San Diego's Blessure Grave quickly follow up a tape on Night People with the Learn to Love the Rope 12" on Captured Tracks. Rounding up the dark and foreboding corners of new wave, the band don't exactly give off any sunny California vibes though the title should give a clear indication in that respect. Four originals and one pretty solid Shadow Ring cover that slip by almost too quickly. Dour but not sullen, the songs have a way of reveling in misery with out making the band seem on any sort of self-pity trip. This one chocks up yet another great release for the burgeoning Captured Tracks imprint, and aside from The Beets 12" (sorry kids I tried but just can't do it, live or on record), I'm digging pretty much the whole collection. Vive la tiny Brooklyn labels!
[MP3] Blessure Grave - Stop Breathing
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