1971 '1971' (EP stream)

1971 '1971' (EP stream)
Hailing from Kenora, ON, and currently based in Winnipeg, 1971 may be named after the past, but the band are looking forward to the near future, when their latest self-titled EP is set to arrive.
 
On the new offering, the hardcore outfit enlisted producer J. Riley Hill to capture their ferocious raw energy to tape. Whether the four-piece are incorporating slow and sludgy beats, or showing off their more melodic side with fast-paced rock'n'roll, 1971 remain dedicated to honouring the punk ethos they've grown up with: committing to "absolute freedom of expression."
 
They do just that across the three-song set of "Swimming in Circles," "Love" and "Waiting on Standby," and you can hear it for yourself right now. To get your hands on a physical cassette copy, catch 1971 at their EP release show on April 20 at Winnipeg's Sad Boys Club.
 
But before the new, 1971 EP arrives on April 20 through Blind Eye Records, give it an early listen in its entirety below.