We’re just going to say it: the debut album from New York sextet Catcher is an absolute scorcher. Fans of Protomartyr, Preoccupations and the more muscular proponents of the current post-punk wave should take note: it’s out Friday February 18th.
The Fat of a Broken Heart has been teased by several singles, but the lead single proper demands your attention from the very first note, dragging you through intense verses and choruses before all hell breaks loose with a potent instrumental breakdown. It’s relentless and repeatable.
It’s also the blueprint for the rest of the record, per drummer Wilson Chestney: “It was one of the first songs we wrote together as a full band and it helped us start figuring out the cohesive sound throughout the album and learn more about how we write together.” There’s so much more where this came from; we’re delighted to premiere ‘Behind a Bleeding Heart’ below. Play it at a suitably oppressive volume.