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Never Been
For Against
Never Been
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Just one year after the release of their critically lauded Shade Side Sunny Side album, Lincoln, Nebraska post-punk stalwarts For Against return with their 9th record, Never Been. Formed a quarter of a century ago in 198...  more »

     
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All Artists: For Against
Title: Never Been
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Words On Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 11/10/2009
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 656605748528

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Just one year after the release of their critically lauded Shade Side Sunny Side album, Lincoln, Nebraska post-punk stalwarts For Against return with their 9th record, Never Been. Formed a quarter of a century ago in 1984, For Against has built a devoted worldwide following among dream pop, post-punk, shoegaze, and darkwave enthusiasts. Never Been marks the second record reuniting singer/bassist Jeffrey Runnings with original guitarist Harry Dingman III, who was a core member of the band s first three albums (Echelons, December, In The Marshes), all recently reissued by Words On Music. Never Been showcases the depth and breadth of For Against's sonic palate alternating angular, foot-stomping post-punk with lush, piano-driven ballads and dark Joy Division-esque dirges, woven together by a few elegant, Felt-inspired instrumentals. From 'Antidote,' an unrelenting blast of one hook after another set against a canvas of raw, wintry ambience, to 'You Fade,' a Closer-inspired composition of bleak lyrics, analog keys, and droning guitars, Never Been is drenched with atmosphere and hummable melodies to spare. For Against's 9th record highlights the continued linkages between the band and the post-punk / Factory Records aesthetic which has impacted their sound ever since their earliest recordings 25 years ago. Signposts: Factory Records, Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen, Felt.
 

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Atmospheric guitar drone pop
Charlie Quaker | Normal, IL. | 12/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"9th album since 1987 from Nebraska band is a compelling mid-tempo dream/dirge pop release
with a gorgeously dark heart. Post punk rhythms are drenched with atmospheric guitar drones,
while single note reverb attacks cozy up to sweeps of lush, lonely piano and infectious vocals.
Recalls bands like Joy Division, Felt, Comsat Angels, Chameleons, Fra Lippo Lippi, Echo & the
Bunnymen, Kitchens Of Distinction, the Factory label sound.
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