En route to the arrival of the band's debut full length Clandestine due out on the definitive No Sleep banner, Winnipeg outfit Locater (formerly known as Louser) have shared a second single from what is shaping up to be an incendiary introduction.
Just last month, the band confirmed the February 17th due date and delivered the lead single in the track "Phantom" - a sure-handed, powerfully-executed cut that flexed a potent combination of emotive conviction and strong songwriting. In the lineage of bands like Basement, Title Fight and label predecessors Balance and Composure, Locater's brand contrasts a steady cadence with melody that crescendos from subtle to soaring.
Speaking on the thematic significance of such a convincing collection of songs, the band detail the introspective quality that remains consistent throughout. "The record falls back to the weight childhood nostalgia holds in our current lives, and the shaping the way we see the world or how strange and distant we've become from it."
Revealing the second showing from Clandestine, "Stain" again showcases the contemplative tone of the project with vocalist Nick Gammon further detailing the personal weight that makes the cut so convincing, "The lyrics are about the ups and downs of a relationship, having new experiences and stepping out of my comfort zone which distracted me from past and current struggles. The song recalls fond memories of the time that are now mixed in with the loneliness of losing the relationship those memories are built on."
Stream the Knotfest premiere of "Stain" from Locater below.
Clandestine arrives as the band's first full length studio effort, following the acclaimed release of their 2019 self-titled EP. First generating interest with their 2017 introductory EP, Intermediate State, Louser has since refined their brand of expansive, contemporary grunge, evidenced by the one-two punch that have previewed Clandestine thus far.
Clandestine from Louser arrives February 17th on No Sleep Records. Get the album - HERE