words by tom johnson
Zoë Wyner’s tempered voice has always added a unnerving sense of agitation to Halfsour’s music, like a painted on smile always cracking at the seams. That somewhat frantic persuasion was brought brilliantly to life on their latest, an eleven-song album called sticky which was released earlier this summer via the delectable double-team of Fire Talk and Disposable America.
Across the record, the band unravel a barrage of thick guitars, stylish, danceable bass lines, and propulsive drums which barely let-up throughout, save for the occasional sluggish distraction which does just enough to balance the scales.
That aforementioned, frenzied temperament is translated brilliantly on their brand new video for album-highlight “Built-In Guilt”, Wyner’s spirited vocal, the band’s reckless accompaniment, brought to life amid a wildly engaging display of abstract imagery courtesy of Ari Ratner, who directed, produced, and edited the whole bizarre and utterly brilliant thing.
Head over to Bandcamp to hear the record in full, and check out the new video below right now; entering a skewed and fascinating new world for the next three-minutes.
sticky is out now, via Disposable America & Fire Talk Records