Published Aug 27, 2019Vocalist and guitarist Chris Spencer has announced he is leaving legendary noise rock veterans Unsane.
The band haven't officially released a statement or clarified if this is the end of the group, but Spencer told Italian zine Equilibrio Precario he "won't be playing in Unsane anymore."
The frontman was being interviewed about his new band Human Impact, but when asked if he would still be making new music with Unsane, Spencer said "Human Impact will be the only band I see myself playing in for a while."
You can read the full interview below.
Spencer later clarified his statement in a Facebook comment on the zine's post explaining why he's done with Unsane.
"Just to clarify, I will not be playing in Unsane anymore. I'm super proud of what we accomplished, but I need to move on. I'd rather end it on a good note than be a slave to something I've always loved," said Spencer.
Human Impact — also featuring Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop), Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans) and Chris Provdica (Swans) — are making their live debut this Friday (Aug 30) at Union Pool in Brooklyn. Their debut album is expected in early 2020 and will arrive via Ipecac Recordings.
Spencer said the album will have "more of a dynamic range than other stuff I've done. Electronics, samples, a telecaster, giant builds and a more controlled vocal approach."
Unsane's last album was 2017's Sterilize, marking their eighth full-length release over nearly three decades.