We love Boston’s Spirits and that’s not a secret. We’re a bit late to the party sharing this news but there surely are people who haven’t spotted it yet. So yeah, on September 8 Spirits are back with a brand new LP called Unrest. Recorded in their own Boston practice room by Robert Cheeseman and Charles Chaussinand, then mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege it does sounds like a bomb. Judging by the first two tracks revealed, Unrest will take the music of Spirits somewhere it hasn’t been before. We’ll leave the band do the talking by shamelessly copying and pasting their Facebook statement. While reading give the first tracks off Unrest a spin.
UNREST is comprised of 12 songs that collectively push the sonic boundaries of the band outwards in numerous directions while still maintaining a strong foothold on our melodic punk-hardcore roots. The production on the record is a massive leap forward compared to previous releases and it is widely apparent that we took our time trying to get this release right after you give it a listen. UNREST clocks in at 24 minutes and 37 seconds listening time and is packed with everything you’d expect from a follow up to Discontent… hard hitting, no-nonsense, lean punk/hardcore songs that take you on a roller coaster ride of tempos, emotions, and lyrical themes. It’s political. It’s personal. It’s both introspective and a commentary on the surroundings we’re submerged into on a daily basis. Overall, it’s a collective document for how we view the world we’re living in, our designated place in it, and, despite how grim and dismal the outlook may be at this moment, UNREST is a declaration of how we can all work together to make this life better in the present moment and to leave a better world for those yet to come after we’re gone.