the Talking Heads, The Shirts, Television, Blondie, and maybe even Curved Air, or maybe influenced by the bands influenced by those bands, and in the end, offering lots of different takes on their already developed signature sound, capturing your attention from the first few seconds, sounding like it will please the shit out of many listeners. -- winch
"Straight from the depths of an unused Boston-area concrete laboratory comes the debut of Sweeping Promises. Written and recorded with a patented "single mic technique" just before quarantine, "Hunger for a Way Out", is a post-punk leaning gem of unpolished DIY sound. The title track kicks things off in absolutely classic fashion, full of spirited hooks that echo the early Rough Trade sound. Angular guitars and sharp synth notes float atop a raw rhythm section, while Lira Mondal's effervescent vocals truly define Sweeping Promises' sound. There's something simple yet otherworldly about these tracks - you have the DIY prowess of Kleenex/LiLiPUT and Girls at Our Best!, a brooding new wave-y minimal synth sound woven in, and an undeniable pop-leaning appeal captured in vibrant monaural glory. It's hard to mistake these ten tracks of naturally urgent and driving post-punk for anything other than sheer brilliance. Sweeping Promises deliver in spades."
Packaged in a full color jacket with risograph lyric insert designed by D.H. Strother.
Written, recorded, & mastered by Lira and Caufield except "Falling Forward," ft. Spenser Gralla on drums.
recorded Fall '19-Spring '20.
Artwork by D.H. Strother.