Boston screamo / emotive hardcore band LESSENER (ex DISTRICTS, members of KEN BURNS, DET ÄR DÄRFÖR VI BYGGER STÄDER, and MATAHARI) only released one demo in 2010 and a split record with REGRET, THE INFORMER, but their new EP might set them to become one of this year’s most exciting revelations. Heavily influenced by 90s/00s screamo bands and modern, thicker emotive hardcore sounds, LESSENER are as intense and discordant, and as moving, melancholic and rich as the latter. Their new self-titled EP delivers an astounding return and sounds like they’ve settled further into their identity. LESSENER are definitely the name to keep a close eye on! Dig it and share!
“Lessener”, the band’s new single-sided five song 12″ EP (250 copies with screened b-sides and artwork by Roger King of THE PINE / REACHING AWAY), will be out this June on 4 amazing DIY labels, Ancient Injury, Miss The Stars, Zegema Beach and Dingleberry Records! The band will be performing at Zegema Beach Fest in the first days of June and will be a part of a huge JEROMES DREAM Tribute compilation that will see its official premiere here on IDIOTEQ! Be sure to stay tuned!