Track Premiere: Comprador – ‘Second Rites’


Keep a big ear out for their upcoming double LP.

There’s something beyond appealing about a band that can somehow straddle the netherworld between frantic/unhinged and controlled/taut. It’s surely not an easy and accessible aesthetic to readily achieve. Ohio’s Comprador pull it off. Combining nonsensical song structures with a suave swagger that recalls QOTSA at their music filthy, the quartet sport a sound that is both sexy and haunting. Bass and drums pummel while guitars stab with jagged and ragged thrusts. Gaudy and visceral.

Also, ‘comprador’ is “a person who acts as an agent for foreign organizations engaged in investment, trade, or economic or political exploitation.” That is all.

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