COLD PUMAS - "Persistent Malaise" WAAT050
Cold Pumas hail from Brighton, land of windswept piers, and have been abiding by the three Rs since their inception: Repetition, Repetition, Repetition. Yet their début long-player, Persistent Malaise is the result of an internal aeon of transient rebirths. Released on the 5th November as a triumvirate split between Faux Discx, Gringo Records and Italian Beach Babes, the album is both a metronomic cathedral of married noise and a funnel of kraut-tinged catharsis. It arrives preceded by a wave of 7”s that have captured the taught and at times nascent evolution of this trio of fraternal pedants.
As opined by the album's name, the sonic unease is at times betrayed deliberately by its rhythmic crux. Indeed, several juxtapositions lie between the persistence of those invigorating textural showers, the locked cadences of the songs and the underpinning of lyrics retelling the ubiquitous dread of a relationship’s decline. It feels at times like being the lone watcher of a party slowly decaying around oblivious guests.
This is a joint release between Gringo and the excellent Faux Discx and Italian Beach Babes labels. The second vinyl pressing is on white vinyl and comes with digital download.
LP - 1st pressing 500 copies - 180g black vinyl, reverse-board printed sleeve with spine and printed inner-sleeve.
LP - 2nd pressing - 300 copies - 180g white vinyl, reverse-board printed sleeve with spine and printed inner-sleeve.
CD - Reverse-board printed, gatefold digifile packaging.
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