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We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of The Great Explainer‘s new song “God Botherer.” The track is taken from their self-titled and due out October 28th via Panic State Records.
Vocalist/guitarist Sean Bystrzycki comments on the track:
“The song is basically about how people believe that spirituality can lead to answers or truths about existence, when really it only poses more questions. We believe we can get closer to these truths and answers, but we never truly grasp their meanings. It also touches on personal internal attempts/struggles to experience and understand these truths.”
Hailing from Trenton, New Jersey, The Great Explainer cut their teeth in the nearby, tight-knit Asbury Park and Philadelphia scenes with their aggressively anthemic brand of post-hardcore. After catching the attention of Chunksaah Records, who released their debut EP, 2010’s The Way Things Swell, the band toured relentlessly, only to suffer numerous lineup changes that brought their momentum to a halt. Founding members Nick Rosica and Sean Bystrzycki spent the next two years solidifying their lineup, fine-tuning their sound, and creating their mammoth debut full length.
Recorded in November of 2013 with Paul Ritchie at Retromedia Studio in Red Bank, NJ, this self-titled album finds The Great Explainer focused and ready to make their mark. Bystrzycki’s massive, gritty vocals demand your attention, propelling the darkly melodic album atop a powerful rhythm section and complex heavy guitars.
Due out October 28th from Panic State Records, The Great Explainer’s full length debut represents a band poised to leave a lasting mark.
09/04 New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court Tavern w/ The Holy Mess, Sad and French, Cassavetes