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MC released: Apr 10, 2020

Tracklisting:
1. The Aughts
2. Plaster Casts
3. Market Forces
4. Antarctica
5. Via
6. The Mine
7. Ripper 1
8. Condo Colony
9. Signals:
10. Wet Concrete
11. Terms Of Visitation
FLAT WORMS
ANTARCTICA
Label: GOD
Cat No: GOD018CS
Barcode: 781484201847
Packaging: Cassette

2020, and the scene is now: world in flames, deserts in permafrost, everyone in their own
corners, looking down into their hands. Nothing in common. We can all see that the way it's
happening isn't working, and for a lot of us, that's okay, as long as it doesn't rock our boat, we'll
cope. But for people who are invested in the future, any future - like Flat Worms - they're out
there, full time living, playing to change minds. And they're not alone.
Antarctica is the third Flat Worms album in the past four years. It reflects a situation that's
dire, but not hopeless. Since the release of their 2017 debut LP-even since last year's "Into
the Iris" mini-LP-the sound of the trio has hardened, with the polarities of psych and postpunk smelted into a brutal cobalt alloy. No doubt they're aided by the Steve Albini-engineered
sound rendered at Electrical Audio, where the album was recorded and mixed (in collaboration
with Steve Albini and Ty Segall) in six days.
The rest of the evolution is down to Flat Worms, whose world view and musical viewpoint
pulse with a remorseless drive and a sense of collaborative unity. Will Ivy's cortex-scorching
guitar leads are in united space with the full-body rhythm of Tim Hellman's bass and Justin
Sullivan's drums. Their social comment, bleak, yet earnest, is leavened with bone dry humor (the
title track's isolation conundrums: "My dog is smiling as I drive her to the park / we sit together
in the kitchen after dark / I ask her questions / She just barks") and caustic pronouncements;
a vision of the chaotic, dysfunctional contemporary landscape that recalls the tragicomic
expressions of 100 Flowers and the indefatigable recitations of The Fall.
Commitment. Intention. Collaboration. And a sense that we're meant to enjoy what we're doing.
Even in the desert of Antarctica, Flat Worms are looking for the upside. Come join them!

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