Stream INVSN's Fierce Post-Punk Debut, From Refused's Dennis Lyxzen

The (International) Noise Conspiracy singer enlists ace Swedes on new album

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INVSN features Refused's Dennis Lyxzén (center)
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Post-hardcore buffs beware: Refused's firecracker of a frontman Dennis Lyxzén has returned. Though the sneering/spitting/shouting spirit certainly informs the work of his new-ish band INVSN, these Swedes snatch their style from the post-punk age, unfurling darkwave furies, industrial pop, and shadowy rock over a 10-song English-language debut. All of INVSN is streaming below, and it finds the group in top form.

They'd released a pair of LPs under the name Invasionen in their native country, but here, this Umeå-based wrecking crew aims to expand. To that end, they tightened their lineup — Andre Sandström of thrash band DS-13, Sara Almgren of Lyxzén's the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Lykke Li collaborator Anders Stenberg, and Richard Österman — and hit the studio with mixing assisttance from Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, PiL, Nick Cave, Kate Bush) and Jacob Hansen (Volbeat).

The results are below, ranging from the Soft Moon-checking atmospherics of "Down in the Shadows" to the Joy Division-like high-low dichotomy of "Inheritance." INVSN is out September 24 on Razor & Tie. Various pre-order bundles can be purchased now.

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INVSN, INVSN track list:

1. "#61"
2. "Down in the Shadows"
3. "The Promise"
4. "God Has Left Us Stranded"
5. "Vasterbotten"
6. "Our Blood"
7. "Interitance"
8. "It’s All Coming Back"
9. "Distorted Heartbeat"
10. "Hate"

INVSN tour dates:

October 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
October 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
October 12 - St Louis, MO @ Plush
October 13 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
October 14 - Dekalb, IL @ Otto's
October 15 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 16 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
October 17 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
October 18 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic
October 19 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
October 20 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
October 23 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's
October 24 - Boston, MA @ Royale
October 25 - New York, NY @ Best Buy
October 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
October 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage Live
October 28 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
October 29 - Richmond, VA @ The National
October 30 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
November 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
November 2 - Orlando, FL @ Beachum Theater
November 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

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