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EXCLUSIVE // Stream the new album from Static Masks

fter a couple of years on the scene, New Orleans quartet Static Masks will evolve to a higher form of Pokemon as they release their debut album this Friday. Late Bloomer wanders gracefully between the boundaries of math rock, shoegaze, indie and emo revival. It's eight tracks are punchy but unhinged, coherent but just a little askew to keep things unpredictable. We're loving it here in FB-land so this week we're bringing it to you a little earlier.


It’s hard not to talk about Lynx without immediately bringing up Dave Konopka, who played guitar in the band before going on to play in one of the most important bands of the last decade regardless of genre in Battles, but got his start crafting a unique sound with Lynx in the late 90’s that laid seminal influence for the kind of sounds math rock was evolving into.