Illinois post-hardcore/screamo band Frail Body is a band that delivers both unhinged violence and emotional catharsis in equal measure. Their latest single, “Your Death Makes Me Wish Heaven Was Real”, is powerful and unhinged and is a moving song of mourning and remembrance. The band has premiered a music video for the track, shot and edited by Dave Cullen with the concept and story by Lowell Shaffer – and needless to say, fans of Birds In Row and Loma Prieta will want to pick this one up ASAP.
Combining a four-song recording session with their rightfully hailed At Peace session into one ferocious collection of tracks, A Brief Memorium finds Frail Body in the midst of an indisputable fever pitch. Exploring topical themes like about nihilism, death, anxiety, and existentialism through emotionally and sonically threshing songs, the album is equal parts ground-shaking and heartbreaking.
A Brief Memoriam is an piquant introduction to Frail Body, with this kinetic and cathartic 7-song LP is a necessary addition to any collection. Album opener “Pastel” erupts with unhinged emotion driven by discordant guitars and hyper-speed drumming. “Aperture” then explores concepts of identity and growth amid a tangle of beautiful musical debris, while “Tradition In Verses” defies categorization and description.
A Brief Memoriam will be released via Deathwish Inc. on November 1. Catch Frail Body on the road in support of the album — dates are listed below.
Frail Body — On Tour:
October 25 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
October 26 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ House Show
October 27 – Detroit, MI @ The Trumbullplex
October 29 – Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop
October 30 – Columbia, MO @ PDM
October 31 – Rockford, IL @ Culture Shock Records
A Brief Memoriam — Track Listing:
2. Your Death Makes Me Wish Heaven Was Real
4. Traditions in Verses
5. Cold New Home
6. At Peace
7. Old Friends