Edmonton post-punk unit Cygnets are set to drop their latest LP Alone/Together next week, but Exclaim! is giving you an advanced listen to the record in its entirety right now.
The new songs hear the three-piece unleashing a flurry of guitars and synths to supply a soundtrack to life's contradictions. Equal parts dancing and despair, past and future, their new wave-inspired sound is crafted with listener accessibility in mind.
"Our new album is the sound of being on the edge of hopelessness, while desperately searching for the neon glow of the next party," the band tells Exclaim!
Said record entrances from the opening pulsating synth lines of "A Dark Chapter in Our History" right through to closer "Living in a Coma," taking listeners on a darkly menacing and mesmerizing trip.
Alone/Together arrives on September 23 via Negative Gain. Give it an early stream in the player below.