21 March 2018


Simply put, since the current resurgence of '80s dark and cold wave sounds in the DIY punk scene began in earnest a few years ago, I do not think I have heard a band as compelling as THE COMPLETERS. Derivative? Sure, of course they are. Perfect? Yes, they are. There are only two songs on this cassette (that will thankfully be released on wax in the near future), which just means that every single moment of "Silence" will become a part of your very being as you listen over and over and over and mouth the song's beautiful and poignant lines to yourself in the darkness: ticking is the time going by...silence was the way we meant goodbye. One listen leaves me breathless.

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