Greek noise rockers Krause release new single/video ‘Talentless But Connected’
The Art of Fatigue is out now via Venerate Industries
Greek noise rockers, Krause, are celebrating their album release with a new single/video called ‘Talentless But Connected’. Taken from their third full-length, The Art of Fatigue, which is out now via Venerate Industries. The album represents another switch in the band’s sound, delivering a scattered and relentless listen which showcases their undeniable presence and sonic expression.
Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us8svrcI6Bg
Order The Art of Fatigue here: https://www.venerateindustries.store/krause
Comments the band on the new single: “Τhis song is a record of and reaction to what the last few years have felt like for us. We’re calling it like we see it, pure anger and frustration at the manipulation and decline we have all been subjected to.“
Heavy-as-all-hell Athens, Greece noise rock quartet Krause emerged in 2016, exploding onto an unsuspecting scene with the release of their debut LP 2am Thoughts (Riot Season, 2017). Following in 2019 came the the equally well received The Ecstasy Of Infinite Sterility, a brutal, sparsely melodic monolith of an album. In 2020 the band released The Vague Outlines of Almost Recognisable Shapes/The Fraternity of Lost Men-Children 7-inch, which served as a harbinger of things to come. Two monumental slabs of uncompromising sonic violence gave an inkling of where Krause’s future sound was heading.
Featuring veterans of various scenes and genres (active and past members of VULNUS, Cut off, Rita Mosss, Casual Nun, Progress of Inhumanity, Dusteroid and Straighthate), Krause play AmRep/Touch and Go inspired heavy noise rock and put on an equally unforgiving live show to go with it.
Now, with their brand new full-length The Art of Fatigue, Krause are ready to lay down the next chapter in their noise-riddled, twisted, devastating course and meticulously take apart every single one of your expectations. The savage full-length may be the band’s archetypal statement of intensity and despair made sonic.
On the album, the band comment:
“The tracks are essentially about urban decay and our disgust with politics, society and human life amidst the pandemic and the ongoing crisis. We are all rather misanthropic and pessimistic as people, so our lyrics tend to either be stories of urban isolation or reflect our disappointment with our own selves and humanity under capitalism. Our opinions were confirmed by the financial crisis and the resultant global situation, so I don’t see our themes changing any time soon.
“When we started Krause, all we wanted was to create an atmosphere and tone more than follow a style or genre. In our case, this harks back to the Amphetamine Reptile or Touch and Go bands which were characterised more by an attitude than a cohesive style or sound. As a result, the reference points that we do share (Unsane, Cherubs, Breach, Entombed, Cursed, Hammerhead, Killdozer, Helmet, Shellac, Today is the Day, Melvins, Whores, Gnod, Part Chimp etc) have more to do with a certain attitude and approach to music rather than the act of songwriting itself.”
The Art of Fatigue is out now via Venerate Industries. Order the album here, and the full tracklist plus artwork can be viewed below.
01. Ignorant Acts of Crippled Vision
02. Crowdfunded Assassination
03. Sloppy Human Excess
04. The Stuff of Tired Eyes
05. Talentless but Connected
06. Steeped in Disaster
07. Bootstrap Reactionaries and Alienated Intelligentsia
08. Ceremonial Aspects of Everyday Bloodbaths
10. Hot Bods and Prohibition11. The Things I Love Affront Me with The Effort It Takes To Love Them