PREORDER: M(h)aol - Attachment Styles [PEAK EDITION clear & red swirl vinyl] – New LP
PREORDER: SHIPPING DECEMBER 2023.
Released on black vinyl earlier this year in Ireland, M(h)aol's 2023 debut longplayer Attachment Styles will now be offered in the States by Merge Records, pressed on clear and red vinyl with added cut "Jack" (previously unreleased).
"Merge Records is happy to announce the signing of post-punk firebrands M(h)aol—namely, Constance Keane, Jamie Hyland, Zoë Greenway, and Sean Nolan. We’re celebrating the news by becoming the North American home of their 2023 full-length debut, Attachment Styles."The Merge Records reissue of Attachment Styles features the previously unreleased song “Jack,” which is both a staple of their mesmerizing live set and the first song M(h)aol wrote together as a band. “We wrote ‘Jack’ in a tiny room in a block of artist studios that definitely probably weren’t meant for music-making, so we’d have to go in at night time when everyone else was finished working,” Keane explains. “Having the first song you ever wrote being part of your live set every show, even eight years on, feels like quite a rare thing, so we’re really excited that ‘Jack’ is finally getting the release it deserves.”"Attachment Styles is an album about social connection, queerness, and healing, taking the listener on a journey through various stages of self-acceptance and community-building. M(h)aol captivated American audiences at a number of SXSW showcases. One of those showcases was headlined by Superchunk, which set the stage for their signing to Merge Records. Keep an eye out for more updates about M(h)aol."
“[Attachment Styles is] a series of fearless moments that centre on intersectional feminism and reclamation of power, underpinned by a soundtrack of clattering drums and jagged, dissonant guitars.”
“Like the best protest music, Attachment Styles champions a positivity sorely needed when confronting the darkest parts of human nature.”
“Attachment Styles rips up the rules on gender, queer joy, desire, performing femininity, biphobia, sexual abuse and everything in between.”
“M(h)aol’s ‘Therapy’ proves the band need to be on your radar ASAP."
"A rumbling cacophony of post-punk noise designed to dismantle the misconception that gender is binary. Irish feminist post-punk band M(h)aol (pronounced “male”) are currently based between Dublin, London and Bristol. Together, the band aim to rattle the male dominated post-punk scene with their urgent, gritty sounds."