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New Local Releases: CHOIR's YOU DO IT FOR YOURSELF 

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CHOIR
YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF
Well Gov Records
choirpittsburgh.bandcamp.com

CHOIR is one of those bands that juggles the catchy and the caustic. Do you bob around to YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF album-opener “Needs,” or do you thrash your body while laying on the floor and screaming into the void? You can’t go wrong either way, as the closing feedback of “Needs” seamlessly gives way to the tantalizing riffs of “Eyelids.” 

The instrumental cave provides space for the vocals to bounce around in and echo, so it’s hard to make out the lyrics. But with such intensity in timbre and strain, it’s not like you need to know what’s being said, so much as you need to give your body over to the headbang. 

Other highlights of the release include the bass tone on “Blood Vibe,” the sinister riffs of “Pep Rally,” the entirety of “Eat Your Heart Out” and the cacophonous, multi-movement “Sissy,” and the gnarly aggression of “Swallowing Water.”

For Fans Of: tinnitus, noise rock with direction, the smell of gasoline


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