catalogue

BLIS.

NO ONE LOVES YOU (SARGENT HOUSE)

BLIS. - NO ONE LOVES YOU 118101
format:
1 LPD
release:
22.12.2017
label:
SARGENT HOUSE
item ID:
118101
barcode:
0634457786318
Single LP w/ lyric insert + download card "guitars clash, fire and sting like faulty synapses and frayed nerve endings.it's potent stuff" - Pitchfork // "Even though Blis is pretty young, the Atlanta four-piece is already drawing comparisons to some of indie rock's biggest names.

Though it's quick to namecheck Weatherbox and American Football, the band has had other heavy-hitters like Modest Mouse and Silversun Pickups lobbed at it as well." AV Club.

Debut albums are rarely fully-formed. They're ground zero for artists to experiment, breathing room to allow musicians to form identities within their project.

Atlanta, GA's Blis. debut LP, No One Loves You, avoids the trope: it's an album of a band that's lived a lot of life, exploring sonic realms that on the surface, should not go together, but manage to find cohesion.

The record mosaics their influences-the intricate rock riffs of American Football, Pedro the Lion's midtempo balladry gone awry with crucial aggression, indie rock sensibility that has mainstream press publications referencing Modest Mouse and Silversun Pickups.

It was their 2015 Starting Fires in My Parents House EP that inspired Sargent House Records to sign them.

The band officially started recording under the Blis. name a few years ago, but frontman/primary songwriter Aaron Gossett has been pursuing the project for much longer.

"It's pretty much the first musical endeavor I did after high school," he recounts. The quartet-drummer Jimi Ingman, bassist Luke Jones, guitarist Josiah Smith and Gossett-have found a system that works, though the process was arduous.

In the two years since their last EP, they're at home with their lineup, they've spent an impossible amount of time on the road (including a two month U.S.

tour with now label mates And So I Watch You From Afar). No One Loves You is a record of complex musicianship and even more complicated emotional development-despondent songs that criticize the negative forces in Gossett's life while never feeling particularly hopeless.

Almost every track mentions God or religion. He explains. "If you get to the core of a lot of religions, they're kind of awful: really disgusting homophobic, misogynistic shit." It's harsh, but near the heart of Blis.

There's loving sentiment beneath the percussion, beneath the moments of riotous riffing and explosive texture.

Even the title of the record itself reflects the duality of Gossett's interpretation. "Lost Boy" is a love letter to his partner and a criticism of blind belief.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DUMB
  • 1.2. STALE SMOKE
  • 1.3. TAKE ME HOME
  • 1.4. SERVANT
  • 1.5. OLD MAN
  • 1.6. LOST BOY
  • 1.7. UGLY
  • 1.8. HOME
  • 1.9. CHRISTIAN GIRLS
  • 1.10. PATHETIC
  • 1.11. BROKEN
  • 1.12. INSTANT LOVER