Fearing reflect a modern era under darkness on new LP ‘Shadow’

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Despite all the bullshit clutching the world in a vice grip, today (April 10) shapes up as a pretty solid #NewMusicFriday. But beyond the obvious names releasing new albums today (The Strokes, Hamilton Leithauser, etc.), perhaps nothing better reflects our gloomy times trapped within walls than Shadow, the new Funeral Party-issued LP from Bay Area dark post-punk band Fearing.

We’ve already been treated to a trio of rainy-day-eternity tracks from Shadow — “Pictured Perfect,” “Sherbert,” and “Good Talks” — and the other seven should further Fearing as a striking force in the American underground.


Elements of French coldwave, Euro post-punk, and first wave shoegaze all intertwine here for a pretty remarkable depth in sound, where familiar ingredients join together for something that feels modern. We suggest hitting the Bandcamp to acquire the LP on vinyl after a few dalliances with the streams.