FLASHER - CONSTANT IMAGE VINYL (LTD. ED. CLEAR)
LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL
Release Date: 8th June 2018
Debut album from the DC band which include a former member of DC contemporaries Priests. Flasher mix post-punk and indie-rock with a nod to the DC music of the past (Fugazi, Dischord Record etc...) to create an intoxicating mix of punk, rock and pop which is as catchy as it is cutting. Constant Image may be the band's LP, but it doesn't sound like one as this is a band that are already sure of themselves and their sound. Well worth a listen if any of the above is your bag and this has flown under your radar.
FFO: Priests, Ought, Iceage, Preoccupations
"Washington, DC trio Flasher release their debut album, Constant Image via Domino. Recorded in 2017 at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, NY, Constant Image was produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, War On Drugs) and crackles with invention. This isn’t the sound of a band finding their feet, it’s the rare sound of three people – Taylor Mulitz on guitar, bassist Daniel Saperstein and drummer Emma Baker - who know exactly what they want to achieve from the start. From their hometown of Washington, DC, with its rich history of idiosyncratic underground music, Flasher has emerged at the forefront of a vibrant musical present. The Sister Polygon label (which Mulitz helps run with former bandmates Priests) is a vital element in this moment of local cultivation and political confrontation. With their new LP, Flasher is helping to define a new generation of music in the city set apart from Dischord or any other storied DC past. First single Pressure gives you a perfect example of what to expect. It’s a song that zeroes in on feelings of mania and alienation but is buoyed by a darting B-52s swagger. There’s weight and lightness here. It’s not often a debut album arrives in so complete a form but when it does you know you’ve got something special on your hands."