photo by Scott Evans
Watch EX EVERYTHING’s “Detonation In The Public Sphere” video HERE.
Oakland, California-based post-hardcore quartet EX EVERYTHING – formed by current and former members of Kowloon Walled City, Early Graves, Mercy Ties, Blowupnihilist, Less Art, and more – presents a video for “Detonation In The Public Sphere,” premiered today at Decibel Magazine. The song is the second single from the band’s Slow Change Will Pull Us Apart debut album, nearing release on Neurot Recordings.
The result of pent-up rage and even terror, EX EVERYTHING’s Slow Change Will Pull Us Apart showcases the band’s fusion of Dischord-influenced math rock and noisecore; a nuanced rage that refuses to accommodate the passive listener. Jon Howell’s percussive, angular playing is as impressive as it is baffling, with malformed chords and abstract melodies that still burrow effortlessly into your brain. Dan Sneddon’s drumming is a stampede of frenetic time signatures, deceptively understated patterns and anthemic bashing, while Ben Thorne’s bass roils underneath like a ship’s hull scraping the ocean floor. The band’s true skill, though, lies in how their instruments interlock, the structuring of movements that grow songs from rotted dirges to triumphant war cries, rhythmic tension building until a riff explodes it into something unexpected and completely satisfying. Vocalist Andre Sanabria screams like he’s trying to tear the songs apart, though he manages to find moments of almost Zen-like contemplation. It’s a deft and mesmerizing performance.
Slow Change Will Pull Us Apart was recorded with Scott Evans over four days in February 2022 at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, with overdubs completed at Antisleep Audio through early 2023. The record was mixed by Evans, mastered by Amar Lal, and completed with artwork by Demian Johnson (Great Falls).
The new video for EX EVERYTHING’s “Detonation In The Public Sphere” was directed by Ryan Castaneda with additional filming and DIT by Katie Grubb, gaffer Tehan Davis, editor/colorist Wendy Leuthold, and editor/producer Andre Sanabria.
The band offers, “We selected ‘Detonation In The Public Sphere’ as our second single off Slow Change Will Pull Us Apart because it's a fucking banger. Clocking in at ninety-three seconds, the song is a 203bpm sprint from start to finish. The video shoot was a grind for the band (thirty-five full song takes!), but we felt very confident with Bay Area cinematographer Ryan Castaneda behind the camera. With all that great footage, Wendy Leuthold and Andre Sanabria’s edit highlights the band’s explosiveness both live and on the record.
“‘Detonation In The Public Sphere’ is written from the perspective of a person who has recognized their place in the machine of capitalist imperialism and the actions needed to change conditions for the better of humanity. We hope this song will move listeners to think about their place in that machine and then hit repeat to play it again.”
Tune in and see EX EVERYTHING’s “Detonation In The Public Sphere” video first at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Neurot Recordings will release Slow Change Will Pull Us Apart November 10th on Black And Red Marble LP, CD, and digital platforms. Find preorders and presaves where lead single “The Reduction Of Human Life To An Economic Unit” is playing HERE.
Directly in conjunction with the release of the new LP, EX EVERYTHING will play four shows in the Pacific Northwest beginning with a record release show in Albany on November 9th, followed by shows in Portland on the 10th, Seattle on the 11th, and Tacoma on the 12th. See the confirmed dates below and watch for additional live excursions to be posted as Slow Change Will Pull Us Apart draws near.
EX EVERYTHING Live:
11/09/2023 The Ivy Room – Albany, CA *record release show
11/10/2023 Kenton Club – Portland, OR
11/11/2023 Southgate Roller Rink – Seattle, WA
11/12/2023 New Frontier Lounge – Tacoma, WA
Watch for additional audio previews and more to post ahead of the album’s release.