It feels like forever ago that we were lavishing praise on Broken Water's debut album Whet but in between that release and their sophomore follow-up the band has been nothing if not busy. Three EPs and a smattering of singles fill that gap nicely and now the Olympia group returns to with a force on Tempest. Fleshing out their dirt patched experimental rock to a full tilt smasher of a record that's soaked in the influences of their Northwest roots along with a healthy dose of Sonic Youth reverence. The band may have an eye on the past but they mash those 90's obsessions nicely into a cutthroat record that feels like just what the world needed right about now; disenchanted, turbulent and dissonant to the core. Sometimes "nice" records just don't cut it and Broken Water knows that sometimes you need to chew gravel to spit blood. This is one for the damaged.
[MP3] Broken Water - Underground
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