Indie Noise Rock from New Zealand. - Charcoal Burners: The Verlaines and Husker Du

We find catharsis in the flames of our burned-up memories.

Indie Noise Rock from New Zealand. - Charcoal Burners: The Verlaines and Husker Du

This majestic rock song swings for the fences and weaves a thread of noise-rock into the fabric of a washy guitar tone, smashing effects together like waves of sound on a rocky shore. The ambitious arrangement reads like a condensed symphony, and explores a sense of individuality and disconnection from the shallow expectations of a society that has been abandoned by its heroes.

The Verlaines and Husker Du, the latest from Charcoal Burners, combines a sense of hopelessness with the raw rapture of punk-flavored experimental rock that connects the work of Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü, and New Zealand's own The Verlaines, in a controlled-chaos that mimics the universal angst of a working-class struggle for survival. Alive in these notes is both a restless anger and weary concession that life doesn't always go the way we want - so we find catharsis in the flames of our burned-up memories.

Charcoal Burners is an untapped goldmine of independent songwriting out of Dunedin, New Zealand. This song is featured on our Indie Rock playlist.

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