The advance tracks from Chastity Belt’s I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, have all been stunners. “Different Now,” “Caught In A Lie,” and “5am” suggested that the Walla Walla, Washington quartet had come up with something special for LP3, and the rest of the album only affirms that sense of stirring progression. This is deep soul-searching presented in dense, knotty guitar tapestries with a glimmering sheen — like Real Estate’s attempt at a Sonic Youth album, or a post-punk band writing pop songs after downing sleeping pills. You really ought to check it out; fortunately, as of today, you can, via NPR. Stream I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone in full below.
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