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Uniform & The Body To Release Collaborative Record, Release Single “Penance”

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The collaboration between Uniform and The Body seems like an inevitable one, as they proved back in 2018 with the release of their first collaborative record, Mental Wounds Not Healing. The album brought us a heaping, steaming pile of chaos that seamlessly blended industrial, power electronics, elements of dub, and various genres to viciously serenade our ears.

This dynamic duo is back again to release a new collaborative record entitled Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back. We’ve been given a taste of what the record will sound like through the release of the album’s lead track, “Penance,” about which Uniform’s Michael Berdan explains:

“[The song] has to do with an ongoing attempt to hold oneself to a higher standard than you did yesterday. Human beings are bound to mess up as often as not, which can lead to either teachable experiences or nihilistic resign. I grew up surrounded by religious types who could act like monsters six days of the week as long as they were willing to say ‘sorry’ to some priest and pray a rosary on the seventh. Continuing in malicious behavior and demanding arbitrary absolution is a garbage way to live. However, if we take account of where we’ve done harm to others and ourselves and endeavor to learn and not repeat these actions, then maybe we can grow into empathetic and loving people.”

Although there are similarities in sounds between “Penance” and previous record, the new track leads with industrial-influenced synths, saccharine pop, squalls of harsh noise, and hard-rock inspired riffs that fuse together into an effortless sound. Yes, as my ears bleed, I can confirm this stuff is good indeed.

The collaborative album will be released on August 16 and can be pre-ordered here. Stream “Penance” below.

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