Published Aug 30, 2017Though Ian Svenonius has spent time as a member of Nation of Ulysses, the Make-Up, Weird War, XYZ, Chain and the Gang and more, he has yet to release a solo effort. That changes this fall with the arrival of a full-length from the DC punk vet under the moniker Escape-ism.
Titled Introduction to Escape-ism, the record arrives November 10 through Merge. Featuring Svenonius playing "a drum box, a guitar, a cassette player," in addition to his "single slobbering, sinful voice," the album is said to be "profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic."
Svenonius has shared a taste of what's to come with "Almost No One (Can Have My Love)." You can find the track in the player below, along with a commercial for Introduction to Escape-ism.
You can pre-order the record and find Svenonius' forthcoming tour dates here.
Introduction to Escape-ism:
1. Walking in the Dark
2. Lonely at the Top
3. Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day
4. Iron Curtain
5. Almost No One (Can Have My Love)
6. They Took the Waves
7. The Stars Get in the Way
8. I Don't Remember You
9. Crime Wave Rock