Drug Church releasing a new EP, ‘Swell’ (stream it)
by Andrew Sacher
We’ve talked before about how Patrick Kindlon may be the most prolific musician in modern post-hardcore, whether it’s with his band Self Defense Family or Drug Church. The latter is releasing a new EP, Swell, on No Sleep this week (pre-order), and we’ve got a full stream of it premiering in this post. It was produced by Jawbox frontman J. Robbins, whose knack for unpolished but clear and powerful sounds fits this band perfectly. “Mall SWAT” is the kind of ’90s-style post-hardcore that J himself helped pioneer, and “Work-Shy” is the closest the EP gets to traditional hardcore, but the rest of Swell has Patrick’s throaty shouts over music more similar to ’90s alternative and indie rock. The different sounds all come together really well. Check it out for yourself, below.