Blank Square Shape a Real ‘Charmer’
Blank Square are here to spread the gospel that sax-punk ain't dead. The San Francisco-based quartet specializes in a skronky racket (ska for pyschopaths, perhaps) that channels the spirit of post-punk legends like James Chance and the Contortions, the Fall and company; for all its artiness, their music packs a fuzzy wallop, making them a great fit for Castle Face, the psych-rock label founded by Thee Oh Sees bandleader John Dwyer. They've got something for everyone, provided you've got an open — and twisted — mind.
On February 24, Blank Square will release their debut album, Animal I. Ahead of its release later this month, CLRVYNT is proud to introduce "Charmer," the album's cavernous ninth track. It's less a song than a journey; the band spend its first half battling against a reverb-laden undertow, eventually emerging victorious, with guitars held aloft. Give it a spin below.
Blank Square's Animal I LP will be released on February 24 via Castle Face. Pre-order it here.