This Week's Public Picks: JOHNS

by / Sep. 11, 2018 7pm EST

Album: Night Market by JOHNS

Recommended if you like: METZ, Shellac, Swans

Defunct band JOHNS have released a new album, despite unceremoniously breaking up sometime last year. According to the band, they won’t be playing any more shows, but they have released a record titled Night Market

The 11-track album, recorded at GCR Audio, runs through the band’s brand of discordant, pulsing, post-hardcore punk in a polished and sleek set of songs. Coming three years after the band’s debut, Grift Marks, Night Market picks up the band’s gritty, heavy structures and adds a hint more pop.

Highlights include the brooding and powerful opener, “Waiting Night,” the bombastic and chaotic “Trader,” and the pounding, driving closer, “Heaven in the Way.” Stream the album in full and/or purchase it on Bandcamp today. A limited edition cassette tape of the record is also available via Bandcamp.