For fans of: Wild Nothing, Tamaryn, Wildhoney, Pity Sex
It's not uncommon for those with roots in the hardcore music scene to grow a bit older and start to stretch their figurative musical wings a bit. The creative forces behind Nothing, Cold Cave, Sleigh Bells, and a litany of others all cut their teeth playing in various hardcore bands, honing their skills and, by most accounts, bringing some hard-earned lessons about songwriting that cuts to the chase. Florida's Planet Loser may soon be another of the notable acts among that list, with the release of their debut, self-titled EP via 6131 Records.
Started as the project of Ethan Murphy, formerly of metallic hardcore unit Blistered, and his long-time partner Amber Lewis, Planet Loser offered an opportunity for the couple to explore a broader musical palette than Murphy's previous efforts and collaborate together for the first time. The resulting EP, recorded entirely by Murphy and Lewis, showcases just how strong the pair's songwriting prowess can be. Each of the five songs feels immediately familiar without being cliché, influenced by classic '80s elements, yet undeniably catchy in a way that comes almost as second nature to those with a punk / hardcore background.
released July 25, 2018
Recorded by Planet Loser
Mastered by Carl Saff / Saff Mastering
Design by SPR / The New Language