Ex-Cult have announced their third album, Negative Growth (out Sept. 23rd), and have also shared the blistering lead single Attention Ritual plus some US tour dates.
The new full-length follows their great Cigarette Machine EP from last year. Recorded by Ty Segall (Ex-Cult frontman Chris Shaw’s bandmate in GØGGS), it is the band’s first on the venerable In The Red imprint.
The lead single off the “nine-track nightmare” portends a promising record. Scuzzy, lo-fi guitar and the spirit of 80s hardcore collide on this great new track from the Memphis punks.
Attention Ritual is the band’s rough-around-the-edges post-punk at its finest. With a new 7” coming out next week for their standalone Summer of Fear single (a thrashing new tune about the Memphis strangler who went on a murder spree in the summer of ’69…brutal!), these guys have some seriously cool stuff coming out over the next two months.
And that’s not to mention a string of US tour dates with Australian punk outfit Power.
Check out Attention Ritual below: