For their debut album on File Under: Music, NEEDS decided to step back from the chaos that has always fueled their live shows and purposefully craft a record that inspires you to never stop listening. The resulting record, mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering (Viet Cong, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear), is a presentation of cohesive chaos; the bass and drums set you in your place while the guitars have an angular chat around you. When Orr's emotionally charged call to arms, apathy or caring come in it's the tie that binds. Together they take the listener on a 10-song journey through suburban doldrums, urban renewal, the idiocy of punk music, a smoke break, decay and despair. "But there's a cleanliness to the destruction," Orr says. Indeed the concluding lyrics provide a practical reason for it - "Give up. So we can begin." It certainly seems to have worked for NEEDS on their debut LP. NEEDS will be on tour throughout North America in 2015 and will release their self-titled album in May.
Walk, Cycle, or Take Transit Like Jehu
The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo
Clowns to the Left of Me, Dzhokars to the Right
Nag Champion/Smoke Break
We Forgot the Records to Our Record Release Show
The Accursed Share
We Don't Know Why We Are Protesting Is Why We Are Protesting
Did you Just Call Me Lord Fuckhead?
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