When Frodus first broke up, I was heartbroken. And though the members of Frodus have gone to create such diverse creations as Frantic Mantis, Decahedron, The Cassettes, Zealot and Night is Invisible, none of them have really caught my attention as much as the Out-Circuit. I loved their debut album Burn Your Scripts Boys even though it end up being a bit repetitive. That's why I'm glad to see them going in a slightly different direction on their new album Pierce the Empire With A Sound. The new album has a slightly harder sound, as evidenced by the appearance of Sean Ingram of Coalesce and Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, but also maintains the beauty of their first album with some vocal appearances by Rachel Burke of Beauty Pill. While their debut album had a dreamy feel to it, this new album mixes that sound with much harsher textures, and does so beautifully.
Bonus Track - The Contender