stream Frail Hands’ new album ‘parted/departed/apart’
In our recent screamo article, we mentioned Frail Hands' upcoming parted/departed/apart as a new album to look out for, and you can now hear that album in full right here, ahead of its release this Friday (1/10) via Twelve Gauge Records (pre-order). It follows the Nova Scotia band's great 2017 self-titled debut album and 2018 split with Ghost Spirit, and it's Frail Hands' first release as a four-piece since the departure of vocalist Dawn Almeda due to vocal strain. Like their debut, it was recorded by Palmer Jamieson and mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley.
Dawn's presence is of course missed, but Frail Hands still rip as a four-piece, and they've managed to create an album that channels all the same energy as their debut and the Ghost Spirit split, while simultaneously turning over a new leaf. The new album has everything from chaotic, pulverizing screamo to gorgeous post-rocky passages, and a few flashes of math rock as well, and it all blurs together for an album that's greater than the sum of its parts. We recommend listening from start to finish, as songs often segue perfectly into the next one, and you can do that below.
Frail Hands have a hometown release show on 1/16 with Moss Harvest, La Bise, and Souvenir. It's their only upcoming date at the moment, but let's hope they add more soon.