From the post-industrial wilderness of Clermont-Ferrand, France, Sofy Major presents the band’s third hardcore-soaked noise rock LP with Waste, which we’re proud to be streaming for you below.
Orders for the CD and LP, with both black and marbled black/orange wax – both versions including download cards – as well as merch and bundle are available here. The album will be release this Friday, October 30th, through Solar Flare Records.
The construction of Sofy Major’s Waste LP was handled by nearly the same cohorts as their preceding sophomore album, Idolize, yet under radically different circumstances. While the band traveled from France to Brooklyn, New York in October 2012 to record with Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio (Unsane, Keelhaul, Cave In), Hurricane Sandy waged war on the region, the immense storm surge demolishing the entire studio and all of the band’s gear. Cohort and labelmate Dave Curran (Unsane, Pigs) helped Schneider and the band relocate to Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge and Spaceman Sound studios and complete the recording sessions Sandy attempted to thwart.
Now comes forth the band’s third album, Waste. With just under forty-two minutes of new material, Waste undoubtedly sees Sofy Major charting new boundaries, and at a more relaxed pace. While not shying away from their rampant outbursts completely, the raging appears more subdued, with slightly more melodious sensibilities enveloping its delivery. The grimy Unsane/Harvey Milk/Hammerhead-influenced Big-Muff sonic core of the band’s delivery is here fused to a rocked-out underbelly analogous to the output of Coliseum, Rising, Floor, and the like. Calling once again upon their trusted engineer team, Sofy Major enlisted Dave Curran (Unsane, Pigs, Big Business) to produce Waste, this time on home turf to avoid hurricanes, recording the album at Black Box Studio in France. The output was then mixed by Andrew Schneider (Pigs, Julie Christmas, Unsane) at Translator Audio in Brooklyn and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.