Finnish noise rockers Throat who are set to release their highly anticipated second album, on August 31st via Svart Records have shared a 2nd track. ‘Born Old’ is described by vocalist/guitarist Jukka Mattila as,’ a deliberate effort to break some formulas we always fall into when writing music. To most people it might sound like the same drivel we always do and in spite of the fact that they’re probably right, we’re proud of our song. Lyrically, Born Old is about feeling bad in every which way possible. Feeling good is overrated anyway. Plus there’s a Coil reference in the lyrics, see if you can spot that!’
Throat’s sophomore album, Bareback, sees the band plunge headfirst into encounters with musical elements hardly even hinted at on their previous releases.
With a new and improved lineup, Throat spice up their version of ’90s-inspired noise rock with more melodic post-hardcore and indie rock ingredients yet show no fear in throwing influences from AOR all the way to harsh noise into the concoction. The result might not be easy on the ears, but who cares for easy listening when guitars that sound like broken glass are so much fun?
Dissonance and feedback may have been Throat‘s first loves – still apparent on Bareback, as well – but as time has passed, they have have sought to experiment, giving flings with dynamics, harmony, and even machines a chance. Dynamics and harmony have crept into the vocals, as well, albeit Throat‘s sordid themes of the unbright side of life often demand a more feral approach.
The release of Bareback coincides with Throat’s first U.S. tour in August, previously having toured in the UK, France, Belgium in addition to countless shows in Finland, sharing the bill with the likes of Brainbombs, Torche, Unsane and Big Business.
Bareback was recorded by Tom Brooke at Tonehaven Recording Studio. Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Converge, Cult of Luna) handled the mixing duties while Carl Saff (Big Business, Kowloon Walled City, Unsane) helmed the mastering.
The band’s U.S. tour starts this week but in the meantime, see & hear the recent video for “No Hard Shoulder” HERE at Svart‘s official YouTube channel.
U.S Tour dates w/ HAAN
August 17: SAINT VITUS BAR, Brooklyn
August 18: THE BARBARY, Philadelphia
August 19: THE OTTOBAR, Baltimore
August 20: THE EUCLID TAVERN, Cleveland
August 21: ART IN, Madison
August 22: HEXAGON BAR, Minneapolis/St Paul
August 23: BURLINGTON BAR, Chicago
August 24: CACTUS CLUB, Milwaukee
August 25: CELLARMEN’S, Detroit