Published Apr 14, 2015Following a demo, a 7-inch and last year's Salt EP, Austin-based post-punk quartet Institute are stepping up their game by announcing their first-ever full-length. Dubbed Catharsis, the band will issue the LP through Sacred Bones on June 9.
A press release notes that the 10-song effort was tracked and mixed in the final days of 2014 with producer Ben Greenberg at Brooklyn's Gary's Electric studio. The four-day session yielded material that still pay homage to acts like Crass and Crisis, but Institute are said to have evolved beyond Salt EP by adding acoustic textures, psych-leaning arrangements and epic, outstretched passages owing to the influence of Krautrock "when necessary."
Vocalist Moses Brown has apparently put a revelatory, if damaged, spin on his lyrics, explaining in a press statement that he's using the record "as a vehicle to put things out in the open that I haven't necessarily told anyone."
He added: "The songs are about my faults, my insecurities, my existence, my relationships, my childhood. I'm thoroughly disappointed in myself."
You'll find the chiming guitars and sneered, distorted vocals of first single "Perpetual Ebb" down below, as well as an in-the-works spring tour schedule. Though details on the latter have yet to be filled in full, Institute are set to play in Toronto this June.
1. Perpetual Ebb
2. Admit I'm Shit
3. I Am Living Death
8. Cheaptime Morals
9. No Billowing Wind
10. Christian Right
04/18 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus
05/01 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
05/23 Los Angeles, CA - Jewel's Catch One ^
06/07 Houston, TX - Black Barbie
06/08 New Orleans, LA - TBA
06/09 Memphis, TN - TBA #
06/10 Nashville, TN - 2134 14th Ave N
06/11 Atlanta, GA - TBA
06/12 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
06/13 Philadelphia, PA - Second Empire
06/14 Brooklyn, NY - Palisades *
06/16 Providence, RI - TBA *
06/17 Western Massachusetts - TBA *
06/18 Toronto, ON - TBA
06/19 Chicago, IL - TBA
06/20 Kansas City, MO - TBA
^ with Wolf Eyes
# with Iceage
* with Cheena