tesh releases his second LP, Spectaclsit on October 12th.
This new LP, namely Spectaclist, is a genre-hopping success in sewing together elements of post-rock, colagist sound, electro-pop, and studio gloss. Composed and produced over the course of 18 months, the record takes its listeners on a journey that explores the predicament of balancing aspirationally-pop compositions produced in a context lacking the larger fanbase, budget, and infrastructure typical of a "pop" release. It compellingly explores this irony of presenting work for consideration in a cannon that doesn't take demos. It is an album about inside/outside, about imaginaries and association, and about relationships unacknowledged/unnoted.
All of this amounts to a treatise on pop-ness in our era of fluid commodity-person coexistence, where we all can be stars for only fifteen minutes.
It is, all said, not a necessarily critical take, but a rather a situationist one (which is noted in the title of the LP, "Spectaclist," being a reference to the French filmmaker and thinker, Guy Debord). tesh explores the eerily simple, in-your-face-ness of one's confrontation with the "spectacle," how it is day-to-day, far from grandiosity and friction. It is growing, it is real, and it's been here longer than you have. It is the tragic and romantic banality of accustomedness in the face of something beyond anyone's control.
The artwork was made by the artist/photographer Sam Youkilis.
Stand-out track include "Wear Your Heart on a Sleeve," "Diamond Cutter," and "The Sense of Humor."
1) Pocket Knife (Time's Up!)
2) Wear Your Heart on a Sleeve
3) Parking Lot Polemics
4) Diamond Cutter
5) The Sense of Humor
6) Where Would I Go? (Feat. Jack)
7) Not Impossible / Damaged Goods
9) Laundry Eyes (Tell Me I'm So Good at It)
10) With Feeling
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