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Orange County, NY-based trio LACES OUT have been writing steadily throughout the pandemic, cranking out angular ‘90s influenced post-hardcore. After making their comeback in July with the noisy and turbulent Roger Podacter EP, the group is ready to unleash their full-length debut Here at the Ashram, a collection of nine juicy tunes picking up where the short and sweet EP left off.
Prior to forming LACES OUT, drummer Steve Delucia and guitarist Ed Ciarfella had played together in various projects for nearly twenty years, including Warwick-based post-punk quintet Pigeon of which bassist Ray Wasnieski was also a member. As with all the band's previous output, Here at the Ashram was engineered and mixed by Jeff Rendano at Boomstick Recording, Monroe, NY, and mastered by Eric Castillo. The LP was completed with artwork by Joe Kelley, and will see release this November on limited edition Opaque Red vinyl.
"When an email came into my mailbox earlier this month about the new single and upcoming album from New York state trio LACES OUT, I didn’t know what to expect. But I was quickly won over by the band’s eerily accurate channeling of the 90s post-hardcore sound. I reached to learn more and, now, TGEFM is stoked to premiere ‘Ipkiss Please,’ the newest single and video from their upcoming album." - That’s Good Enough For Me
"…post-hardcore, hooks for miles, and furious noise rock all wrapped up in one tight package." - Nine Circles
LACES OUT "harks back quite a bit to the 90s post-hardcore scene. There aren’t many bands who wouldn’t want to sound like Fugazi given half the chance, and the fact that these guys can capture something fairly similar to the DC legends’ sense of creative urgency should be seen as a pretty big tick here. […] this is a proper post-hardcore thrill ride that doesn’t waste its time on frills or fancies and instead delivers nine tracks where each feels just as urgent and vital as any other." - Distorted Sound