04 January 2020


There's an indescribable cold that specifically Eastern European punks effortlessly inject into every pore of their punk. It makes the punk sound dark, and it makes the dark punk sound positively dreary...and it sounds honest. Moscow's SIERPIEN float in a world entirely their own, even while the vocals remind me (sometimes) of the first two ARMIA records and the sounds bridge between worlds of '80s dark college alt/punk (FOR AGAINST, MY DAD IS DEAD) and modern DIY dark wave, but yeah, they sound like nothing but SIERPIEN. Incredibly prolific, there are several available releases before and after this 2015 four songer, but I feel like it's an excellent middle ground to use as a starting point. Plant your feet and prepare yourself to travel forward or backward, there is no wrong decision. 

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