Bootblacks have released their 9-track melodic post-punk album Thin Skies today, this is also their first LP for Artoffact Records.
The new album is produced by Jason Corbett of Artoffact labelmates ACTORS, and the band’s Bandcamp page describes Thin Skies as, “…evoking scenes of dark days and reckless nights in the urban jungle – a marriage of post-punk emotion and clubland sweat. Frontman Panther Almqvist’s brooding voice captivates as it veers from detached cool to deep vulnerability. Guitarist Alli Gorman’s hard jangle “channels the trademark delay techniques of [U2’s] The Edge,” in the words of Post-Punk. Keyboardist Barrett Hiatt’s arpeggiated synths are the life force pushing the songs relentlessly forward, as Larry Gorman bashes a mix of acoustic and electronic drums with power and perfection. Backing vocals come courtesy of Shannon Hemmett (ACTORS) and Kennedy Ashlyn (SRSQ, Them Are Us Too).”
Thin Skies is available for purchase as a digital download, CD, and vinyl via the Bootblacks Bandcamp page.