words by tom johnson
Though it was a late-comer to our ears, and one of the last records we heard before prepping our 2017 Year In Review feature, we said the following about Dead Sullivan’s gritty and stirring Imbecile LP:
Distinctly lofi, the record is imbued with real-world sounds, nasal breaths, ambient noise plucked from the surrounding space, and they come together with the songs themselves to craft something beautifully sincere and compelling; gentle acoustic songs that add little flashes of colour to that otherwise solemn voice at its core; a faded but fascinating weaving of whispers and wonder.
More than half a year on from the release of that record, with a slew of stellar support slots alongside the likes of GFP-faves Hovvdy and Hoops, Boone Patrello’s Denton, Texas, project returns with a brand new single today in the form of the shaded, claustrophobic strum of ‘Breathe’, a subdued three-minutes that draws the curtains upon some of the more considered moments of that aforementioned long-player.
Again finding some parallels with the likes of Elliott Smith, as well as the dense atmosphere conjured up by the previously-mentioned Hovvdy, the new track is streaming below today and will be available on cassette via the Dead Sullivan Bandcamp page right here, where you can also check out Imbecile in full. Check out the new song below right now.