Tragic/Athletic – ‘Three Months At Sea’
Tragic/Athletic are the kind of band that have steadily outgrown their initial post-punk roots to inhabit a space that’s both more accessible yet also more complex.
‘Three Months At Sea’ is a dynamic entry that displays their new-found proficiency in slower, more contemplative compositions before building to a euphoric outro complete with brass section. It’s measured and alluring, investing as much in organs and atmosphere as guitar squall. If this is what ‘maturing’ sounds like then I might just apply for my Senior’s Pension.
The EP Brakes is available as a 10″ from the bands’ own vinyl-only label Mt. Field Recordings – in case the song itself didn’t quite solidify their indie cred. Here’s hoping there’s a full-length follow up is released soon.