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Primitive Weapons - The Shadow GalleryOnward and upward for Brooklyn’s Primitive Weapons! Last we checked in with the band we were premiering a song from their debut 7″ on Shinebox Recordings. That was only a year ago, but since then they’ve signed with fancy-pants new label Prosthetic Records and announced a new full-length album, The Shadow Gallery, out March 13th.

Pitchfork premiered our first taste of new music from The Shadow Gallery yesterday in the form of a crushing track called “Quitters Anthem,” and — WHOA. I already thought Primitive Weapons were a good band — we did agree to premiere a track of theirs, after all — but if “Quitters Anthem” is any indication, The Shadow Gallery is going to completely knock the 7″ out of the park. The song is powerful, big, instantly headbangable and, yes, even anthemic; Primitive Weapons have somehow found their own singular voice in a post-Mastodonian minefield littered with carcasses of bands that have tried and failed to capture the energy of the latter’s early recordings. I say this having just listened to one song, of course, but I just listened to it three times in a row and could easily go another three times without tiring.

In other words: it’s sweet. Listen here.


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