Subordination (Sacred Bones)

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Subordination unleashes anarcho punk for Lone Star millennials. Despite the group's move from Austin to NYC, Institute imprints a distinctly Texas brand of anti-establishment on "Good Ol' Boys" and "Oil Money." The latter punches Bevo in the face as gravel shoveler Moses Brown chants, "All your maroon shows and your burnt orange skies/ Texas pride, your football schools/ Oil money for the few." Recorded with help from Brooklyn rock veteran Ben Greenberg, the nine-track sophomore disc harnesses a more refined noise than previously. Shredder Arak Avakian goes all-out, accented by experimental industrial sounds broken up by moments of relative silence. Brown perfects a hoarse, boyish presentation, reading as surprisingly gentle while still effectively P U N K.


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