Pleasures of the Flesh – “Passover”


Pleasures of the Flesh churn out reverberating post-punk from Louisville, Kentucky. The track “Passover” comes via their new EP Earthly Pleasures, released on Christmas. The track’s first half features a budding assembly of parts, featuring a brooding bass line, menacing vocal angst, and escalating guitars. Aesthetically, I’m reminded of The Chameleons UK, with a tinge of punk-friendly angst emerging in the second half. 01:45 sees a nicely melodic assortment of jangly guitars leading into the rhythmically inclined conclusion. “Passover” shows a convincing, nicely developing post-punk sound.

“This song is about trying to foster and live in a punk community with equality and kindness, but not forgetting that we’re in the South, and hatred and racism are very close to us in complicated ways,” the band writes.

“Passover” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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