Sweeping Promises
Hunger For A Way Out
Feel It Records
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2021
LP
24.99
FEELIT43LP / Includes Download Code
Incl. Risograph insert
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Tracklist
1Hunger for a Way Out 2:21
2Cross Me Out 3:09
3Blue 2:00
4Out Again 2:30
5Safe Now 3:37
6Falling Forward 2:28
7Upright 2:32
8Atelier 2:52
9An Appetite 2:28
10Trust 2:47

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 on "Hunger for a Way Out".

"A titanic debut album serving up basement grooves and raw post-punk spirit" -- NME
"They boil new-wave neuroticism down to a science--and they make it so much fun." -- Post-Trash