After five comfortable years beneath their damp, mossy rock, Virginia’s FORENSICS re-emerge to put forth their first widely-available studio release since 2004’s Things To Do When You Should Be Dead Anyway full length CD/LP.
While various 7”s, micro-limited CD’s, and other detritus documented a lengthy period of experimental sonic exploration and recording techniques since the full length, You Don’t Have To Win, But You Have To Fight captures the band in full-stacked glory once again. Harnessing the heaviness and left-hand dexterity of Things…, the newest EP finds FORENSICS now incorporating sheets of tectonic, shoe-gazing tremolo atop far more traditional song structures than previous output, anthemic vocal harmonies, and huge choruses.
Tracked by John Morand (LABRADFORD, SPARKLEHORSE, STRIKE ANYWHERE), mixed by John Congleton (BLACK MOUNTAIN, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY), and mastered by Nick Zampiello (ISIS, CAVE IN, DOOMRIDERS, CONVERGE), You Don’t Have To Win, But You Have To Fight paints a vivid rendering of a band getting back on the horse and appreciating the whole thing now more than ever.
CD issued January 12, 2010
10″ issued January 12, 2010
10″ pressing info:
1st pressing = 75 test presses, 300 red vinyl, 900 black vinyl
Box set (10″, CD, shirt, sticker, screened box) = 100 made (sold out)