Providence, Rhode Island’s Way Out are arguably one of the forerunners in the current crop of post-punk bands. Consisting of singer and guitarist Derek Knox, drummer Anna Wingfield, and bassist Nick Sadler, Way Out’s hooky sound leans heavy on a driving rhythm section interlaced with melodic guitar reminiscent of post-punk greats Wire, Wipers, and early-Cure.
Founded by Knox in 2012, the band became an entity unto itself following the arrival of Wingfield, and shortly thereafter Sadler, whose other musical projects (Daughters and Fang Island) had entered a state of indefinite hiatus, leaving him hungry for a new creative outlet. In 2015, Way Out self-released a four-song self-titled cassette/digital EP via Cercle Social followed by a brief northeastern tour of the United States.
Way Out is releasing an LP, Arc of Descent, with Atomic Action on August 10. We’re pleased to be premiering it below. You can purchase the album here.
This is what the band had to say about it:
There’s a sense of catharsis to ‘Arc Of Descent’ that comes in part from it being a document of three people pushing forward despite great odds. Its path was long and marked with trials, but we are extremely excited to now be releasing the record with Atomic Action. Thematically, the songs deal with feelings of alienation, disconnection, and questions of identity that bind the living and span dimensions.
August 9 @ Strange Matter (Richmond, VA)
August 10 @ The Meatlocker (Montclaire, NJ)
August 11 @ AS220 (Providence, RI)
September 14 @ O’Brien’s (Boston, MA)
September 16 @ Brooklyn Bazaar for Murder of Crows Festival (NYC)