Eaglehaslanded – S/T

Artist: Eaglehaslanded

Title: S/T

Release: 7″ vinyl / Digital 

Year: 2016

Label: Dingleberry Records / Korobushka Records / Friendly Otter Records / Prejudice Me Records / Ozona Records / I.Corrupt Records / Summercide Records / Structures//Agony Records / Gato Encerrado Records / krimskramz Records

Since their very first show in 2012 Serbia’s hardest working Emo boys Eaglehaslanded have been unstoppable. If I have to be honest I even lost track of the records they’ve managed to put out. And just few days after announcing another European tour, this time mostly around France and Spain, Eaglehaslanded released their first 7″ for the year. It’s a self-titled one and is a collaborative effort between 10 DIY labels, which itself is a huge proof Eaglehaslanded’s efforts haven’t remained unnoticed by the punk community.

What I like about this band is that they waste no time in overthinking or overdoing their music. They write new songs, play them live, put them on record and basically NEVER STOP. And you can easily hear the result of this attitude in their releases. Each one is exploring new sound, often different people produce it, but it’s that sense of relentless experimentation and pure creative aggression that makes it always so special.

This 7″ is once again different from anything else they’ve put out. Briefly opened by one of these 8-bit intros guitarist Djordjije writes, the vinyl quickly grows into something bigger. This time Eaglehaslanded feel heavier. There’s a lot of space and volume in their pieces. The trio sounds as if on the verge of completely losing control over their instruments and music. The emotional chaos that has always been Eaglehaslanded’s driving force here is stronger than ever. Each track in the 7″ is a highlight because they are all so different. From the lunatic vocals all over the vinyl, Nikola Cvetkovic’s trumpet in Нарикаче or the mindblowing closing piece Mirage/Мираж, which I honestly can’t help listening, it’s all a complete madness. And in its twisted way it’s extremely catchy, just like Belgrade-based trio loves it.

Seriously, fuck all other music, it’s an Eaglehaslanded week.

Angel S.

Freelance journalist and full-time copywriter from hell. Playing ambient & drone music as Mytrip, teaching Sound Art, booking shows with For The Kids & Amek Collective. Always in for a cup of coffee.