I got this 4 song demo from this nice Venitian fellas the Transisters after digging the tracks they had up on the internet. Giving a good listen to the demo made me rethink the trip these guys are on. They definitely have a jangly, nervous post-punk thing going on, and have obviously listened to plenty of the Fall, but that aesthetic is filtered through some late 80's DC influences with song structures that seem to owe a lot to the post-rock I'd associate with Constellation Records. While the 4 tracks on this demo, especially the standout "Walking on a Black Hole", have a taught, Wire-esque rhythm with sputtering synthesizers throughout, the two guitars volley for the lead while two singers anxiously trade vocal lines. I hear they're in the process of recording a new record, which might be a good idea to keep your eyes open for.
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