Five years into their existence as a band Disappears have finally exhaled – following a steady run of singles, ep’s, and three full lengths the band retreated to their studio at the end of 2012 to take stock of where they had been and where they wanted to go.

Disappears returned fully stretched out into the void with 2013’s Kone EP. Abstract and experimental, it erased any expectation’s people had about what Disappears sounded like or were capable of, as well as introduced new drummer Noah Leger – a pivotal force in what was to follow.

Era is the fourth annual report from Chicago powerhouse quartet Disappears. It was formed during the gloom of the Chicago winter at Electrical Audio by now regular foil John Congleton.

Insular and dark, the album sees the band further refining their love of dub, minimalism and repetition into their most original and stark set yet.

It harks back to the early 80?s post punk period, when almost anything seemed possible with the classic two guitar, bass and drums lineup, and exploration and expansion of what could be done with these elements was at the fore.

Dueling wiry and squalling guitars lead the way while a lockdown rhythm section provides the perpetual forward motion.

Era is Disappears at their most abrasive, contemplative, and paranoid – it’s the sound of the void
looking back.

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