Over the past few years the bar has been reset in dark alt rock/punk genre. The days of repetitive and shamelessly unimaginative content are giving way to the works of a number of innovative artists truly pushing the limits of production quality and content creativity in their highly engaging efforts. Interviewed for IDIOTEQ in mid-2016, THE YOU AND WHAT ARMY FACTION are one of the most engaging groups emphasizing an experimental and imaginative element to the core of songwriting. We’ve been very impressed by their previous offerings and we’re incredibly proud to give you their newest child named “Rite”. Slated for a February 20th release through DIY label Sweetohm recordings, “Rite” is a forward thinking record of manic diversity and a proof that approaching your influences from a different direction instead of dissociating from them may be one of the best ways to evolve. The new album from THE YOU AND WHAT ARMY FACTION finds the band with their most assured production yet and you can witness it in all its glory below!
Band photo by Nikos Katsaros / Illustration, Design & Artwork by Brittle.
The band commented on the record:
RITE is our third full length release (or the seventh one, if you consider also the eps that appeared in-between) and it expands on our obsession with four-letter album names. Lyrically we explore addiction, the concept of art as medicine and the twilight zone, while sonically we just try to stack as many guitar layers as possible.
RITE’s recordings proved to be a challenge, mostly because at this certain point in time we find ourselves spread between different countries. The fact that some of us also saw their families grow, added extra points of difficulty to the handling of the whole thing. Thankfully, mainly due to our decentralised way of composition, which allowed us to invent ways to minimize distances as well as to extend time, we managed to put together an album that we are quite content with.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone that contributed to the making of this record. It wouldn’t be as special without them.