Not only does Toronto musician Josh Korody play in bands like Beliefs and WISH, he has been amassing an impressive resume as a producer at his Candle Recording studio. Now, he's adding another feather to his cap by rolling out a new album with a new solo project: Nailbiter, whose album Formats lands tomorrow (September 25) through Hand Drawn Dracula. The entire thing is available to stream now.
While Beliefs and WISH have specialized in guitar-driven shoegaze, Formats is a electronic album made up of industrial darkness, skin-crawling beats, and atmospheric drones akin to Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Dark ambience hangs over many of the arrangements, with "Concrete City" sporting a bloopy, fidgety pulse, "Pressure" doused in circuit-fried tension, "Cycle" consisting of horror-movie swells, and "Scrambling" living up to its name with jarringly skittish beats.
Hear it all below [via Brooklyn Vegan].
10/15 New York, NY - Alphaville (CMJ) *
10/22 Toronto, ON - Bambi's ^
* with Ringo Deathstar, Dead Leaf Echoe, Lazyeyes, Vallens, Beliefs
^ with Marriage, Mystic Triangle