“When punk stares into the abyss, this is what stares back.” – Pitchfork
New York’s RASPBERRY BULBS (featuring members of BONE AWL and RORSCHACH) share the opening track “Spitting From On High” off their forthcoming new album Before the Age of Mirrors. Listen to “Spitting From On High” & read an exclusive interview on Cvlt Nation AT THIS LOCATION or listen on Youtube (see link below).
Before the Age of Mirrors is due out February 21, 2020 on CD/LP/CS/Digital. Cassette edition covers are handmade, stamped, and signed by band founder M. Del Rio. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE.
Listen to the previously released song “Ultra Vires” on YouTube HERE & “Doggerel” HERE.
Forever defying the conventions of underground music, RASPBERRY BULBS continue to push the envelope via their subversive take on occult Punk and Black Metal. Through maniacal lyricism, raw guitar snarls channeled through gritty, 4 track recordings, and a wall of distortion, RASPBERRY BULBS suffocate the listener every step of the way.
RASPBERRY BULBS emphasize the volatile, confrontational attitudes of Punk with the discordant sounds of Lo-Fi Black Metal and inspirational fever dreams found only in Weird Fiction. In the band’s own words, “Equal parts paranoia, anger, and insane humor to satisfy the most cynical minds, Before the Age of Mirrors was crafted for the times where we desperately look for a way forward and we seem, at this dazzling stage, almost prepared to step through the mirror.”
“Their music is claustrophobic, murky, and nightmarish, but also propulsive, structured, and lean. They incorporate pop hooks and Factory-style rhythms into a tinny necro sound, and for some reason, it’s even more menacing than its component influences.” – Stereogum
“Raspberry Bulbs challenge you to define them. They claim to identify with lo-fi atmospheric music, be it black metal or raw punk, but don’t want to be burdened by the expectations that come with having to adhere to confines of genre lines. Raspberry Bulbs take the sounds you expect to hear, and throw them into the fire and piss on them.” – Cvlt Nation
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