BRUTUS VIII

BEYOND (DANGER COLLECTIVE RECORDS)

BRUTUS VIII - BEYOND 150413
Format:
1 LP
Release:
18.02.2022
Label:
DANGER COLLECTIVE RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
150413
Barcode:
0673681141166
Brutus VIII is Jackson Katz's (Slow Hollows, Current Joys) rejection of his soft indie-rock band roots into no wave experimentation.

Brutus VIII was started in 2013 as a solo project and after a few iterations has remained, for the most part, solo.

With jarring and oftentimes abrasive live performances, Katz forces audiences to confront the expectations of a performer.

The project is an exploration into the hyper masculine ideal, painting a picture of how ridiculous machismo-ism is.

With nihilistic lyrical overtones, Brutus VIII personifies fear being the root of anger.

In its most distilled form, Brutus VIII is a reflection of how society both stokes the flames of angry chauvinism and uses escapism to stave off the feelings of being trapped in a cycle of helplessness.

The creation of Katz's album Beyond evokes the music of Oingo Boingo, Roxy Music, Prefab Sprout, and MGMT with a sense of wry wit and self-seriousness.

Mixed and produced by Nicholas Noneman and Mastered by Ruben Radlaur (Model/Actriz), the album is loosely based on the phases of life and wrestles with themes of loneliness and exclusion, measuring one's self-worth, and being in love but restless.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. ADOLESCENCE (BADLANDS)
  • 1.2. ASTHMA OF THE ODIOUS SON
  • 1.3. LEAVE YOUR HOMETOWN
  • 1.4. DARK LORD
  • 1.5. ANGER
  • 1.6. GLASSY EYES
  • 1.7. LOGGING ON
  • 1.8. MIDLIFE (CASIO LVL-UP)
  • 1.9. RE
  • 1.10. ASH WEDNESDAY
  • 1.11. DEATH (BEYOND)