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New Orleans no-wave punks Special Interest return with »Endure«, their third album. The new songs recall the art rock of Sparks and The B-52s as much as politically-minded punk. The LP was self-produced and recorded at HighTower in New Orleans with engineering by James Whitten, mixed by Collin Dupuis (Angel Olsen, Yves Tumor, Lana Del Rey) and mastered by Matt Colton in London at Metropolis.
Their music is a soundtrack to dancing the pain away as much as raging against the machine. Brought together by New Orleans’ inventive DIY scene, Special Interest finds a new way of defining the rock band, a true collective unit rather than the dictated vision of a single member. Their sound is ever-fluid and continues to evolve — Special Interest actually began as the duo of Alli Logout and Maria Elena with guitar, drum machine, and a power drill, before Nathan Cassiani and Ruth Mascelli filled out its current line-up.