New York’s Activity are excited to release a new single, “Earth Angel,” from their forthcoming debut Unmask Whoever out March 27 via Western Vinyl.  The single is intense but minimal, eliciting a feeling of reflection and even fun disassociation. 

“It’s a song about the freedom of a lifelong love,” vocalist Travis Johnson explains. “I think we were going for a very Talk Talk Laughing Stock vibe in general. The vocals at the end physically hurt to perform. I could taste blood.”

The debut in its entirety leans to ideas of exposed personality flaws, paranoia, and the human ability to grow even when the truth is ugly. 

Established only a year ago, Activity are vocalist/sampler operator Travis Johnson, drummer Steve Levine, bassist Zoe Browne, and guitarist Jess Rees.  Each member mutually described the project as a highlight of their careers.

Together, they outlined the positive experience the band has been, explaining it as a space where each member has freedom to thrive artistically as well as support each others’ strengths.  The ability to craft a great bond and friendship doesn’t suck, either. 


Macie is a lifelong metal fan and music journalist. Thrash is her #1 and she loves a good eighties hair metal jam. She is still waiting for the second-coming of grunge.

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