Published Mar 08, 2013Baptists vocalist Andrew Drury is just about to head down to Austin to play SXSW to support his crusty crew's recent Bushcraft album, but the dude just unveiled an even newer LP from his other oppressive outfit, Depressing. Their second shit-stomping set, Life Just Gets Worse, is available online now, ahead of a physical release.
The album was recorded over five days at Vancouver's Rain City Recorders with Stu McKillop, and Drury, who sings and plays guitar in Depressing, noted the act have switched up styles since their 2011 self-titled debut.
"We've definitely changed our sound since our last recording. It wasn't even intentional," he tells Exclaim! "We just slowed down somehow. Pretty sure it had a lot to do with our drummer Ryan breaking edge and commencing his journey with the wizard."
Despite the album's sad-sack title, not to mention choked-out lines like "I'm sick of everything" on album track "Barrier Youth," the new recording still has plenty of figuratively bright spots. See for yourself by sampling the Christ-questioning doom groove of opener "Cross Doubt," the grunge-dusted "Time Alone" or the spacious feedback passages of "Neglect" in the player down below.
Life Just Gets Worse is available now on a name-you-price basis over on Bandcamp, but the band self-releases the set on "mixed-coloured, recycled" 12-inch vinyl later this year. A record release show is in the works for May.